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posted a Quick Tip about Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film). October 25, 2013
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film)
Director David O. Russell sure is on a roll. After “The Fighter” and “I Heart Huckabees”, he sure has managed to come out with another strong film “Silver Linings Playbook”. I am looking forward for his 2013 film “American Hustle”.      Everyone knows that I hate romantic dramedies, but admittedly there are ones that I have really …
reviewed Blue Jasmine. July 25, 2013
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'Blue Jasmine' starring Cate Blanchett
By Joan Alperin Schwartz There are many reasons to see 'Blue Jasmine' written and directed by Woody Allen, but the main one is...the stunning, complex, Oscar worthy performance by, Miss Cate Blanchett.                                                       …
reviewed Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film). July 17, 2013
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film)
       David O. Russell is making a name for himself by taking terribly conventional scripts/plots and turning out remarkably original movies full of life and energy.  He did it first with "Three Kings," but then again, and with more accolades with "The Fighter," which on paper was just another movie about an underdog boxer, but on screen was fascinating, …
reviewed Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film). November 13, 2012
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012 film)
Every so often a film comes along that is original, quirky, poignant and surprising. 'Silver Linings Playbook' written and directed by David O' Russell ('The Fighter') is just such a movie.         The film explores the struggles, eccentricities and obsessions of everyday people. In this case the Solantano family.      Pat …
reviewed Depression. May 10, 2012
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Depression
Depression, if left on its own, kills. When properly diagnosed and treated, it has a high chance of cure. The depressive person is able to move on living like normal people. In many studies, as much as 1 out of 10 in population of developed countries has some form of depression. Hence, it is not an uncommon condition of one's mental health.      I have not had major depression …
reviewed Suicide. May 07, 2012
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Suicide
When money dictates between choosing life or death, it’s the beginning of a sad ending. Thoughts of money become evil. That’s hell on earth. And when people, especially intelligent people couldn’t help and deal with thoughts of failure, death becomes a real choice. Depression sets in and life becomes unbearable. Dying seems like a sensible relief to the then living.      …
reviewed A Dangerous Method. April 29, 2012
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A Dangerous Method
*** out of ****    How you feel about David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" is dependent the most on just how much you know about the topic of the film, psychoanalysis. Those who work closely in the field as profession are likely to write it off as inaccurate and unconvincing, while those who know most of the basics and at least some of the complexities would be expected to enjoy …
posted a Quick Tip about A Dangerous Method. January 06, 2012
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A Dangerous Method
Hello there!    Anyone interested in a little extra insight into A DANGEROUS METHOD, should check out my interview with director, DAVID CRONENBERG here:    http://blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com/2012/0...s-david-cronenberg.html    Thanks for reading!
reviewed A Dangerous Method. December 09, 2011
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A Dangerous Method
A DANGEROUS METHOD Written by Christopher Hampton Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen   Otto Gross: If there is one thing I’ve learned in my short life, it’s this: Never repress anything.   Canadian director, David Cronenberg, is synonymous with exploring sexuality and psychology on screen. In his latest epic, …
reviewed A Dangerous Method. December 09, 2011
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A Dangerous Method
A DANGEROUS METHOD Written by Christopher Hampton Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen   Otto Gross: If there is one thing I’ve learned in my short life, it’s this: Never repress anything.   Canadian director, David Cronenberg, is synonymous with exploring sexuality and psychology on screen. In his latest epic, …
reviewed A Dangerous Method. November 24, 2011
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A Dangerous Method
Star Rating:         Sabina Spielrein was one of the first female psychoanalysts, a fascinating achievement given the fact that she was committed to a mental institution for an entire year. After studying medicine and child psychology in Zurich, graduating in 1911, and getting elected into the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, she proposed an idea in 1912, namely that the …
reviewed A Dangerous Method. November 24, 2011
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A Dangerous Method
Star Rating:         Sabina Spielrein was one of the first female psychoanalysts, a fascinating achievement given the fact that she was committed to a mental institution for an entire year. After studying medicine and child psychology in Zurich, graduating in 1911, and getting elected into the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, she proposed an idea in 1912, namely that the …
reviewed A Dangerous Method. November 21, 2011
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A Dangerous Method
      By Joan Alperin-Schwartz      Sigmund Freud...Carl Jung...So what comes to mind when you hear these two names?...Certainly not, the director David Cronenberg. who's more known for making twisted, dark horror/scifi('The Brood', 'Scanners' 'The Fly) than cerebral relationship dramas.      But with his new film, …
reviewed How Hippies Saved Physics. November 20, 2011
How Hippies Saved Physics
How Hippies Saved Physics is an unconventional   approach to quantum theories in physics during the 1970s.   This curious group of physicists in Berkeley, California,   called themselves the "Fundamental Fysiks Group" to    explore fundamental scientific hypotheses.      This new adventure took the group through quantum theories,   …
reviewed When the Shadows Began to Dance by Ya.... October 30, 2011
When the Shadows Began to Dance by Yamaya Cruz
The major theme of  When The Shadows Began To Dance    by Yamaya Cruz involves how a teenage lady can internalize   coping mechanisms to deal with a seemingly hopeless situation.      The story commences with arguments in a   household partially disheveled. Both parents   seem to be in a painful relationship evidenced   by …
Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the
Rational choice theory was a breakthrough when first proposed, but political science remains uncertain what it really means. This book tries to explore the concept of reason and rationality further. It advocates an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach between social sciences and cognitive sciences in order to better understand human behavior. Some of the chapters explore external factors, such …
The Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology
Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology, as the title suggests, gives a nice outline of the main concepts of Jungian theory. The book begins with an introduction to Jung: as a student of Freud and the rift that grew between student and teacher over Jung's theories. Then, the book introduces the concepts of the unconscious and how Jung's view differed from Freud as well as the importance of dreams and …
reviewed Psychology and Alchemy (Collected Wor.... August 26, 2010
Psychology and Alchemy (Collected Works of C.G.
In his "Prefatory Note to the English Edition," Jung wrote, "In this present study of alchemy I have taken a particular example of symbol-formation, extending in all over some seventeen centuries, and have subjected it to intensive examination, linking it at the same time with an actual series of dreams recorded by a modern European not under my direct supervision and having no knowledge of what the …
reviewed The Psychology of the Transference. August 26, 2010
The Psychology of the Transference
Jung states in the Foreword, "In this book I am concerned with the 'classical' form of transference and its phenomenology... It is not intended for the beginner who would first have to be instructed in such matters, but is addressed exclusively to those who have already gained sufficient experience from their own practice. My object is to provide some kind of orientation in this newly discovered and …
reviewed Two Essays on Analytical Psychology (.... August 25, 2010
Two Essays on Analytical Psychology (Collected
The two lengthy essays by Jung included in this volume date from 1912 and 1916. Here are some representative quotations from the book:    "The neurotic is only a special instance of the disunited man who ought to harmonize nature and culture within himself." (Pg. 19)  "I have long adopted the standpoint that the occasional occurrence of incest is no proof of a universal …
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