Movies

In this category, you’ll find articles on the psychology of film, inlcuding summaries of major films that showcase some of the important phenomena that goes on in our minds.

Anakin Skywalker’s Psychology

With the premiere of the new Star Wars trilogy, it seems that the passion for the saga has awoken again. However, despite the new movies’ positive reviews and box-office successes, there is something missing from the two original trilogies. That…

The Sea Inside: When Life is an Obligation

The Sea Inside is a Spanish film that won the 2004 Best Foreign Film Award. Directed by Alejandro Amenábar and starring Javier Bardem, it’s based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro, a quadriplegic who decides to end his life. 

Princess Fiona is Her Own Heroine

Shrek is a series of animated films that started in 2001 with a movie of the same name. Created by Dreamworks Animation and based on the book by William Steig, Shrek became an international blockbuster. Princess Fiona is the protagonist of this symbolic…

All About My Mother: Forgotten Groups

There’s a lot of talk about higher visibility for women these days. Now more and more people are talking about trans visibility, the multicultural societies we live in, and a world where concepts of race and gender start to blur…

The Wolf of Wall Street: Ambition and Power

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is a US movie directed by Martin Scorsese, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Despite how long it is, The Wolf of Wall Street has a fast and agile rhythm. It’s a movie that,…

Inception: How Traumas Sneak into our Brains

Inception is an American science-fiction movie from 2010. It was written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, a British filmmaker known for the psychological themes in his movies. Inception brings us into the world of dreams, the subconscious, and the way traumas project…

Atlantis and the Role of Women in Disney Films

Animated Disney films have accompanied millions of children over several generations. It’s clear that some are much more popular than others. Perhaps one of the most forgotten Disney films is Atlantis: The Lost Empire. And yet Atlantis is an exceptional example…

Big Eyes, women and the artistic world

Big Eyes (2014) is probably the least “Burton-ish” Tim Burton movie. It’s actually hard to find his unique style in the movie. In fact, it’s nothing like what Burton normally produces because it’s based on real events. We’re talking about a…

Trainspotting and the Effect of Addictions

Trainspotting is a Scottish film from 1996 directed by Danny Boyle; a landmark film in European cinema that had a recent sequel, T2: Trainspotting. The truth is that it is difficult to forget such iconic characters, their peculiar reflections on…

Titanic: a 20 year long love story

Titanic is one the best known blockbuster movies of all time. Its success was so grand that it became an epidemic. Everybody competed to see who went to the movie theater to see it the most.

The King’s Speech and communication disorders

  The King’s Speech is a British film from 2010 directed by Tom Hooper and starring Colin Firth, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor/Actress thanks to his performance of George VI, and starring also Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bohnham Carter.…

Brokeback Mountain, a Love Story

January 22nd was the 10 year anniversary of actor Heath Ledger’s death. He died young, at age 28, but left us an interesting cinematographic legacy. He was in Casanova, Monster’s Ball, Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight, and The Imaginarium of Doctor…