Whale Rider

Roger Ebert answers many interesting movie-related questions every other Sunday as "Movie Answer Man" but this week, his second question-and-answer is particularly revealing: A reader asks if ultra–gory Kill Bill is rated R, why is Lost in Translation R also and why Whale Rider is one level lower than Kill Bill with a PG–13. Ebert starts his explanation with "The MPAA rating system is guided by the greed of the movie industry and its fear of the religious right."