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Movie review: LBJ

Rob Reiner directed this 2017 biographical film about a complicated, crusty, sometimes ill-tempered, but very human man determined to make the dreams of his assassinated predecessor, John F. Kennedy, come to fruition. The timeframe of the movie is short — … Continue reading

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Beauty and The Beast: a metaphor for NPD.

A few days ago, I was thinking about the wonderful 1991 Disney animated movie, “Beauty and The Beast.” I was always moved by the Transformation scene at the end when the evil spell on the Beast and his castle is … Continue reading

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Movies about narcissism and psychopathy (new header topic)

I have so many reviews and commentaries about movies that portray narcissism and other Cluster B disorders such as BPD that I realized it needed to be a topic in the header. I am not including documentaries in this list, … Continue reading

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“Risky Business”–another 1980s hit that glorified psychopaths and narcissists.

A while back, I wrote an article about the 1980s teen hit movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and how its title character–the hero of the movie–was actually a raging (but extremely charming) psychopath who scored high on Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist. … Continue reading

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“Inside Out”: a touching and funny story about the way emotions work.

Yesterday I decided to take myself to the movies for a change, and chose to see “Inside Out,” the Disney Pixar animated summer fantasy blockbuster. Seeing “Inside Out” was a serendipitous choice, because I just happened to have enough money … Continue reading

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“Welcome to Me”–a darkly humorous look at borderline personality disorder

I’ve been wanting to post a movie review (which I haven’t done in a while), and also something about borderline personality disorder. How serendipitous that the “chick flick” my daughter and I decided to see this afternoon is a movie … Continue reading

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“We Need to Talk about Kevin”: are psychopaths born or made?

Eva Khatchadourian (played brilliantly by Tilda Swinton) is a former travel writer who’s ambivalent about her first pregnancy, and doesn’t seem to be able to connect with her newborn son Kevin, an infant who cries constantly and squirms away whenever … Continue reading

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