Film Reviews

Melancholia: A Review

Steven F. Walker explores the threads of archetypal symbolism, world destruction, and personal depression woven through Lars Von Trier's luminous Melancholia.


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Reflections on "The Tree of Life"

Jungian analyst Diana Heritage explores the ways that Terrence Malick's film evokes that which we yearn to know--but most likely never will.


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Gale's Answer to Jung

Italian psychiatrist Massimo Lanzaro explores conceptions of grief in this review of The Life of David Gale, a film by Alan Parker.

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A Psychoanalytic Look at "Lars and the Real Girl"

The 2007 film Lars and the Real Girl serves as a fine introduction to the enduring insights of British psychologist D.W. Winnicott, in this review by psychoanalytic psychologist Margaret Jordan.

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A View of Mystic River

Analyst and writer Gretchen Heyer explores the complicated nature of grief in this review of Clint Eastwood's film Mystic River.

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