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.

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…

11 Psychological Horror Movies

Most of us seem to like being afraid, as long as it’s a controlled situation. We like it as long as there’s no actual danger, and it’s more of an adrenaline rush than actual terror. Horror movies a great way…

5 Movies for Understanding Anorexia

The term eating disorder includes a lot of different disorders related to the way someone with one eats. They usually happen for a variety of psychological reasons and vary by type. We can probably all think of some of those reasons pretty…

6 Ava Gardner Quotes to Make You Think

During the first decades of the twentieth century, the city of Los Angeles was so full of stars that its brightness eclipsed the stars in the sky. In the midst of all this brilliance, a young country girl appeared. Her…

Life is Beautiful – a Film about Overcoming Adversities

Life is Beautiful is probably the most internationally recognized and acclaimed Italian film. The script, the soundtrack and the actors’ interpretations make it an unforgettable film, capable of making us laugh and cry and transmitting an infinity of emotions. In…

The Shape of Water: Life’s True Monsters

In cinema, the Oscars ceremony is the event of the year, and in 2018, The Shape of Water was the big winner. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is known for his unique style of mixing fantasy and reality, fascinated by…

Joker and Harley Quinn, A Toxic Relationship

The relationship between the Joker and Harley Quinn is one of the best known in animation and comics. They’re the two antagonists in Batman, but so charismatic that people have fallen in love with them. The two are fundamental in…