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You can’t go wrong with solidarity on a day like today.

And when there isn’t as much of it about as we could do with, it can be necessary to timetravel. 174 more words


Captain Fantastic

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There’s only so far that whimsy and sentiment can take an audience and “Captain Fantastic” is an exercise in trying to find that boundary. 370 more words

Movie Review

Captain Fantastic: The Rise of Partisanship

Rating: 3/4

Captain Fantastic was released in July. Few knew it then, or appreciated it, but it was highly prescient.

Ben (Viggo Mortensen) is raising his children in the woods amid the death of his wife. 621 more words

Movie Reviews

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