The Moviegoer: "Bully" Explores the Hatred of the "Other"

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.If you’ve heard of Lee Hirsch’s recent documentary Bully, it’s likely because of the controversy between Harvey Weinstein and the MPAA over whether the film should be rated R or PG-13 due to instances of strong language from adolescent bullies. Eventually, some of those instances were cut, and the documentary received a PG-13 rating. Hopefully, conversation surrounding the film will take a more substantive turn, becaus … [Read more...]