Mental illness

Creedmoria

As a teenager growing up across the street from the Creedmoor psychiatric center in the early 1980s, Candy Cahill (Stef Dawson) is acutely aware of what it means to be different, locked up, and defined by the scope of your Day Pass. She sees the Creedmorians shuffling down the street every day, often being mocked …

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Quills

Now that I’ve finished vomiting in a bucket after seeing Quills, let me give you an idea of what it is about. It is Napoleonic times in France (that would be the early 1800s, for those of you who slept through your history classes), and the prolific smutty author the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush, …

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The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea opens with a mournful Hester (Rachel Weisz) opening the gas on her heater and slowly lying down in front of it, waiting for death. Unfortunately for her, Hester’s neighbors find her, and her suicide is thwarted. What has caused Hester to give up her will? A bad relationship. Using flashbacks to …

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