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What's Normal Anyway?: Searching for Balance in 'Captain Fantastic'

In Matt Ross’ Captain Fantastic, viewers are introduced to a band of outliers: a family living in isolation within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, hunting their meals, residing in hand-crafted cabins and reading about quantum entanglement by moonlight. 1,031 more words


"Captain Fantastic"

“Captain Fantastic”
Directed by Matt Ross

This is not the film you think it is. It is not a superhero film. It is not a kids’ film. 342 more words

Film Review

2016 in theatre - male performances

“Know your lines and don’t bump into furniture” – Spencer Tracy

Fortunately I have been lucky enough to see some stunning performances by male actors who did so much more than just learn and not bump!

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Captain Fantastic (2016) Review

There is a very clear question at the center of Captain Fantastic that never really gets a straight answer – and the film is better because of this.  526 more words


Captain Fantastic

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George Mackay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Frank Langella, Ann Dowd
Directed By: Matt Ross
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Movie Review

Captain Fantastic

Director Matt Ross has created a film that will be loved and hated, critiqued for its direct use of social commentary yet praised for trying something “out of the mold:”. 218 more words


Movies: Certain Women and Captain Fantastic

Certain Women

Whenever you have an almost 40% difference between the Critics Score and the Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, you know there is a big problem with the movie being reviewed. 762 more words