Category Archives: Cinema and TV

Wake Up Men of America!

A US diocese recently produced a short film to shake up and encourage the men of America to finally behave as adults. The film was prompted by a strong crisis in the actual American society, which has seen in recent years a 40% increase in children born out of wedlock and marriages ending in divorce.…
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Addicts and Emotional Impact of TV Series

When the globalization phenomenon burst into our lives a few years ago, numerous academic debates on the matter arose. The most pertinent writings I read contained the following ideas: it was necessary to begin from the fact that globalization was already a reality whether we like it or not, and therefore the intelligent approach sought…
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Misericordia y perdón: las raíces en la familia

Once upon a time, there were three little kittens named Marie, Berlioz and Toulouse. They and their pretty and elegant mother, Duchess, lived with an elderly spinster in large, luxurious Parisian villa. One day the lady of the house, due to her advanced age, decided to make out her will. Since she had no heirs,…
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TV series in the contemporary cultural landscape

An insightful analysis on local and international television series by Armando Fumagalli, professor of Theory of Languages at the Catholic University of Milan and author of the recent book “The Dark Side - Bad Guys. Antagonists and anti-heroes of films and contemporary seriality”. This past autumn saw the launch in Italy of two television series…
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The most enjoyable family films this Christmas time

Without a doubt, Christmas is one of the most cherished and anticipated times of the year in traditionally Christian countries. It is a time of joy and reflection for those who believe in God incarnate, as well as a reason of celebration for those who recognize it as a feast inspired by positive values such…
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What’s left of the Father Figure?

One of the questions we can’t afford to ignore is what remains of fathers in today’s society. The father figure is disappearing little by little from our social, cultural, and perhaps even anthropological universe. Fathers today seem to flee from the centrality of their original mission: to serve as guides for their children, for a…
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