« Lassie | Main | Wickerman »

September 24, 2006

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This_film_is_not_yet_rated Even if you’ve never given a second thought to who bestows ratings on movies or how those ranks are given, Kirby Dick’s enlightening documentary will catch you up in its infectious spin of curiosity. Kirby hires a private detective to uncover the identities of the MPAA’s secret ratings board members, and compares specific content of Hollywood movies against independent films to examine inequities that skew in favor of violence and heterosexual themes. John Waters ("A Dirty Shame"), Matt Stone ("South Park"), Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") and Mary Harron ("American Psycho") are some of the filmmakers who share their candid opinions. The film comes full circle when Kirby sends the movie to the ratings board to be rated before going through their appeals process. This is cinematic activism in motion.

Not Rated. 97 minutes. (B+) (Four Stars)


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference This Film Is Not Yet Rated:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Videos



Throwback Thursday

Podcast Series