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The Power to Change One’s Mind: The Case of George Sanders

“The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…” John Milton, Paradise Lost

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Rediscovering Purpose When Your Career is Sabotaged

It is a bitter twist of fate when the body can no longer function to allow you to perform within your chosen field of endeavour. Arguably, this is harder when your talent brought you to fame, and the public expectations are immense. An audience attends a concert to be entertained. The want to escape the […]

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Film review – ‘The Night Train to Lisbon’: a surprising journey of redemption

The lead character in this 2013 production is Raymond – a nerdy, reserved professor who is so socially inept that he plays chess by himself. His home is full of books. On his way to school one day. He rescues a young woman who is about to jump from the bridge he is used to […]

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Film Review ‘Fracture’ – Justice Delayed but Not Denied

“…You look closely enough, you’ll find that everything has a weak spot where it can break, sooner or later.” Ted Crawford

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Film Review: ‘The Menu’ – What’s on the menu of your life? You decide!

“…you’ve taken the joy out of eating. Every dish you served tonight has been some intellectual exercise rather than something you want to sit and enjoy. When I eat your food, it tastes like it was made with no love.” Margot

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Film Review of ‘An Inspector Calls’ – The Choice to Live when Death Seems a Foregone Conclusion

“If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?” Mr Birling

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‘Crooked House’

This is a film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel of the same title. This book has a lot to teach us about the dysfunctional family dynamics which could potentially lead to suicide. On the face of it, it is yet another of Christie’s ingenious murder mysteries. This time the detective on the case is not […]

Suicide When Your Body Betrays You

The world is a better place because Professor Stephen Hawkings did not kill himself. Diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 21, and given a life expectancy of two years, no one would have failed to sympathise with his dilemma. But he defied all expectations and lived for a further 55 years with […]