The 10 Best Films from TIFF 2018

TIFF is a world-class mecca for introducing an international audience to emerging and established filmmakers. It is a haven for cinephiles, and I was one of the lucky ones who were able…

Punch-Drunk Love [2002]: A Journey Towards Self-Acceptance

A common quality that many humans share is consistent self-doubt. We are our own worst critics, which can impede our ability to take pride in our accomplishments. This self-doubt also places limits on our means to embrace human connection, creating further alienation and isolation. Spiralling loneliness can manifest in depression, anger, and overall poor health and well-being. “Punch-Drunk Love” is a 2002 film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson told through the eyes of a toilet plunger salesman who faces this very ordeal.