Tag Archives: Maggie Gyllenhaal

June 17

Frank – Lenny Abrhamson drags outsider art inside. (Film Review)

Frank is showing at the Sydney Film Festival. You can grab your tickets here. Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did was a dark, unassuming film whose impact relied on a combination of not knowing what to expect despite knowing the plot, Jack Raynor’s fine performance that included vulnerability and a remarkably universal take on issues of […]

Hysteria – Enjoyment at its peak.

Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by modern medical authorities as a medical disorder. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the 19th century. Women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness […]