What Makes Some Things Fade Fast, and Others Stand the Test of Time?

After writing this blog for just over three years now, I find it quite interesting to see what types of posts are immediately successful and which articles continue to be successful over a long period of time. The most popular blog post that I have written since 2015 is titled ‘How Have Intimate Relationships Changed OverContinue reading “What Makes Some Things Fade Fast, and Others Stand the Test of Time?”

The Error Called Nostalgia: Remember How the World Used to be Better? What if it Never Was?

One of my favourite movies of all time is ‘Midnight in Paris’. Try to forget about the director for a second and focus on the main reason I love it — nostalgia. In the movie, Gil, played by Owen Wilson, writes a novel about a character who owns a nostalgia shop. He clearly idealises the past, especiallyContinue reading “The Error Called Nostalgia: Remember How the World Used to be Better? What if it Never Was?”

7 Life Lessons That We Can Learn From Hollywood Movies

I recently read a book titled ‘Writing Screenplays that Sell’ by Michael Hauge and was fascinated to see how psychologically informed screenwriters create engaging stories with meaningful plots and entertaining characters. Although Hollywood sometimes gets bad press for promoting materialistic and unrealistic goals for the audience, I do believe that we can learn some valuableContinue reading “7 Life Lessons That We Can Learn From Hollywood Movies”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)

Looking at the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list that came out in 1998, most films are super old. For example, ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941) ranked at #1, ‘Casablanca’ (1942) ranked at #2, ‘The Godfather’ (1972) ranked at #3, ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939) ranked at #4 and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’Continue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)

A list like this will always be subjective, and I don’t expect others to agree with it. However, I still think it is worth highlighting the movies that have significantly impacted my life and why this is the case. If you believe something amazing is missing from the list, please let me know in theContinue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)”