Three films here in Cannes have held a funhouse mirror up to our relationship with media, and it sure isn’t a pretty sight. Political ads, no matter how well intentioned, are still slickly produced distortions; reality TV encourages a pathological fealty; celebrity culture taken to its extreme will literally make people sick. The trio forms an unintended trilogy of how television can shape, and then warp, our perceptions. And if the medium is the message, then the message is loud and clear: Reality bites. Read More
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