Category Archives: Cinema and TV

How Should Malevolence Be Depicted in Cartoons?

Have you ever wondered if cartoons could discuss the subject of malevolence? Professor Marta Brancatisano offers a potential response to this question. According to her, cinema (here we refer to any sort of depiction) creates "scandal" when it "does not respect the human grammar." In her book Man and Woman, Considerations of Dual Anthropology (“Uomo…
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Should we be putting tv’s in children’s bedrooms?

Is it wise to put a tv or a video game device, like the PlayStation or Xbox, in a child’s bedroom? What do the experts say? After just a brief examination, one discovers that psychologists are against it for various reasons. Let's see what they are. Why would it be better to not put a…
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Racism on TV: the cultural generation gap

Have you ever watched an old TV series or a movie from years ago and found it particularly offensive? You may find some of them which are really offensive towards the communities that today are fighting for an equality not yet fully achieved in some countries of the world; some others are not yet totally…
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CHRISTMAS MOVIES WITH SOUL

We're celebrating Christmas. It’s time for sharing, to spend time together with all the family and - why not? - time to watch Christmas movies with timeless values because, even as the years go by, the message always remains the same: we have to think of others at the cost of thinking less about ourselves.…
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The social dilemma

With a very pressing, very American style of storytelling, the documentary The Social Dilemma gets straight to the crux of the issue it is aims to address. Tristan Harris opens with a very poignant phrase: "If the service is free, you are the product." Professor Shoshana Zuboff (author of the book The Age of Surveillance…
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