NAS President Peter Wood reviews Ruben Östlund's new movie The Square, which satirizes modern art and other aspects of modern Swedish society. He writes at First Things:
The Square, in other words, is thoroughly “cutting-edge.” It invokes moral imperatives and stakes intellectual claims, and dissolves them both in postmodern irony. Christian is not a bad man, in the sense that he upholds the pieties of the age. But he is all surface and entirely ineffectual in a crisis. When push comes to shove, he shoves—a little boy down a flight of stairs. But he feels bad about it afterwards, and sends the boy a video message in which he blames “society” for his bad behavior.
You can read the entire review at First Things.