Movie Reviews From a Spiritual Perspective

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A DANGEROUS METHOD

Posted by Jean Jessup on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Docudrama 

"... when I become a doctor, what I want, more than anything, is to give people back their freedom, the way you gave me mine." - Sabina Spielrein, A Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method is the Reader's Digest version of the story of Carl Jung and his relationship with Sigmund Freud.  It is also the story of his non-professional relationship with his patient, Sabina Spielrein, who inspired him to think outside of the box in all areas of this personal life and his career as a psychoanalyst. 

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ALIEN INVASION MOVIES OF 2011

Posted by Jean Jessup on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, In : Science Fiction 

"Off to the movies we shall go, where we learn everything that we know.  'Cause the movies teach us what our parents don't have time to say." - South Park the Movie

2011 has been a big year for 2012 predictions of Alien Invasions, fake or otherwise. And I find it quite interesting that there have been a plethora of alien invasion movies in 2011.  Why does Hollywood think that alien invasion films are so popular now?  For decades or more, we have been trained in the U.S. to think that we are al...
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V (2009): Most Believable Alien Invasion Scenario

Posted by Jean Jessup on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Science Fiction 

"People are scared.  The world's in bad shape.  Who wouldn't welcome a savior right now?" - Father Jack Landry, V (2009)

If you are wondering how a real or fake alien invasion could take place, take a look at the 2009 TV series, V.  So why am I thinking about an alien invasion? Well....In the UFO community, there are many people who are waiting for disclosure. That is, people are hoping that governments, especially the U.S. government, will disclose to the public their knowledge and involveme...
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TAKE SHELTER

Posted by Jean Jessup on Thursday, November 24, 2011, In : Thriller 

"Listen up. There is a storm coming like nothing you have ever seen and none of you are prepared for it!" - Curtis (Michael Shannon), TAKE SHELTER

Take Shelter in one way is the simple story of a working class husband and father who has visceral dreams of a strange powerful storm coming and reacts by expanding his storm shelter.  And in another way, Take Shelter is an emotionally complex story which questions a man's sanity.  It is also a story filled with loosely connected metaphors and sy...
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TREE OF LIFE (Why Dinosaurs?)

Posted by Jean Jessup on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Drama 
 
Photo from Film Detail.com http://www.filmdetail.com/2011/04/22/tree-of-life-dinosaurs-terrence-malick/

I was clicking around on LAMB (Large Assoc of Movie Blogs) Forums and came across this video review of Tree Of Life by Anders Wotzke.   I agree with what Wotzke says in general and was inspired to answer his question on "why dinosaurs?".  I have not yet come across any reviewer who has an explanation for the dinosaurs in this film.  So I am offering my insights here.

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GOJIRA VS GODZILLA

Posted by Jean Jessup on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Science Fiction 

A Japanese classic made into a tamer version for a U.S. mainstream audience.

This was my first opportunity to see the original Japanese Godzilla movie called, Gojira. It was one of the first foreign films to be cut and dubbed for a U.S. audience which usually Hollywood assumes can't or won't read subtitles .  I can see that the U.S. film producers tried to dub the film gracefully.  Raymond Burr's character, U.S. reporter, Steve Martin, was inserted into the original film and was used to narrat...
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MAD MEN - An example of how things are getting better

Posted by Jean Jessup on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : TV Drama Series 

An example of how things are getting better.

I heard that the Mad Men TV show on AMC was hard to watch because it was so sexist.  So I had to see what it was all about.  I started with the first episode, got hooked and saw all three seasons.  I'm looking forward with baited breath to see the 4th season.

The story starts out in 1960 and introduces us to the various characters who work in a fictitious marketing firm on Madison Ave in NYC.  Everyone is smoking, absolutely everyone at work and at h...
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STONE - A Perfect Spiritual Movie

Posted by Jean Jessup on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Drama 

Official movie website for Stone: http://www.stonemovie.com/stone.html

From a spiritual point of view, I LOVED this movie!!!!  It was such a great example of being grounded, centered and in the moment.

The story is about a guy named Stone (Edward Norton) who is up for parole and is being interviewed and scrutinized by a very emotionally closed down parole official played by Robert DeNiro.  Robert DeNiro's character always listens to the religious talk radio station.  The emptiness of all...
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