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Anthony Tobia, M.D.
Viewing the film through a psychiatrist's lens.
Fan of The Twilight Zone? Stephen King? Then check this out.
Not enough Stephen King for your Halloween? Jump-start the season here.
Was this film inspired by the world's most prolific serial killer? There are too many similarities to ignore.
A look at films of childhood innocence and baseball—through a psychiatrist's lens.
Coach Mick died 37 years ago, forever changing the life of Rocky Balboa. What if all that could have been avoided with the prescribing of a medication?
Lets deep dive into the Ready Player One rabbit hole and see what Easter egg we pull out!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Shark Week is back!
Merging images of The Hunger Games with Greek mythology for a deep dive Hades would be proud of!
What's your favorite recreation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? Don't answer until you read this!
Is Brit Marling's character a modern-day Manson preparing for her Helter Skelter or someone with resilience to trauma?
Here's a must-read if you're like millions withdrawing from Game of Thrones
Did OCD sack the Roman Empire? And what does GoT have to do with it?
Has Shakespeare provided us with the ultimate fate of Cersei and King's Landing?
Game of Thrones, Evil Dead, and Donnie Darko all come together in "The Long Night."
Does the feud between the Baratheons and Targaryens sound familiar? It should! Here's why.
Was Simba's fate in the stars the whole time? Our analysis uncovers what really ailed the Lion King.
The next time you hear your child talk to their doll, you'll want to forget you've read this.
What do Jeepers Creeper, March Madness, and Louis Armstrong have in common? Read this to find out!
Prom season is right around the corner, making this analysis of the film Carrie a must-read.
How can an iconic 80's slasher help review characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Read and find out!
When is having fun too much of a good thing? We'll weigh in via analysis of the film "Game Night."
Ever think that a memory was too painful to experience? This fictional case explores a radical approach!
After reading this analysis of "Coraline," you'll feel you've just visited the otherverse.
Why did Selena St. George really return home? The secrets of Dolores Claiborne, revealed.
Ever want to get into the head of Rod Serling for 48 hours? Start by reading this.
Looking for something quick to watch on New Year's Eve? This short will get you to midnight!
Did you ever want to cut in front of someone in line to grab that last toy? If you act on these urges, don't say this film didn't warn you!
It may not be The Warriors, but this DJ-narrated film packs plenty of punch!
Find out what's making the children in this thriller so naughty (and remember to bring your erythromycin!).
Anthony Tobia, M.D., currently holds titles of Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.