An Unsolved Murder in the Show Me State…Billboards Ineffective, No Solutions Were Shown!

Frank Farley, PhD Frank.farley@temple.edu & Lauren Butler Tug08349@temple.edu Review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Director: Martin McDonagh In a small Midwest American town three roadside billboards on an obscure road outside of town stand unused and in disrepair. A local woman whose daughter was raped and killed many months earlier rents the billboards and…

H2O: Hail 2 Otherness

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 The Shape of Water Director: Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water is an occasionally beautiful but totally absurd love story that pulls out all the stops fantasizing about unexpected connections and…

The Darkest Hour, The Finest Moment

Frank Farley, PhD frank.farley@Temple.edu Review of Darkest Hour Director: Joe Wright Darkest Hour is essentially a docudrama with Hollywood cachet. Its an actors’ movie, focusing heavily on speeches and interactions among forceful political and military figures in close quarters. It documents the drama preceding the Battle of Britain, and the incredible power of Prime Minister…

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…

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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…