Clown Control

Frank Farley, PhD Temple University frank.farley@temple.edu Ayse N. Olgun, Bachelor of Theology, Currently Psychology Student Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey olgunayseolgun@gmail.com Review of IT Director: Andy Muschinetti We suppose the attention being given to the movie IT, a remake of the 1990 version, is due in part to its origins in the writing of Stephen King…

Reflecting Cultural Youth Heroes and Lifestyles Worldwide circa 2017

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com Review of Wonder Woman; Review of Baby Driver Director: Patty Jenkins; Director: Edgar Wright What startling news the popular and critically acclaimed 2017 films Wonder Woman (WW) and Baby Driver (BD) cinematically convey for American boys and girls, and those worldwide as well!  Rotten Tomatoes, a respected…

Frank Farley class photo

The Horrific Doings of DID

  Frank Farley (ffarley@temple.edu), Madeleine Frazier, Jesse Gropper, Joseph Heidt, Anna Hirsch, Devin Houser, Sarah Hurd, Brandon Kane, Bradley MacDonald, Joshua Obidike, Fiona Riso, Codee Ross, Jasmine Speaks, Osi Sprowal, Keaton Tauer* A Review of Split (2017) Director: M. Night Shyamalan Hollywood seldom delivers an important and credible film focused explicitly on psychological theory or…

“Dan”cing through Life

Mary Gregerson, PhD Heartlandia Psychology, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com A Review of Beauty and the Beast (Director: Bill Condon, 2017) featuring Lion (Director: Garth Davis, 2016) “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire Dance defines both self and relational elements in Beauty and the…

Heroism Unsullied

Frank Farley, PhD Temple University frank.farley@Temple.edu A review of Sully, Director Clint Eastwood, 2016 On January 15, 2009, a fully-loaded Airbus 320 airliner Flight 1549 of U S Airways with 155 passengers landed on the Hudson River in the heart of New York City. In one of the most daring, risk-taking examples of aviation adventure…

HE SAID: “Our Lives are So Much Smaller than They Taught Us They Would Be.”

SHE REPLIED: “Look Across the Breakfast Table” … Mary Gregerson, PhD Independent Practice, Leavenworth, KS mary.gregerson@aol.com A Review of Bridget Jones’s Baby, Director Sharon Maguire, 2016 In reel film life Bridget Jones’s Baby, (BJB) 40-something Bridget’s fruitless musings confabulate “body” with “baby.” In real life, at an on-going Kansas City Sunday brunch group, our 40-something…

Hamilton the Musical Through the Lens of Positive Psychology

Susan Birne-Stone PhD, LCSW Systems Therapist, Private Practice & Kingsborough Community College drsusanbirnestone@gmail.com A review of Hamilton An American Musical Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Rogers Theatre, New York When I heard about an up-and-coming musical that was leaving The Public Theater to head to Broadway, I decided to take a shot…