Terrance Malick and the Fecundity of Commitment

By Dawn LaValle, First Things. To the Wonder follows the relationship of a French woman named Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and an American named Neil (Ben Affleck) who fall in love in Paris and then return to Neil’s American home along with Marina’s young daughter. Their relationship stalls, and another woman, Jane (Rachel McAdams), enters Neil’s life. Alongside… Read More Terrance Malick and the Fecundity of Commitment

Perception, Reality and the Videodrome

“The television screen [or, similarly, Internet ‘entertainment’ programming] has become the retina of the mind’s eye…the battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena, the Videodrome. “Whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore television is reality and reality is less… Read More Perception, Reality and the Videodrome