I am a psychoanalyst who loves my work. I am also intrigued by what the characters in film can tell us about real human problems. This season, I’ve closely watched and written about all the Best Picture Nominees for the Oscars 2016. I’ve also written pieces on several of the nominated documentaries and some of the films with nominated actors and actresses.
In my pieces, I’ve covered themes including the following: bulimia, divided selves, the dynamics of fear, how integrity can triumph over fear, humanizing revenge, homesickness, the dangers of living in a psycological bubble, what happens to a baby who isn’t loved, being love-starved, depression and mental tyrants, breaking the secrecy surrounding sexual abuse, the trauma of abandonment, and finding words for wordless trauma in therapy.
Below are the links to my Oscars 2016-nominated posts. Click to read and comment. I’ll be watching to see who the winners are and I’m sure you will be too:
Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl
Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs
Bryan Cranston for Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Matt Damon for The Martian
Brie Larson for Room
Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn
Here’s to the winners and fun watching the Oscars 2016 tomorrow on ABC at 7 PM!