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Mad Max: Fury Road

Published in M
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:26
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and post-apocalyptic themes.

  • The pitch

    Rock and rollover.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Josh Helman, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, John Howard, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson

  • Directed by

    George Miller

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued, stomped, punched, bound, gagged, kicked, dragged, caged, hung upside-down, run over (child/implied), branded, prodded, milked, shot, stabbed, bled, harpooned, thrown through the air, sandblasted, throat-grabbed, tackled, bitten, elbowed, near-choked, held at knife-point, crushed, run over, lassoed, chainsawed, throat-slit, face-grabbed, headbutted. People fall/dangle from high cliffs/moving vehicles. Explosions. Vehicle collisions, rollovers, flips. Vehicles rammed, sliced, set alight, smashed. Animals squished/eaten. Grenades thrown, land mines. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood transfusions, caesarian birth (implied), lung puncture (implied), oxygen mask, catheter of blood. Ripped face, ransacked body, slit throat, crushed hand, collapsed lung, scars, bubbled skin, objects protruding from skin, metal stitches/staples. Bloody eyes, noses, head, back, mouth, faces, hands, feet, wounds, objects, cuts, grazes; blood spatter. Bruising, bandage. Skulls, red eyes, missing limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude female (genitals obscured). Skimpy clothing. Outline of breast/nipples beneath clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Mouths are sprayed with a silver fluid.

  • LANGUAGE

    Possible f-word, bollocks. Name-calling. Derogatory term for homosexuals. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Mad Max, humanity, post-apocalypse, survival, water, escape, hope, redemption, nightmares, flashbacks, polygamy, pregnancy, labour, birth, death of a child, stillbirth, blindness, deformities, Valhalla, family squabbles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Birth scene, stillbirth. Stolen children mentioned. Lizard, crows, buzzing flies. Tattooing, flares, lightning, dust storm, twisters, avalanche. Soles of feet. Spitting. Brief subtitles in unidentified language. High/sweeping aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, intense, breathless, progressive, brainy, breakneck, startling, Krakatoan, personal, individual, remarkable, ingenious, brilliant, non-stop, packed, mad, disciplined, astonishing, ferocious, unfettered, expert, focused, feminist, visionary, relentless, thrilling, kinetic, physical. Exhilarating action, dazzling/outrageous/acrobatic fight choreography, superb stunts, elaborate car sequences, unforgettable/dynamic/enveloping visuals, seamless effects, spare dialogue, complete/self-contained story, elaborately grotesque production design, outlandish/precise costumes, pummeling score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frenetic sameness may feel monotonous for some. (It gets bogged down in the middle.)

Insidious: Chapter 2

Published in I
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:21
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A dicey sequel.

  • Starring

    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Kidnapped baby, abused child. People are stabbed (needle), slapped, grabbed, near-crushed, gagged, attacked by apparitions, attacked with a knife, near-choked, elbowed, tasered, pursued, wrestled, trapped, hit with objects, beaten, tied up, head-slammed, threatened with a hammer, grabbed, near-crushed, thrown through a window, dragged. A baby falls out of a cot (implied). Break-and-enter, smashed window, objects smashed, objects thrown. Suicide (jumping), self-castration, murdering family, killing, missing women mentioned. Tormented childhood discussed. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Slashed arm, blood-splattered sheets, hands. Bruising, indentations on neck (photo). Extracted teeth, sliced hand, bloody teeth, bloody mouth. Evil spirits with decomposing flesh, skulls.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless male.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman takes prescription pills. A man is injected with a tranquiliser.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, genre stereotypes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Possession, memory suppression, astral travel, moving house, found footage, family, forensics, clairvoyance, paranoia, suicide, hauntings, time travel, freaky baby toys, paranormal investigation, serial killing, cross-dressing, disguise, horror.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, abandoned hospital, abandoned house settings. Deceased psychic. Bad dreams mentioned. Tooth removal, vomiting. Mysterious creaking/knocking/scratching, loud noises, hearing voices, mysterious shadows, objects moving by themselves, ghostly apparitions, creepy photographs, door-slamming, séance, haunted buildings. Cobwebs, aquarium fish.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Creepy, tense, non-gory, self-aware, self-referential. Some laughs, some thrills, skillful camerawork.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, unimaginative, incoherent, tedious, weak, predictable, clichéd, illogical, clumsy, muddled, sloppy, lazy, shoddy, overwrought. Contrived staging, jumbled script, sloppy narrative, pedestrian scares, hackneyed tropes, lacking tension.

Insidious

Published in I
Monday, 23 September 2013 07:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creepy poppet.

  • Starring

    Patrick White, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey, Andrew Astor, Corbett Tuck

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are choked, hit, punched, wrestled, pushed, chained, thrown against walls, demonically possessed, threatened, licked, attacked by evil spirits. A boy falls from a ladder. Trashed room, objects knocked over, objects thrown, home invasion, smashed glass. Gunshots heard, hands reach out and grab people. Screaming, arguing, yelling, shrieking. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bruising, scrape. Bloody handprints, bloody bullet wounds. Ripping out innards and eating guts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Chemical-induced hallucinations mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Genre tropes and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Demonic possession, astral projection, family, moving house, music, songwriting, skepticism, hearing voices, hauntings, ghosts, disembodied spirits, nightmares, paranormal investigation, psychic art, clairvoyance, exorcism, memory suppression, hypnosis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child in coma, séance. Hospital setting (IV drip, breathing mask, nasal feeding tube seen). Night terrors, fear of being photographed mentioned. Creepy shadows/noises/clattering/whistling, ghostly figures, mysterious apparitions, demonic faces, yellow eyes. Objects appear to move on their own. Dog (photo), clown. Raw steak. Bright light flashes and strobe effects.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Shivery, unsettling, scary, taut, atmospheric, harrowing, spooky, entertaining, bloodless, fun. Good performances, believable characters, creepy tones, strong first half, inventive camera angles.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, plodding, forgettable, bland, clichéd. Loses intensity during second half, repetitive images, visually unappealing, overused genre tropes, plot disengages toward final act.

100 Bloody Acres

Published in 0-9
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    You little ripper.

  • Starring

    Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt, Chrissie Page, Paul Blackwell

  • Directed by

    Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, stabbed, mutilated, maimed, sliced, dismembered, tasered, dragged, shot at, run over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, hung upside-down, threatened, victimised, bound, gagged, headlocked, near-drowned, near-choked, slapped, shoved in the boot of a car, knocked out. An animal is kicked. Vehicle rammed into tree (seen post-collision). Torture methods mentioned. Arguing, screaming, pleading. Blood/gore: Lots of blood spray, splattering blood and flesh, blood on people, bloodied clothing, blood on objects, barrel of blood. Bloody injuries, scratches, bullet wounds. Corpses, hanging animal carcasses, severed fingers.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex, masturbation. Kissing, groping, flirting, propositioning. Infidelity, incest. STD, fingering, hand jobs, blow jobs mentioned. References to sexual acts. Cleavage. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (a man drinks from a hip flask). Marijuana is smoked (joint), acid is dropped. A man hallucinates.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, bloody, bastard, w*nker, slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, country-dwellers, disabled people. Name-calling, religious exclamations. Regional, gender, cultural, weight stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Murder, horror, small business, brothers, isolation, travelling, music festivals, infidelity, drugs, advertising, blood-and-bone fertiliser, missing corpses, mutilation, secret ingredients.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Remote farmhouse, cemetery settings. Cousin with cancer mentioned. Dog, flies, cows, bird, reptiles (sign, tattoo), frog statue, rabbit statue. Spitting. Pigs, manure, allergies, rash, over-excited glands mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Over-the-top gore, effective screenplay, exceptionally well-directed, good characters, great performances. Relaxed, engrossing, darkly comic, low-budget, bizarre, deadpan, twisted. Brilliant cameo from John Jarratt.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Not for everybody. Unfunny, unscary.