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Peculiar Picture Show

Brandon Gregory, Maria Milazzo

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Peculiar Picture Show

Peculiar Picture Show

Brandon Gregory, Maria Milazzo

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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.

Latest Episodes

Juno: A Great Portrayal of ADHD, With Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

EJuno is an excellent portrayal of ADHD and touches on teen pregnancy and postpartum depression. Also, Maria really likes Sonic Youth.

-1 s1 w ago
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Juno: A Great Portrayal of ADHD, With Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Gandhi: The Psychology of Protest

EMaria and Brandon discuss the 1982 Academy Award-winning film Gandhi, including what they knew about Gandhi and what they now know. Brandon digs into the psychology of protest, and Maria tries to connect Jimmy Hoffa and Gandhi. Also, Maria loves shame, so watch out, because she might shame you!

-1 s3 w ago
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Gandhi: The Psychology of Protest

Office Space and Sorry to Bother You: Gen X vs Millennials in the Workplace

EBrandon and Maria talk about Office Space and Sorry to Bother You. Both focus on the workforce, but have different takes on it. Brandon dissects the movie through the lens of Gen Xers vs. Millennials; Maria rambles about genres and meaning.

-1 sJAN 11
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Office Space and Sorry to Bother You: Gen X vs Millennials in the Workplace

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Life's a Bitch, but Good is a Choice

EBrandon and Maria discuss the 2017 indie film darling Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and talk about the brilliant performances and script, and what this film has to say about the nature of good people and bad people.

-1 s2019 NOV 30
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Life's a Bitch, but Good is a Choice

Terms of Endearment: A Lousy Portrayal of an Overbearing Parent

E1983’s Best Picture Winner, Terms of Endearment, stuns Brandon and Maria with unanswered questions, movie cancer, and an unrealistic portrayal of mental health. This film just seems to get so many things wrong. But hey, at least it’s not Shakespeare in Love, right? Brandon thinks anything is better than Terms of Endearment—even Shakespeare in Love.

-1 s2019 NOV 16
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Terms of Endearment: A Lousy Portrayal of an Overbearing Parent

Scarface: A Brutal, Gratuitous Immigrant Story

EBrandon and Maria discuss Scarface, the 1983 crime film classic, and talk about the pressures immigrants in America face, as well as the interesting techniques used in this film and whether mental illness contributes to violent crime.

-1 s2019 NOV 2
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Scarface: A Brutal, Gratuitous Immigrant Story

Carol: A Respectful Portrayal of Lesbians (but the Patriarchy Sucks!)

EBrandon and Maria discuss Carol, the 2015 film about two lesbians in 1950s America. We talk about anxiety, the patriarchy making life tough for women, and the stress of being “the other.” Also, doctors did WHAT for hysteria?! And is this movie is too smart for Brandon or what?

-1 s2019 OCT 19
Comments
Carol: A Respectful Portrayal of Lesbians (but the Patriarchy Sucks!)

Marie Antoinette: It’s Hard Being a Woman in Any Era

EBrandon and Maria discuss the 2006 film Marie Antoinette, a historical drama directed by Sofia Coppola. They muse on the film's ultimate purpose, its modern tone, and what feminism, sexism, racism—all the isms—have to do with mental health. Also, Maria sucks at history and invents something called a Housekeeping Segment, and Brandon can’t seem to take us away.

-1 s2019 OCT 5
Comments
Marie Antoinette: It’s Hard Being a Woman in Any Era

The Top 5 Mental Illnesses, and Their Best Portrayals in Film

EMini-episode in which Brandon goes over the top 5 mental illnesses (by number of diagnoses) and talks about the best portrayals of each in film. Wait—How to Train Your Dragon is about mental illness? Brandon thinks so!

-1 s2019 SEP 21
Comments
The Top 5 Mental Illnesses, and Their Best Portrayals in Film

On Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospect in Film

EMini-episode in which Brandon reminisces on his experiences growing up with undiagnosed bipolar disorder, using three teen films at least partly about mental illness to discuss.

-1 s2019 SEP 7
Comments
On Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospect in Film

Latest Episodes

Juno: A Great Portrayal of ADHD, With Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

EJuno is an excellent portrayal of ADHD and touches on teen pregnancy and postpartum depression. Also, Maria really likes Sonic Youth.

-1 s1 w ago
Comments
Juno: A Great Portrayal of ADHD, With Teen Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Gandhi: The Psychology of Protest

EMaria and Brandon discuss the 1982 Academy Award-winning film Gandhi, including what they knew about Gandhi and what they now know. Brandon digs into the psychology of protest, and Maria tries to connect Jimmy Hoffa and Gandhi. Also, Maria loves shame, so watch out, because she might shame you!

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Gandhi: The Psychology of Protest

Office Space and Sorry to Bother You: Gen X vs Millennials in the Workplace

EBrandon and Maria talk about Office Space and Sorry to Bother You. Both focus on the workforce, but have different takes on it. Brandon dissects the movie through the lens of Gen Xers vs. Millennials; Maria rambles about genres and meaning.

-1 sJAN 11
Comments
Office Space and Sorry to Bother You: Gen X vs Millennials in the Workplace

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Life's a Bitch, but Good is a Choice

EBrandon and Maria discuss the 2017 indie film darling Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and talk about the brilliant performances and script, and what this film has to say about the nature of good people and bad people.

-1 s2019 NOV 30
Comments
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Life's a Bitch, but Good is a Choice

Terms of Endearment: A Lousy Portrayal of an Overbearing Parent

E1983’s Best Picture Winner, Terms of Endearment, stuns Brandon and Maria with unanswered questions, movie cancer, and an unrealistic portrayal of mental health. This film just seems to get so many things wrong. But hey, at least it’s not Shakespeare in Love, right? Brandon thinks anything is better than Terms of Endearment—even Shakespeare in Love.

-1 s2019 NOV 16
Comments
Terms of Endearment: A Lousy Portrayal of an Overbearing Parent

Scarface: A Brutal, Gratuitous Immigrant Story

EBrandon and Maria discuss Scarface, the 1983 crime film classic, and talk about the pressures immigrants in America face, as well as the interesting techniques used in this film and whether mental illness contributes to violent crime.

-1 s2019 NOV 2
Comments
Scarface: A Brutal, Gratuitous Immigrant Story

Carol: A Respectful Portrayal of Lesbians (but the Patriarchy Sucks!)

EBrandon and Maria discuss Carol, the 2015 film about two lesbians in 1950s America. We talk about anxiety, the patriarchy making life tough for women, and the stress of being “the other.” Also, doctors did WHAT for hysteria?! And is this movie is too smart for Brandon or what?

-1 s2019 OCT 19
Comments
Carol: A Respectful Portrayal of Lesbians (but the Patriarchy Sucks!)

Marie Antoinette: It’s Hard Being a Woman in Any Era

EBrandon and Maria discuss the 2006 film Marie Antoinette, a historical drama directed by Sofia Coppola. They muse on the film's ultimate purpose, its modern tone, and what feminism, sexism, racism—all the isms—have to do with mental health. Also, Maria sucks at history and invents something called a Housekeeping Segment, and Brandon can’t seem to take us away.

-1 s2019 OCT 5
Comments
Marie Antoinette: It’s Hard Being a Woman in Any Era

The Top 5 Mental Illnesses, and Their Best Portrayals in Film

EMini-episode in which Brandon goes over the top 5 mental illnesses (by number of diagnoses) and talks about the best portrayals of each in film. Wait—How to Train Your Dragon is about mental illness? Brandon thinks so!

-1 s2019 SEP 21
Comments
The Top 5 Mental Illnesses, and Their Best Portrayals in Film

On Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospect in Film

EMini-episode in which Brandon reminisces on his experiences growing up with undiagnosed bipolar disorder, using three teen films at least partly about mental illness to discuss.

-1 s2019 SEP 7
Comments
On Growing Up with Bipolar Disorder: a Retrospect in Film

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