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ESFS Festival #4 Wrap-Up – Psychotherapy on Film

By Mike Dub and Daniel Barnes MD: Going into this festival, I wanted to concentrate on the subgenres and archetypes of the movie psychiatrist, but after watching these three films, another thread struck me as being prominent to the psychotherapy film: the relationship between prestige and exploitation.  All […]

ESFS Festival 4, Film 3 – A Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method (2011; Dir.: David Cronenberg) GRADE: B- By Mike Dub Given cinema’s predisposition for illustrating human psychology, it is somewhat surprising that David Croneneberg, renowned for his use of surreal narrative devices and imagery (he’s the man who had James Woods stick his head into the vagina […]

Netflix Instant Review – “Bad Timing”

Bad Timing (1980; Dir.: Nicolas Roeg) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes There is nothing easily definable about Nicolas Roeg’s perverse romance Bad Timing, right down to that inscrutable title.  This is a film about lies, distortions, and manipulation, not anything as fickle and uncalculated as bad timing.  The […]

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