SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “The Anarchists” (2022) | HBO Original Documentary | Movie Analysis

The Premise Anarchy is an ideology that appeals to many individuals with libertarian views. According to Dictionary.com, the term means “a state of society without government or law“. The individual is therefore under no influence from so-called authority figures or centralized systems such as banks. In anarchy, no one is in charge and there are …

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SKEPTIC’s REVIEW: “The Vow” (2020) | HBO Original Series | Movie Analysis

The Premise I wasn’t sure whether to cover this documentary in the SKEPTIC’s REVIEW segment. Even though the analysis of video materials regarding cults is a perfect fit for the category, I tend to see Keith Raniere’s NXIVM more as a dysfunctional group that brought together Hollywood rejects and entitled trust-fund kids with a puerile …

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Contrary to Widespread Perception, Horror Fans are not Less Empathetic or Compassionate, New Study Shows

Go ahead, give Annabelle a hug. Whether we’re talking about books or movies, fans of the horror genre are widely perceived as less empathetic and compassionate than non-horror fans. This is because of the nature of the content they consume. Horror films often portray violence and gore, which many thought could potentially desensitize viewers to …

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Ricky Gervais’ “SuperNature” Was Moderately Funny — But Definitely Not Aggressive Toward Any Group

Not my favorite stand-up comedy special, but not the worst I’ve seen either. Yet another comedy show triggered a shitstorm on social media, so I felt I should watch it and draw my own conclusion regarding its allegedly outrageous content. This time it was Ricky Gervais’ “SuperNature” Netflix special which many considered not funny, boring, …

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How Striving to Be Happy Can Make You Miserable – The Science of Happiness

“I just want to be happy” is a goal that many people set for themselves. And then measure whatever happens in their personal and professional life based on this standard. “Am I happy?”, “Does this context make me happy?”. It may seem a clear objective to focus one’s attention and resources on. But that is …

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“Black Victim To Black Victor” – Book Review

A courageous, straightforward, insightful writer. A truth-revealing mirror, reflecting an inconvenient reality. A powerful message that once internalized by those who receive it holds the potential to unlock decades-old social obstacles and start the much-awaited, much-needed healing process of a nation. Adam B. Coleman is the writer. “Black Victim to Black Victor” is the heartfelt, …

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The Psychology Of “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (2020) | Movie Analysis

There’s nothing better in the horror movie genre than a classic gothic ghost story. After “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018), the follow-up drama series “The Haunting of Bly Manor” (2020) excels at delivering the same high-quality thrills to audiences worldwide. Along with the scary story, the exceptional aesthetics, and the supernatural romance, the 9-episode …

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