Mental Illness

*contains spoilers Do you know what my Nietzschean cross to bear has been for the last twenty years and which has been an ordeal of innocence to survive? It is the web of toxic masculinity which exists in my neighbourhood… and the current state of fear by the media gaslighting the population hung-up by governments…

Read more David Bowie’s Revenge for Gaslight (1944) in the AC/DC war of The Prestige (Part One)

*contains spoilers “Ants communicate by chemicals,” according to an actual quote by Stanford University professor Deborah M. Gordon and this is reinforced by director Bert I Gordon’s (1922-) – yes Mr BIG himself – Empire of the Ants (1977) where once again we have a nuclear link, this time nuclear waste polluting the ocean and…

Read more The Cult and Atonement of The Ant Bully but not Them! (1954) Part Two

*contains spoilers The two films Peerce made following The Sporting Club were A Separate Peace (1972) which is based on the latent homosexuality amid the athleticism and secret societies of American selective boarding schools in the novel by John Knowles (1926-2001). Writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012 pneumonia) in the later period of his self-mythologising claimed to…

Read more The Cult Movies of Director Larry Peerce and The Bell Jar (1979) Part Two

*contains spoilers Upon that fateful return to my home town a few years after moving interstate and quitting my first job… I resumed work as a journalist in that snake pit of a newsroom after failing again to produce a novel worth publishing and instead tossed off something worthless… And then shortly afterwards the poetess…

Read more The Evolution and Revolution of Love and Clint Eastwood’s Breezy (1973) Part Two

*contains spoilers Do you know The Three Sisters? No, they are not a wholesome singing group or a Motown invention… Otherwise known as The Three Mothers, they are evil witches from the Dario Argento (1940-) movie Suspiria (1977) and its remake (2018) of the same name… They can invade your mind and give you nightmares,…

Read more The Insidious Witchcraft and Toxic Femininity in Suspiria and its remake

*contains spoilers Let’s take a look at a couple of movies which deal with medications. Firstly, there’s Misconduct (2016) which shows how the law and big pharmaceutical corporations remain credible in the eyes of the public and the world through manipulation of the law. Then second is Side Effects (2013) which shows the trickle-down effect…

Read more The Prescription for Misconduct (2016) may have killer Side Effects (2013)