Category "content-rating"

How are film festivals like BQFF able to bypass CBFC certification?

I have heard about film festivals like BQFF, etc. where they show films which have even failed to clear CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification)'s certificati

To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?

Some movies feature child characters put in violent situations. This can range from crude language to extreme horror (e.g. torture, gore, etc.). As an example,

Are content rating criteria applied to music videos?

I am a teacher and would like to use the music video to "Are You Lost In The World Like Me?" by Moby & The Void Pacific Choir to talk about the negative imp

What are 'F-rated' movies?

I know about G, PG, A, R rated movies, but came across 'F' rated movies (e.g. on this list), does anybody know what it means?

What does "Appropriate Audience" mean?

In a lot of trailers these days, you get to see a green background screen with MPAA rating information. I understand if a movie is rated PG-13 or R or All Audi

Did the Catholic Church ever classify some films as sinful to watch, according to ecclesiastic law?

The National Legion of Decency was a Roman Catholic organisation founded in 1933 that rated films, changing its name in 1965 to the National Catholic Office for

Just how is a movie/film piece certified?

How does certifying a movie work? Deciding if it will be realised as: U (for all) or P.G. Etc. Do we know anything (other than what you see on the back of a s

What made "manspreading" acceptable in American movies?

In the 1962 film The Music Man, after the librarian Marion Paroo turns down Harold Hill's advances, there is a scene in which the salesman engages in (fully clo

Why was "Oliver!" (1968) rated G?

I'm surprised that Oliver! (1968) was rated G. It doesn't look like a G rated movie. It contains some strong violence and quite a bit of Drinking. It looks more

How is it decided whether or not a TV show will censor its swearing?

I was watching Deadpool the other night on FX. There's a lot of vulgar language in the movie. However, it was uncensored. Some movies or shows on TV censor t

What are the biggest differences between the American system of movie ratings and European systems?

In the USA the MPAA rates movies according to the appropriate audiences on a scale of G, PG, PG-13, R or NC-17. Only the last two impose any constraint on who c

How do low-budget films go about movie ratings when they want to distribute globally?

Imagine a low-budget production that will be running on multiple festivals and cinemas around the world. After the theatrical tour they'll start home distributi

How long before a film's release will it receive its certificate or rating?

As per the title, I've been researching a film which is released in about 4 weeks but doesn't seem to have received it's rating/certificate from the BBFC yet. (

Why was seventeen chosen to be the age allowed to see an R-rated movie instead of sixteen or eighteen?

I've been curious about this for a while, though I really haven't found any kind of an explanation as to whether the choice of 17 as the allowed age for R-rated

How is John Wick 3 a 15 certificate?

In the UK John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is rated 15, in the US I believe it is R. Can someone explain this to me? This is one of the most horrifically viol

Who enforces MPAA rating adherence?

Let's say one opens a new movie theater in New York City that is accessible to the public. Are there any laws in New York state or the US in general that would

Do movie soundtracks video clips follow the movie's age rating?

I am aware of Are content rating criteria applied to music videos?, but I am asking specifically about soundtrack videoclips that associate with a movie. If th

Is it true that indexed movies in Germany are not actually banned?

When I'm doing some research on a controversial movie, it's not that infrequent to see that it is put on an index in Germany. Does it means that it is illegal t

Who showed content warnings (you know after ratings bumpers) first, HBO or Cinemax?

In 1994, I know both did. I'm just curious. I always like watching taped promo breaks from people that are posted on Youtube. So I'm wondering who was the first

How did "adult" themed shows get on CITV?

Back in the 90s there were some shows on Children's ITV (CITV) that had some fairly adult themes. Round the Bend was quite notorious, with many of the jokes dou