Mad Women, Crazy Women: The Subversion of Gender Roles in Netflix’s ‘Dead To Me’

In 1991, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise proved that there was a space for women in the buddy film and road movie genres that had been largely dominated by male … Continue reading Mad Women, Crazy Women: The Subversion of Gender Roles in Netflix’s ‘Dead To Me’

Depression and Suicide in Billy Wilder’s The Apartment

When people ask who my favorite fictional characters are, I often receive blank stares when I reply without hesitation: C. C. Baxter. The Apartment (1960) has become a classic in … Continue reading Depression and Suicide in Billy Wilder’s The Apartment

REVIEW: “A Reminder That People Need People” – ‘Kingdom of Us’ (2017)

In 2007, Paul Shanks committed suicide leaving behind wife Vikie, six daughters and a son. Kingdom Of Us is an extraordinarily personal insight into the grieving process of this family … Continue reading REVIEW: “A Reminder That People Need People” – ‘Kingdom of Us’ (2017)

“Don’t Quit Before the Miracle Happens” – Mental Health in Netflix’s One Day At A Time

For reasons unbeknown even to me, I settled in to watch the third season of Netflix’s comedy series reboot One Day At A Time (ODAAT) on a long-haul flight earlier … Continue reading “Don’t Quit Before the Miracle Happens” – Mental Health in Netflix’s One Day At A Time

It’s Kind of a Funny Story: How A Film Exploring the Teenage Perils of Mental Health Holds So Much Contextual Relevance Nine Years After Its Release

2010 was a complex year for film. It was a year where mental health started to slowly creep into the eyes of the media and film, in a way that … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story: How A Film Exploring the Teenage Perils of Mental Health Holds So Much Contextual Relevance Nine Years After Its Release

The Tick: Mental Health and Growing Up Through the Lens of Arthur

Considering that we’re in the midst of a pop culture landscape that is currently overwhelmed with superhero movies and TV shows, it’s understandable that some of the lesser known ones … Continue reading The Tick: Mental Health and Growing Up Through the Lens of Arthur

Vincent, The Monster and Amy: How Doctor Who Captures Depression In ‘Vincent and the Doctor’

When tackling the subject of depression, no episode of Doctor Who captures it better than ‘Vincent and the Doctor’. Airing in 2010 as the tenth episode in the show’s fifth … Continue reading Vincent, The Monster and Amy: How Doctor Who Captures Depression In ‘Vincent and the Doctor’