Author | Harvey Roy Greenberg, MD


Transit: Already in Hell

October 25, 2019


Christian Pitzold’s haunting 2019 film, based on Anna Seghel’s masterful 1942 novel.

Serial Pleasures

June 24, 2019


The pleasures of a story unfolded serially are ancient and ubiquitous.

Intellectual Disgrace

April 29, 2019


How do people with a shred or more of superego assuage the pricks of an uneasy conscience knowing they are sliding down a slippery dark slope?

The Movie on Your Patient’s Mind

March 22, 2019


Inquiring about a patient’s favorite movie sometimes proves unexpectedly revealing.

BlacKkKlansman Still Birth of a Nation

November 28, 2018


The most scorching inditement of racism yet in film. Warning: spoilers.

Babble on Revisited

July 25, 2018


Bingeing on news about the latest White House rumpus has escalated exponentially since the election. Whatever their political views, patients are haunted by an inchoate sense that the wheels are coming off the car, with nary a mechanic in site.

Molly’s Game: Poker Hospital and Pathologic Gambling

March 22, 2018


The game looks disarmingly simple. In fact, it’s alarmingly complex.

Blade Runner 2049: Tears in Rain

February 26, 2018


The sequel probes the big questions without flinging them in the viewer’s face. How does memory articulate with one’s sense of origin and purpose-and, above all, of death?

IT: On the Unheimlich Maneuvers of Stephen King

November 23, 2017


King is singularly adept at capturing the vicissitudes, mores, and speech of pre-teenagers (particularly boys) throughout his writing-most notably in one of his longest novels, IT.

Multiplex Melodies

October 17, 2017


What one brings to the table from one’s own life may figure prominently -and poignantly -in one’s response to a film score.