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Peculiar Picture Show

By Brandon Gregory, Maria Milazzo

Hosts Brandon Gregory and Maria Milazzo, two neurodivergent former English majors, talk about movies as they relate to mental health, mental illness, and invisible illness. From blockbuster hits to arthouse films, there are plenty of movies commenting on these issues. Conditions ranging from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder to PTSD, emotional abuse, and oppression are discussed.

  1. 1.
    Grave of the Fireflies: A Soul-Crushing Wartime Film11/14/2020
    41:24
  2. 2.
    Carrie: The Psychology of Abuse and Criminality (With Pig’s Blood)10/31/2020
    55:04
  3. 3.
    American Psycho: Rich White Men Get to Do Everything10/17/2020
    49:42
  4. 4.
    Brandon’s Anxiety. Branxiety. The Breckoning?10/03/2020
    44:42
  5. 5.
    Jojo Rabbit: Imaginary Friends and the Psychology of Nationalism09/19/2020
    48:39
  6. 6.
    Minisode: Our Favorite Movies 2010-201909/05/2020
    33:28
  7. 7.
    12 Years a Slave: Cumulative Trauma and Dehumanization (with guests Stephanie and Tux!)08/22/2020
    1:16:00
  8. 8.
    Not-So-Minisode: Borderline Personality Disorder08/08/2020
    43:27
  1. 9.
    Get Out: Shedding Some Light on America’s Cordial Racism07/25/2020
    40:54
  2. 10.
    Minisode: Brandon’s Top 10 Movie Crushes07/10/2020
    13:39
  3. 11.
    BlacKkKlansman: Tracing the History of America’s Systemic Racism06/27/2020
    1:03:42
  4. 12.
    American Beauty: A 90s Retrospect06/13/2020
    1:05:23
  5. 13.
    Mommie Dearest: Fuck You, Christina05/30/2020
    43:50
  6. 14.
    Chasing Amy: A 90s Lesbian Film That Doesn’t Quite Get It Right05/16/2020
    47:56
  7. 15.
    Love and Other Drugs: Marred by Love, Saved by Parkinson’s05/02/2020
    48:30
  8. 16.
    She’s Gotta Have It: 80s Feminism and General Sexiness04/18/2020
    33:50
  9. 17.
    You’re Not Helping: Mental Illness Edition04/04/2020
    23:09
  10. 18.
    COVID-19, Social Isolation, and Mental Health03/26/2020
    32:00
  11. 19.
    Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure: Nostalgia in Troubling Times03/21/2020
    52:44
  12. 20.
    Colossal: Huge on Addiction, Abuse, and Other Metaphors03/07/2020
    35:22
  13. 21.
    The Last Emperor: Attachment Disorder and Shit02/22/2020
    41:46
  14. 22.
    New Movie Picks from 2019!02/18/2020
    5:19
  15. 23.
    Juno: A Great Portrayal of ADHD, With Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression02/08/2020
    55:16
  16. 24.
    Gandhi: The Psychology of Protest01/25/2020
    44:32
  17. 25.
    Office Space and Sorry to Bother You: Gen X vs Millennials in the Workplace01/11/2020
    1:04:46
  18. 26.
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Life’s a Bitch, but Good is a Choice11/30/2019
    49:53
  19. 27.
    Terms of Endearment: A Lousy Portrayal of an Overbearing Parent11/16/2019
    39:54
  20. 28.
    Scarface: A Brutal, Gratuitous Immigrant Story11/02/2019
    42:57
  21. 29.
    Carol: A Respectful Portrayal of Lesbians (but the Patriarchy Sucks!)10/19/2019
    45:50
  22. 30.
    Marie Antoinette: It’s Hard Being a Woman in Any Era10/05/2019
    51:41
  23. 31.
    The Top 5 Mental Illnesses, and Their Best Portrayals in Film09/21/2019
    17:51
  24. 32.
    On Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospect in Film09/07/2019
    16:50
  25. 33.
    Dead Poets Society: A Romantic View of Suicide?08/24/2019
    56:51
  26. 34.
    Dances With Wolves: Adding Humanity to Heritage08/10/2019
    53:19
  27. 35.
    Let’s Talk About Mental Illness in the Movies07/27/2019
    13:39
  28. 36.
    Shakespeare in Love: What a shitty movie07/13/2019
    35:53
  29. 37.
    Little Miss Sunshine: It’s OK to Not Be OK06/29/2019
    54:15
  30. 38.
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Being Yourself Isn’t Easy When You’re Queer06/15/2019
    56:11
  31. 39.
    Dog Day Afternoon: A Surprisingly Subtle Look at LGBTQ Issues06/01/2019
    44:57
  32. 40.
    Once Upon a Time in America: Survivor’s Guilt, PTSD, and an Epic Bromance05/18/2019
    53:22
  33. 41.
    Return of the Jedi: Feelings, Faith, and Carrie Fisher05/04/2019
    55:18
  34. 42.
    Clueless: Look who’s clueless now (hint: it’s Brandon)04/20/2019
    52:40
  35. 43.
    Donnie Darko: We still don’t really know what it’s about04/06/2019
    58:02
  36. 44.
    Argo: A hostage situation we knew nothing about03/23/2019
    46:17
  37. 45.
    Captain Marvel: 6-word review (spoiler-free)03/19/2019
    5:00
  38. 46.
    Black Swan: Emotional abuse en pointe03/09/2019
    49:53
  39. 47.
    Natural Born Killers: A little drama and a lot of trauma02/23/2019
    43:36
  40. 48.
    The Royal Tenenbaums: Family drama has never been so quirky02/10/2019
    50:35
  41. 49.
    Silver Linings Playbook: An unflinching look at bipolar disorder01/16/2019
    57:47

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