Nautical Goliath Spares Defiant “David” in a Tables-Turning Whale Tale

Joseph Rodman Albuquerque, New Mexico joseph.r.rodman@gmail.com Mary Gregerson Booz Allen Hamilton Leavenworth, Kansas mary.gregerson@aol.com Marco C. Conners National Simulation Center Fort Leavenworth, Kansas marco.conners@gmail.com Review of Into the Heart of the Sea, Director: R. Howard (Director, 2015), Burbank, CA: Village Road Show Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Hollywood has a long history of telling stories…

Learn From the Animals: The Jungle Book

Frank Farley, PhD Temple University ffarley@temple.edu Lauren Renee Butler Temple University tug08349@temple.edu A review of The Jungle Book (2016), Director: Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures. The Jungle Book is one of the most enduring and endearing children’s stories, a classic written by a literary giant, Rudyard Kipling.  But it is also beloved by many adults. …

Enough is Enough: Time for Culture Change

June Wilson, RN, PhD Media Health Connections junewilsonphd@gmail.com A Review of India’s Daughter Director: Leslee Udwin On December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, India, 23-year old Jyoti Singh, a medical student, had just finished her final exams.  She had only 6 months of internship left. “Happiness was just a few steps away,” her father, Badri…

Homunculi on Screen: The Mediated Mind

Frank Farley, Michelle Beech, Benjamin Brock, Lauren Butler, Bernadette Maher, Mona Sarshar Temple University frank.farley@temple.edu A review of Inside out Directors:  Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen The 2015 Disney/Pixar film Inside Out is a marvel of mental gymnastics played out through animated characters representing emotions of joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust.  These comic-strip…

All the Lonely People: Music on Life’s Discordant Journey

Don Baird The Chicago School of Professional Psychology dbaird3k@gmail.com A review of Living is easy with eyes closed (2013) (Original title: Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) Director: David Trueba; Producer: Christina Huete; Strand Releasing When psychologist Abraham Maslow began his studies of self-actualization, he sought to include the importance of the arts in…