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Silence (2016)

Published in S
Friday, 16 December 2016 13:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Strong violence, scenes of torture.

  • The pitch

    Enjoy the Silence.

  • Starring

    Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yôsuke Kubozuka

  • Directed by

    Martin Scorsese

  • Running time

    161 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are beheaded, tortured, strung up on crucifixes, hung upside down/bled out, drowned, burned alive, held underwater until dead, dragged, scalded, tied up, kicked, shaken, hit with objects, pelted with rocks, imprisoned, restrained. A man watches his family burn to death. A man watches his friend/colleague drowned. A man bangs on walls several times. Arguing, screaming. Persecution, repression, suffering, tens of thousands of Christians executed/beheaded, crucified man took four days to die mentioned. Blood/gore: Many bodies. Severed heads, headless body. Bloody feet, incision, face, forehead, scratches, sword, ground, smear; dripping blood. Pool of blood, brain matter, flesh. Burning bodies. Scars, sores, welts, milky eyes. Filthy, reddened/scalded/sunburned skin, blackened/broken/rotting teeth. Images of Jesus with crown of thorns/blood on forehead. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Men in loincloths, male bottoms. Concubines, fidelity, monogamy, celibacy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (sake). Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (wretch, peasants, fools, whore, evil, etc). Religious references and exclamations (praise Him Lord Jesus Christ, praise be to God, gospel of his love, in Jesus' name, blessed virgin, God's creatures, go in peace, etc).

  • THEMES

    Missionaries, Christianity, 17th-century Japan, evangelism, persecution, betrayal, torture, faith, courage, smuggling, confession, ignorance, truth, martyrdom, forgiveness, apostasy, crisis, history, doubt, ego, tolerance, injustice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead partners, dead family, dead husband. Funeral setting. Vomiting, spitting. Lightning, full moon. Horses, hawk, cats, lizard. Fish eaten. Some Japanese and Latin languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel Silence by Shûsaku Endô.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Astounding, alive, concentrated, mature, provocative, sophisticated, powerful, slow, thoughtful, epic, strong, challenging, monumental, plangent, scalding, soul-prickling, artful, elegant, focused, searching, grim, eloquent, coherent, shattering, emotional, demanding, poetic, tough, moving, austere, immersive, haunting, fascinating. Subtle/powerful performances, extraordinarily weird/magnificent/exquisite performance by Issey Ogata, subdued/minimalist/faint/subliminal score, phenomenal/striking/gorgeous/painterly/arresting/evocative cinematography, solemn tone, entrancing/visceral/unflinching torture scenes, beautiful/compelling/staggering third act.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed. Tedious/boring/camp/overplayed/uneven/repetitive at times, distracting accents, Andrew Garfield is miscast as Rodrigues, some pivotal scenes ring strangely hollow.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Published in S
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 21:40
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Chewie, we're home.

  • Starring

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Billie Lourd, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis

  • Directed by

    J.J. Abrams

  • Running time

    135 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, pursued, eaten, handcuffed, taken hostage, restrained, interrogated, mind-controlled, hit with objects, tasered, slashed/burned, blasted through the air/against a tree, throat-grabbed, choked, thrown to the ground, grabbed, impaled (lightsaber). Massacre. Heavy gunfire/battles, explosions, fireballs. Objects set alight, blasted, slashed, slapped. Burning objects, village. A child appears to have been taken from her family (implied in flashback). Aircraft crashes/collisions/explosions. Planets destroyed/invaded/exploded. Earthquakes. Screaming, roaring. Poisoning (gas), thieving, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, handprint, heads, hair, objects. Severed limbs (tentacles), slime. Wound-dressing. Corpses, skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Some characters hug, kiss affectionately. Some tight-fitting clothing but nothing revealing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bar patrons hold cups of unknown liquid (possibly alcohol but not specified).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Star Wars, rescue missions, salvage, traitors, betrayal, battles, patricide, non-conformity, insubordinance, death, identity, invasions, stormtroopers, adventure, legends, grief, maps, missing pieces, secret messages, good guys, bad guys, cool gadgets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered father, estranged friends/family. Alien creatures (leathery skin, big bitey teeth, tentacles, giant eyeballs etc) and languages (some subtitles). Vulture, birds. Flash/strobe lighting. Fast-moving flying.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Nostalgic, fresh, fun, intelligent, funny, gritty, electrifying, accessible, satisfying, thrilling, enthralling, clever. Breakneck pacing, full-bodied performances, likeable/engaging new characters, punchy action sequences, shocking twists, glorious visuals, ambitious plotting, terrific sight gags/nods to previous films, Chewbacca still maintains a scene-stealing presence, strong female protagonist, feels like a continuation/reboot of the franchise.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Imperfect, familiar. Equally satsifying and empty, distracting overlord, some miscasting/convoluted plotting, routine storyline, some moments in the third act feel rushed, some moments feel flat, 3D doesn't add all that much.

This Is Where I Leave You

Published in T
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Skating on thin ice.

  • Starring

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, wrestled, slammed against the wall, electrocuted, pushed/shoved, tackled, nipple-pinched. Broken glass, smashed crockery, property damage. Car flipped over, man trips over. Dad falling off roof mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Object protruding from skin. Handling a corpse. Bloody cut, bloody nose, injured hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have bedroom sex. Nude couple (side view, rear view), half-nude boy (genitals seen). Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, bum-grabbing, undressing. Infidelity. Shirtless man in shower, towel. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and discussion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana joints. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots). Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Drug-induced behaviour. A man consumes aspirin pills. Growing weed, popping Xanax, cannabis, drug addict, drinking all day, booze, bourbon, whiskey mentioned. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about homosexuals, disability (deaf children), religion. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, siblings, relationships, death, grief, infidelity, awkward silences, pregnancy, engagement, forgiveness, therapy, brain damage, regret, divorce, ice-skating, miscarriage, dysfunction, oversharing, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, cheating wife/boss. Infidelity, miscarriage discussed. Hospital, cemetery, funeral, church, synagogue, bar settings. Faeces, vomiting. Power blackouts. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, audience-friendly, strong, slick, mainstream, real, engaging, solid, naughty, potty-mouthed. Expert cast, supportive score, handsome visuals, humanistic tone, good balance between comedy and drama, natural humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, overstuffed, overwritten, busy, unsubtle, airless, contrived, vacuous, vulgar, unmoving. Clunky direction, tidy ending, relentless sexual references, smarmy script.

Tracks

Published in T
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 06:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Footprints in the sand.

  • Starring

    Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Emma Booth, Jessica Tovey, Rainer Bock, Melanie Zanetti, Robert Coleby, Rolley Mintuma

  • Directed by

    John Curran

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man slaps a woman (implied). Animals are shot, whipped, beaten, poisoned, roasted, gutted. Suicide (hanging) discussed. Blood/gore: An animal is castrated. Animal corpses, carcasses, bones, skulls. Bloody bullet wounds, open stab wound, blood spray, bloody organs, blood on hands. Severe sunburn.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen beneath sheets after (implied) sex. Kissing, crotch-grabbing, bathing, skinny-dipping. Full female nudity (side and rear views). Loose-fitting clothing, female in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. An animal is poisoned (strychnine).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, d*ckhead, b*tch, bastard, pr*ck. Name-calling. Cultural, indigenous stereotypes. Religious exclamations. References to pig/swine.

  • THEMES

    Treks, expeditions, amazing stories, central Australia, determination, nomads, desert, survival, courage, solitude, camping, camel training, tourists, betrayal, Uluru, sacred sites, photography, suicide, mirages, sunburn, drought, tradition, culture, custom, grief, media, National Geographic magazine.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Deceased mother mentioned. Pub setting. Camels, dogs, snake, flies, flock of birds, caged birds, kangaroo, witchetty grubs, emu, fish. Animal dung, drool, saliva, frothing, vomiting. Open fires, campfires, full moon. Bare soles of feet seen. Some aerial camerawork. Some Aboriginal languages (no subtitles). Based on articles and books written by Robyn Davidson. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Haunting, evocative, meditative, rich, sensorial, inspiring, transfixing, authentic, integral, sensitive, persuasive, wondrous, simple, beautiful, worthwhile. Visually majestic, affecting performance from Mia Wasikowska, superb adaptation, emotionally accessible, stunning cinematography, fluid editing, undulating score, gorgeously rendered.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Perhaps a little long. Slight overuse of flashbacks.

Frances Ha

Published in F
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Frances who?

  • Starring

    Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d'Amboise, Grace Gummer, Patrick Heusinger

  • Directed by

    Noah Baumbach

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Playfighting (kicking, punching, hair-pulling, pretend choking). Arguing, squealing. Nazis mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody elbow.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex acts discussed. Sexual banter and innuendo. Porn, ejaculation, infidelity mentioned. Kissing. Shirtless man, man in underwear. Skimpy clothing/dancewear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, aperitifs). Alcoholism mentioned, inebriation. Smoking. A woman consumes unknown pills (possibly sleeping pills). Sounding stoned mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, b*tch, b*stard. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about sex, height, weight.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, relationships, dancing, choreography, success, failure, ambition, spontaneity, living away from home, living abroad, blogging, travel, girlfriends, best friends, misfits, NYC-living, flatmates, mess, homesickness, jetlag, maturity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased grandfather, ill grandfather, pregnancy, miscarriage, funeral mentioned. Relationship break-up, engagement, estranged friends. Dogs, planes. Dental procedure (cleaning, numbing teeth). Urination, zit-squeezing, vomiting. Cat allergy mentioned, bacon eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moody, playful, carefree, exhilarating, low budget, black-and-white, offbeat, smart, rich, humorous, quirky, engaging, glorious, deadpan. Stellar performances, amusing dialogue, catchy soundtrack, downtown vibe, breathtaking cinematography, swiftly paced, a masterpiece.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Falters in parts. Mildly funny, precious, unoriginal, uninventive.