Movie Magic: The Search for Transcendence in a Celluloid World
What's the Prevalence of Porn Doing to Our Psyches?
A revolution in how people access and use pornography has taken the therapy community by surprise. Now some experts believe that an epidemic of porn use is society's newest and most challenging mental health problems.
Move Over, Meryl: Kate Winslet Ascends to Center Stage
What separates screen actors who remain enshrined in our memory from those who just momentarily catch our eye?
Inside Out: Frost/Nixon and Milk Hold a Mirror to Our Fears
Movies are about giving us outsiders in the audience the illusion of being inside the charmed circle of real experience.
Reality isn't what it used to be
Today we engage the world more often through screens than face-to-face. Without planning to, we've become citizens of Screenworld, a collective state of mind that's profoundly altering our orientation toward reality.
Darkness and Light: Evoking the Flip Sides of the Hollywood Dream Machine
Two hugely successful films, released on the same weekend this summer, revealed the flip side of the Hollywood experience.
Play It Again, Denzel: Keeping Alive the Traditions of Yesterday's Stars
American Gangster, Michael Clayton, and 3:10 to Yuma. Our complex relationship with our screen idols is at the root of the Hollywood movie experience.
Getting a Life: Whose Story Are You Living Now?
As we go through our lifetime metamorphoses, we adapt to those whom we like and hate, envy and fear. We fall in and out of love, and emulate and identify with each aggressor and rescuer who comes our way. Some psychologically ambitious recent films have explored how people shape their identities around those whom they venerate or are obsessed by.
Americocentricity: Babel and Borat force us to look beyond our culture
A new generation of filmmakers is taking us beyond the Americocentric world of mainstream cinema.
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