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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Published in N
Thursday, 03 November 2016 06:43
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Dark monsters.

  • Starring

    Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer, Karl Glusman, Robert Aramayo, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen

  • Directed by

    Tom Ford

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Women are raped (seen briefly in flashback; discussed), manhandled, threatened, leered at, kidnapped, throat-grabbed. People are shot, punched, wrestled, grabbed, hit, dumped in the desert, threatened at gunpoint, handcuffed, spat on, shoved, hit with an object. Paper cut. Reckless driving, car rammed, car driven off road. Jump scare (man lunges at camera). Phone dropped/smashed, door kicked in. A bird flies into a window. Arguing, screaming. Painting of man pointing a rifle at another man. Fractured skull, suffocated child, broken arm, stolen cars, attempted holdup, shot by a burglar mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody heads, eyes, nose, faces, hands, fingers, knuckles, clothing, bullet wounds, cuts, floor. Bleeding, bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Women are raped (seen briefly in flashback; discussed). Full female nudity (front and rear views). Full male nudity (side/front views; genitals obscured). Couple in bed together (brief; flashback). Kissing, caressing, hand-holding, hugging, crotch-rubbing. People in baths/showers/on toilet. Cleavage, skimpy clothing, shirtless men. Burlesque dancers, gay husband, cheating spouses. Vaginal rejuvenation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, wine, beer, champagne, spirits). Intoxication. Bar setting. Drugs (joint, sleeping pill). Smoking (marijuana joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, p*sses, b*tches, sl*ts. Name-calling (jerks, hot shot, chickensh*t, piece of sh*t, sunshine, crazy, idiot, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, oh my God, godammit, my God, who the hell, honest to God). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Exes, revenge, Los Angeles contemporary art scene, divorce, insomnia, choices, consequences, art installations, art gallery management, lung cancer, evidence, rednecks, rape, murder, isolation, infidelity, writing, storytelling, weakness, guilt.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead/raped wife/daughter. Abortion (implied). Estranged brother, estranged parents, dead father mentioned. Spitting, vomiting, bum-wiping (brown-stained toilet paper seen), bum-scratching. Toilet. Animal antlers on wall. Taxidermy animal with many arrows protruding from skin (art installation). Bird. Adapted from Austin Wright's Tony and Susan.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sumptuous, entertaining, vicious, suspenseful, absorbing, malicious, complex, acerbic, gruesome, gripping, wild, superb, pitch-black, uninhibited, raucous, sophisticated, brutal, impressive, ambitious, bold, intoxicating, intelligent, sensual, contemporary, psychological. Palpable/harrowing/white-knuckle/horrifying/frightening/nail-biting/agonising sequences, invaluable/compelling/inhabited/effective performance by Amy Adams, raw performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, chilling/brutish/unsettling performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, riveting performance by Michael Shannon, delicious/brilliant/unforgettable performance by Laura Linney, show-stealing appearance by Michael Sheen and Andrea Riseborough, seamless telling of three stories, sly/scathing humour, striking production design, exquisite/remarkable cinematography, ace editing, lush/eclectic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Not everyone will love the ending.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Published in B
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:00
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    F'Riggan awesome.

  • Starring

    Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Naomi Watts, Jeremy Shamos, Andrea Riseborough, Lindsay Duncan, Paula Pell

  • Directed by

    Alejandro González Iñárritu

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (gunshot). People are near-molested, slapped, punched, threatened at gunpoint, shot (theatrical), threatened sexually, hit with objects, wrestled. A man leaps from a tall building. Falling meteorite, explosions, downed helicopter, shot robot creature. Objects thrown/smashed. Yelling, arguing. Shooting people, suicide, throwing knife at wife, abusive father mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, blood on face/clothing, bruising. Collapsed man, neck brace, bandages. Bleeding ear, full body cast, dead child mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man tries to force a woman to have sex. Crotch-grabbing, breast-grabbing, erection, kissing (male-female; female-female). Nude man (rear view). Man in underwear, woman in bra, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter. Injecting self with semen, porn, infidelity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Getting/being drunk, rehab, alcoholic father mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Sequels, acting, theatre, Broadway, improv, father-daughter relationships, ego, hearing voices, Raymond Carver, social media, superpowers, celebrity, creativity, comebacks, self-respect, insecurity, critics, suicide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Pregnancy mentioned. Bar setting. Chicken eaten. Lightning, thunder, spitting, toilet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Raucous, dramatic, fresh, spectacular, star-powered, genre-defying, hilarious, beautiful, rich, clever, multi-layered, dazzling, rambling, funny, sweet, sad, brilliant, cynical, snarky, unexpected, intimate, sprawling, fascinating, entertaining. Exhilaratingly original, brilliantly directed, darkly comic, lucid/bold/raw/propulsive camerawork, career-defining performance by Michael Keaton, clever casting, infectious/off-the-cuff score, intricate choreography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pretentious, overplayed, vacuous. Peurile/mysoginistic comedy, spoon-feeds its point, seeminly continuous camerawork becomes distracting.

Welcome to the Punch

Published in W
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 02:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Cops and dobbers.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Elyes Gabel, Natasha Little

  • Directed by

    Eran Creevy

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots of people are shot and killed. People are shot at, punched, kicked, beaten, strangled, headlocked, pistol-whipped, elbowed, hit with objects, pursued, threatened at gunpoint. A murdered youth is frequently discussed, seen in newspaper report. Shootouts, objects destroyed, smashed mirror, building explosion, fireball. Armed men wear gas masks. Dangerous driving, break-and-enter, car rammed. Kidnapping, killing, robbing, murder, car accident, false identity, shoplifting, arrests, smuggling guns mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spray, dripping blood, blood splatter, bloody fingerprint. Blood on heads, faces, clothing, objects. Fluid is frequently extracted from a knee wound (syringe, needle in flesh, extraction, fluid seen). Scars on leg, face; bruising. Photo of corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Pornographic magazine is seen from a distance.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription pills seen. Minor drug offense mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pr*ck, p*iss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Police work, corruption, justice, revenge, murder, politics, campaigning, evidence, dirty cops, grief, cops and robbers, conspiracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Son killed, friend killed, dead police officer. Aircraft, hospital, morgue, tattoo parlour settings. Medical procedures (CPR), medical instruments and equipment noises (flatlining), cardiac arrest, tattooing. Dog, planes, helicopter. Animal-skin rug, animal skull on wall. Bright fluorescent lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Firmly British, mostly quality cast, intriguing characters, slick action, confident, ambitious, inspired, stylish. London looks gorgeous on screen. Stunning lighting and location choices. Memorable performance from Mark Strong.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    McAvoy doesn't suit role. Too plot-driven, solemn, fast-paced and neon-lit. Screenplay weakens, momentum runs out of steam, storyline becomes convoluted. Almost entirely set at night, unoriginal.

Oblivion

Published in O
Monday, 08 April 2013 19:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tom Cruise finds himself.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zoe Bell

  • Directed by

    Joseph Kosinski

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Apocalyptic stories tell of destruction by war, earthquakes, tsunamis, nukes, contamination. Devastated habitat, debris, destroyed landmarks seen. Futuristic weapons resemble handguns, machine guns, sub-machine guns, rifles. Weapons-grade plutonium, nuclear weapons (mentioned). Aircraft, drones spin out of control. People are shot, incinerated, dragged, threatened, beaten, punched, kicked, wrestled, head-locked, tied up, restrained, kidnapped, butt-whipped, blindfolded, attacked by humans and drones. A man falls down a sinkhole. Explosions, sparks, fires seen. Furniture, objects, windows smashed. Damage to property, aircraft, drones. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood is seen on nose, forehead, face, stomach, hands, clothing. Bloody bullet wound.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Foreplay, kissing. Nudity: Skinny-dipping (full female nudity seen from behind; obscured, blurred). Couple shower together. Nude humans seen in suspension tanks.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (mentioned). Smoking (cigar). A healing spray is administered.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, sonofab*tch, p*ss. Cultural, racial and gender stereotyping. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, teamwork, insubordination, memory, relationships, hierarchy, rebellion, suicide mission, environmental impact, war, humanity, desertion, defection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Troposphere setting. Desert setting. Cinematography features very high aerials and fast-moving camerawork. Flash editing creates strobe effect. Thunder, lightning, lightning strike. Mangy dog, fish, buzzing insects. Waterfalls. Licked finger, vomiting. IV drip, needle, breathing fluid, delta sleep seen. Radiation, starvation, dehydration, death, burial (mentioned).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous CGI, complex narrative. Imaginative, speculative, visually enthralling, stylish. Score is effective during first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Loses momentum in the second half. Lacks substance, doesn't jell. Unexciting plot. Score becomes repetitive. Tom-heavy. Underwhelming, incoherent, self-indulgent.