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Project Almanac

Published in P
Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    The most awesome film ever (hey! I'm sure that's not what I wrote!)

  • Starring

    Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Amy Landecker, Gary Weeks, Macsen Lintz, Gary Grubbs, Michelle DeFraites

  • Directed by

    Dean Israelite

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air/to the ground, bullied, hit by a car, pursued, hit with objects. Footage/images of plane crash. Explosions, break and enter, smashed glass, objects thrown/hit, burning objects. Yelling, arguing. Fatal car accident, killing Hitler mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody hand, face, mouth. Bruising. Patients in hospital beds/on crutches, injured friend. Dead people (plane crash victims) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teen couple in bed together (after implied sex). Kissing, ogling. Shirtless men, cleavage, skimpy clothing, bikinis. References to masturbation, sex. Stripper, having sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Gambling (lottery).

  • LANGUAGE

    Friggin', s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Teenage, gender, genre, high-school, nerd stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Time travel, temporal relocation, found footage, father-son relationships, cause and effect, experiments, scholarships, siblings, static electricity, fusion, electromagnetic energy, Lollapalooza 2014, social media, BFFs, school bullying, lottery wins, butterfly/ripple effect, consequences, popularity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father mentioned. Hospital setting. Dog, helicopter, planes. Flickering/strobe lights, welding sparks, soldering, power blackout, fireworks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, enjoyable, self-aware, fun, silly, charming, funny, clever, entertaining, light, good, agreeable, fleet, fast, jaunty. Good actors, likeable/convincing cast, committed performances, solid script, compelling storyline, decent effects, plenty of time-travel film references, easy-going/small-scale jaunts, brazen product placement, cool cameo.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Stupid, sexist, predictable, gimmicky, shallow, unimaginative. Emotionall stunted, weak female characters, quarter-baked storytelling, hand-held camera gets tiresome/distracting/queasy, brazen product placement.

Phobia

Published in P
Saturday, 25 October 2014 07:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Strong bloody horror, strong language, sex.

  • The pitch

    What are you afraid of?

  • Starring

    Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs, Peter Gregus, Debbie Rochon, Sandra Palmeri, Jason Grimste, Andrew Ruth, Hardy Winburn

  • Directed by

    Rory Douglas Abel

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are grabbed, stabbed, terrorised, near-choked, punched, hit with objects, bludgeoned, kicked, suffocated, hit by a car. Self-harm (arm-slicing). A man believes he is seeing his deceased wife, being pursued by a knife-wielding loony. Car accident, killing wife mentioned. Pleading. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody cuts/clothing/stab wounds, bleeding. Blood-covered head, bloody mouth. Blackened veins, bruising, autopsy scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Nude couples (in bed, in shower). Exposed breasts, shirtless man. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple share a joint. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (spirits). Zoloft, Xanax mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Agoraphobia, fear, boredom, insanity, ghosts, psychology, monotony, PTSD, mental illness, panic attacks, therapy, visions, haunting, transcribing, hallucinations, paranoia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered friend. Deceased parents, deceased wife mentioned. Vomiting, drool. Power blackout, animal skull on wall, humanoid spider creature.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Strong, engaging, entertaining, cerebral, slow-burning, low-budget, taut. Compelling/suffocating material, impressive performances, solid pace, spooky finale, nicely photographed, experienced cast, claustrophobic single location, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive. Loses momentum, some technical weaknesses, bad dubbing.