• The film industry as a weapon of a silent war, or a tool of national security protection?
  • Why the world fell out of love with Hollywood films
  • Media and Children
  • The significance of the limits of permissible behavior in childhood
  • What the year 2050 has in store for humankind


Elena Struzhkova, expert of the Center of systemic initiative, Master of agriculture, docent (report at the 5th International Scientific Conference "China and Russia": state development strategies, May, 28th 2018, St.-Petersburg) Cinematography in ... Read more
Anecdotal news about the fact that the negative opinion of fans about the latest Star Wars is also the fault of “Russian trolls”, hides a completely non-funny background and creates a reason for quite serious consequences for the American film ... Read more
Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, and researcher whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children.
Repeated in many articles (including articles written by psychologists), the phrase that a child is equal to us, an adult, a person who has the same desires, opinions, rights like us, in fact is completely untrue. If this is so, then the child ... Read more
Forget programming - the best skill to teach children is reinvention. In this exclusive extract from his new book, the author of Sapiens reveals what 2050 has in store for humankind. Part one: Change is the only constant Humankind is facing ... Read more
On the 19-th of June in Moscow the next rock-festival Maxidrom was held after three-years break, the 1,5 h perfomace of the group Rammstein and its leader Till Lindemann became its main event. When reading the Russian press, the Rammstein's visit to ... Read more
Very many things, which we are now writing about, became clear to us not at once, sometimes years after some first impulse. It was hard to explain what kind of impulse it was, but as a rule it all started with a vague feeling: awkwardness, anxiety, ... Read more
Alternative math, or where the educational reform leads to  
In this short artistic story, the famous American writer Mark Twain perfectly demonstrated that the modern political and legal theory of the separation of powers into legislative, judicial and executive is flawed - for the simple reason that in ... Read more
The time has passed when most of the children were brought up in fairy tales, carefully transferred from the older generation to the younger one. To replace tales came cartoons, and grandfathers and grandmothers, on whose shoulders in many ways the ... Read more
Who are we? Why do we come to this world? What are our motivations for action? What makes us open our eyes in the morning and go out into the world - full of surprises, dangers and exciting adventures? What makes us move forward? Are our aspirations ... Read more
I’m getting more and more convinced that a superhero myth – both in comics and movies, based on them – is a lengthy, colourful and solemn hymn to Blind Luck. You’d been disabled since childhood, but they chose you for a secret military experiment. ... Read more
Voice in the radio "Yes, I drank, but who does not drink now? Either a mutant or a moral monster!"- The voice in the radio of the share taxi was bursting. The passengers sat with indifferent faces and, apparently, did not even notice how they were ... Read more
The “Peter Rabbit” - is an American animated feature film based on the stories of the English writer Beatrice Potter. The film premiered on February 9, 2018 in the US. The script and direction of the “Peter Rabbit” was performed by an American ... Read more
56 years, 24 films (not including several unofficial pictures), 16 Oscars, dozens of Emmy Awards, BAFTA, etc .; 7 billion dollars from box offices, not counting income from DVD, advertising, sales of related products - and all this is one movie ... Read more
Mobile phones, tablets and computers have long lost their original purpose of communications and calculating machines. Now for most people they perform an entertaining function, the value and meaning of which have completely overshadowed the ... Read more
“Many things are not well understood by us not because our concepts are weak, but because those things lay outside of our concepts” Kozma Prutkov Definition of the term "manipulation" Let us define manipulation as a human control tool that is ... Read more
About modern Hollywood cinema it is often said - "the bottom is pierced," showing that there is nowhere else to fall morally. After the release of "Deadpool", "50 Shades of Gray" or "Atomic Blonde" it seemed that it was already the bottom. But there ... Read more
Far Cry 4 – is a popular computer game (2014 year) by Ubisoft Company. Now computer games have not surprisingly become one of the instruments of influence on the public opinion. All the technologies of mind control, used on TV and in cinematograph, ... Read more
The future is in sober and moral people and even nations, and the future of any nation – are, first of all, its children and youth. That’s why an accent of teetotalling and outreach activity in mass aspect should, one way or another, be oriented ... Read more
Children’s film industry, both in Russia and in the West, is going through hard times. The Hollywood wave of a low-grade humor and outright vulgarity was “a must” in a so-called entertainment film format for adults and then percolated into ... Read more
In this article the author observes an untypical for “What is Good” project genre of an adventure movie based on a true story on an example of two films: “Into Thin Air”, 1997 and “Everest”, 2015. 1996 Mount Everest disaster The movies describe ... Read more
It has been much written and told about the image of Russians in American movies, and how precise this image correlates with external policy of the US establishment. Russia – is a geopolitical competitor, meaning that Russians in Hollywood films – ... Read more
Contrary to expectations and hopes of many, moving away from TV-format itself does not serve as an index of changed society’s condition, its rather just creates the ground for further transformation of mindset of the majority of people with virtual ... Read more
One of the most wide-spread arguments sound like: “alcohol and tobacco are presented in our life, that’s why they are in cinematograph as well”. Nobody argues with that: everything, that there is in real life, one way or another will reflect in ... Read more