The Royal College Website has a blog about films by Dr Almeida – titled ‘Minds on Film‘. At the time of writing five films have been reviewed. There is a standardised format with a background to the film, followed by a summary of the film’s narrative and then an exploration of the links of the film to mental health. Almeida has an interesting writing style, ably conveying a sense of the characters in the film and their inter-relationships. Some of the paragraphs are appropriately short and self-contained adding to the aesthetics of the review. Another neat feature of the reviews are the integration of research findings into the text of the reviews helping to contextualise the film in terms of modern psychiatric research. Although this is a relatively recent blog Almeida’s unique style has already produced a number of interesting reviews.
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