Tag: Psychological Drama

SMILE: THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND HAUNTINGSMILE: THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND HAUNTING

Smile

Smile is a 2022 American psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn in his feature directorial debut, based on his 2020 short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. It stars Sosie Bacon as a therapist named Rose Cotter, who, after witnessing the bizarre suicide of a patient, goes through increasingly disturbing and daunting experiences, leading her to believe what she is experiencing is supernatural. It also stars Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan, as well as Caitlin Stasey playing the same character she played in the short film. (Wikipedia)

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CAUSEWAY: SLOWBURN OSCAR-BAIT ABOUT TRAUMACAUSEWAY: SLOWBURN OSCAR-BAIT ABOUT TRAUMA

Jennifer Lawrence in Causeway.

Causeway is a 2022 American psychological drama film directed by Lila Neugebauer from a screenplay by Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Goebel, and Elizabeth Sanders. The film follows a soldier who suffers a traumatic brain injury while deployed in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home. It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry, alongside Linda Emond, Jayne Houdyshell, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Russell Harvard in supporting roles.

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DON’T WORRY DARLING: POORLY EXECUTED HIGH CONCEPT FILMDON’T WORRY DARLING: POORLY EXECUTED HIGH CONCEPT FILM

Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling

Don’t Worry Darling is a 2022 American psychological scifi thriller film directed by Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Katie Silberman. The film stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, and Chris Pine. The film follows an idyllic housewife living in a company town who begins to suspect a sinister secret being kept from its residents by the man who runs it. (Wikipedia)

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THE PATIENT: IS IT WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?THE PATIENT: IS IT WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?

The Patient

The Patient is an American 10-part psychological crime drama miniseries by FX, now streaming on Disney+. The miniseries stars Steve Carrell and Domhnall Gleeson as the two key characters in the storyline. In our story analysis of The Patient Eps 1-2, we had concluded that the series was “not much to recommend with – the only direction is up. Wait and see.” Well, now that the miniseries is over, we have decided to re-examine our initial opinions.

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MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Moon Knight Episode 3 Analysis

Moon Knight Episode 3 is the third instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero that with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.

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IS SEVERANCE WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?IS SEVERANCE WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?

Severance

Severance is an American science fiction psychological thriller streaming television series created by Dan Erickson. The nine-episode first season stars Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Dichen Lachman, Michael Chernus, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, and Patricia Arquette. The series debuted on AppleTV+ in February 2022 and has received wide critical acclaim. So, is Severance worth binge-watching.

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MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)

Moon Knight Episode 2 Analysis

Moon Knight Episode 2 is the second instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero that with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.

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MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)MOON KNIGHT EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)

Moon Knight Episode 1 Analysis

Moon Knight Episode 1 is the first instalment of a six-part American television miniseries created by Jeremy Slater for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Moon Knight is ostensibly a superhero with psychological horror elements, as the character is suffering from dissociative identity disorder (DID). There is also a supernatural aspect to Moon Knight as he is the avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu.

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DEEP WATER (STORY ANALYSIS)DEEP WATER (STORY ANALYSIS)

Deep Water Story Analysis

Deep Water is a 2022 erotic psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne, from a screenplay by Zach Helm and Sam Levinson, based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. Lyne, of course, is best known for erotic film thrillers like Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, 9½ Weeks and is his first film in 20 years.

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NIGHTMARE ALLEY (MOVIE REVIEW)NIGHTMARE ALLEY (MOVIE REVIEW)

Nightmare Alley Movie Review

Nightmare Alley is a 2021 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, being the second feature film adaptation of Gresham’s novel, following the 1947 version. (Wikipedia)

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THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Hand

The Hand is a 1981 American psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandel. The film stars Michael Caine as Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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THE FATHER (MOVIE REVIEW)THE FATHER (MOVIE REVIEW)

The Father (Movie Review)

The Father is a psychological family drama film co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012 play Le Père. A French-British co-production, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams, and follows an aging man who must deal with his progressing memory loss.

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TELL ME YOUR SECRETS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)TELL ME YOUR SECRETS SEASON 1 (ANALYSIS)

Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1

Tell Me Your Secrets Season 1 is the first season of the psychological thriller crime drama streaming TV series created by Harriet Warner. The series revolves two women who are tragically connected to each other through a serial killer. Karen Miller (Lily Rabe) was the girlfriend of convicted mass murderer Kit Parker (Xavier Samuel) and Mary Barlow (Amy Brenneman) is the mother of a missing young woman who is suspected to be one of Parker’s victims.

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JOKERJOKER

“Why so serious?”

Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film is based on DC Comics characters.

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GONE GIRL: STYLISH BUT ULTIMATELY HOLLOWGONE GIRL: STYLISH BUT ULTIMATELY HOLLOW

Gone Girl

Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Gillian Flynn, based on her 2012 novel of the same name. Set in Missouri, the story is a postmodern mystery that follows the events surrounding Nick Dunne (played by Ben Affleck), who becomes the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike). The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. (Wikipedia)

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