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Heart Attacks on the Big Screen Leave a False Impression of Real-Life Symptoms

Heart Attacks on the Big Screen Leave a False Impression of Real-Life Sympt...

When we think of heart attacks, we often find ourselves picturing scenes from the movies. We remember that moment in Something’s Gotta Give where Harry (Jack Nicholson) collapses in pain after fooling around with his girlfriend, Marin (Amanda Pete). He flails about, wincing in pain, trying to deter Erica (Diane Keaton) from performing CPR. We think of the moment in The Godfather when Don Vito Corleone collapses suddenly while playing with his grandson in the tomato garden, dying almost instantly. We may even think of the silliness from Monty Python And The Holy Grail...
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The Significance of Male Trauma

The Significance of Male Trauma

Content Warning: This article deals with sensitive subject matter around the topic of sexual abuse.   Over the last year and a half, news surrounding sexual assault and men of power has been featured in headlines worldwide. What started as a series of allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein led to an avalanche of information exposing the underbelly of sexual coercion across industries. Hundreds of women came forward to tell their brave stories. Within this tumultuous time, a few courageous men made headlines by telling their truths as well. In October 2017,...
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The Men of Hollywood – life in a post-Weinstein world, and why these men shouldn’t get a comeback (Louis CK)

The Men of Hollywood – life in a post-Weinstein world, and why these men sh...

Content Warning: This article deals with sensitive subject matter around the topic of sexual abuse and sexual assault.   The last two years have shaken Hollywood – and the world – in unprecedented ways. In October 2017 the allegations began. Tens of women came out of the woodwork, calling out Harvey Weinstein on his years of sexual misconduct, assault, and abuse of power. The stories took the world by storm, and as one brave woman after another came forward, the gender struggles and dynamics that had been silenced or kept behind closed doors became more...
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Mary Goes Round Takes an Honest Look at Alcoholism and Addiction

Mary Goes Round Takes an Honest Look at Alcoholism and Addiction

We frequently see addiction portrayed in cinema. From the devastating portrayal of alcoholism in Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and sex addiction in Shame (2011) to subtler, possibly light-hearted depictions of behavioural addictions to porn with Don Jon (2013), and everything in between. But a recent Canadian film, Mary Goes Round (2017), takes a close look at alcoholism, and the stigma that surrounds it. The film is about it’s titular character, Mary, played by Aya Cash. Mary is an alcoholic. But she can’t quite admit it yet. Living in Toronto, she parties hard at night, and...