MHAM: Another Side of Daniel Craig

He starred in numerous explorations of complex characters, bringing light to different mental health issues in a way significant enough to influence my own wellbeing.

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MHAM: ‘Kidding’ (2018) and Being Scared of “I Don’t Know’s”

Kidding has cemented itself as a show regularly dealing with heavy issues in a way that is accessible to many.

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Between the Lines: The Sincerity of the ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ Screenplay

Mental Health plays a big part in our daily lives, so it comes as no surprise that the subject usually becomes a talking point in film. For Mental Health Awareness Month, Between the Lines will be looking at a screenplay that has a positive outlook on Mental Health: Lars and the Real Girl.

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MHAM INTERVIEW: Dan Warrender and Scott Macpherson on Their ‘Mental Health Movie Monthly’ Initiative

What is deemed as a ‘good’ representation of Mental Health within the entertainment world? What can filmmakers and showrunners do to better represent Mental Health? To help answer these questions, I approached Dan Warrender and Scott Macpherson.

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MHAM: ‘It’s Always Personal’: Humanising Dystopia and Trauma in ‘The Hunger Games’ Films

In the boom of young adult franchise adaptations, The Hunger Games films stand out as perhaps the last great series, one of the most consistent and faithful adaptations in this late noughties/early 2010s era.

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REVIEW: Swallow (2019) is “Horrifying Precisely Because of How Real it Feels”

Hunter (Haley Bennett) seems to have it all: a rich husband, a baby on the way, and a gorgeous home with space for a massive garden. Yet, she starts to feel confined to her home. Her aptly-named husband, Richie (Austin Stowell), encourages her to stay inside and rest throughout the pregnancy. With no job to attend to, her life is consumed with preparing the house for the baby. Her relationship with Richie is increasingly distant as Hunter feels stifled by her financial dependency and lack of control of her life. She finds release in a very strange place as she impulsively swallows a small glass marble.

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‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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REVIEW: ‘Horse Girl’ (2020) Leaves Behind a Craving for More

Horse Girl had a lot of potential, but ended up feeling like a strong concept and creative visuals strung together without deeper meaning. The ambiguous ending leaves behind a craving for something more.

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‘Gia’: The Undone, The Divine, and Everything In Between

I’m powerless over a lot of things. Things like my love for women, the way I am represented, and the fact it doesn’t rain as often as I’d like. I’m powerless over the fact that I am an addict. And I’m powerless over the effect Gia just had on me. Powerlessness is the fundamental undercurrent…

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‘Iron Man 3’: A Different Kind of Superpower

Whether you grew up with the comics, you watch the movies, both or neither – we are all familiar with what makes Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, heroes. They are strong, powerful and brave. They’re here to save us, and we’re just here to watch. We see them all the time, in the comics, tv shows and movies. People love superheroes so much not just because they’re flashy and cool, but because they’re what we dream of being. They give people someone to look up to and the empowerment they need to plow through a reality that is not so magical. We are shown characters like Superman, who look like Gods, act like saviors and represent nothing but endless possibility, and this is what makes a superhero, right? Well, this isn’t what makes Iron Man.

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