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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Published in O
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Oui! Oui! Ja! Ja!

  • Starring

    Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Packer Mack, Doug Jones

  • Directed by

    Mike Flanagan

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are possessed, hit with objects, stabbed, thrown/bent backwards, restrained, mouth-grabbed, hanged, teased by school bullies, grabbed, pursued, dragged, throat-grabbed. A shadowy creature rams a fist down a child's throat. A child climbs up a wall/walks upside down on a ceiling/speaks in others' voices. A woman presses her fingernail into a boy's palm. Objects are slammed with fists, knocked over, burned. Objects move by themselves. Screaming, arguing, demonic whispering. Man hit and killed by drink driver mentioned. Thumping/banging sounds. Torture room seen. Nazi Germany, concentration camps, human experiments mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody elbows, fingers, objects, head, nose, writing. Skeletons, skulls. Peeling skin. Suturing. Mouths stitched/sealed up. Characters with white/milky eyes, sealed mouth, long/open mouths, glowing eyes, dark/inky skin, long fingers. Shadowy creatures, dark arms/hands. Cutting out tongues, sealing mouths to conceal screams, cancer, heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A teen couple kiss. A woman warns a boy not to touch her daughter. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Teens drink an unknown alcoholic drink (let's assume it was spirits). Loved one hit by drink driver (fatal) mentioned. A child swallows painkillers.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (God, Heaven, Christ, what the hell, the devil; Bible quotes, prayer).

  • THEMES

    Seances, scams, evil presences, ouija boards, spirit possession, widowers, single parenting, 1960s, first kisses, nightmares, psychiatry, sisters, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead sister, dead boyfriend. Dead wife, dead father/husband mentioned. Basement, lunatic asylum settings. Foreclosure notice. Palm-reading. Fortune telling, tarot, exorcism mentioned. End-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilling, nerve-racking, smart, stylish, artful, self-aware, refined, calculated, satisfying, frightening, scary, inventive, horrifying, surprising, emotional, unsettling, suspenseful, fun. Impressive/strong performances, top-notch jump scares, nuanced/likable/convincing characterisations, psychologically complex, old-fashioned storytelling, impeccable/sumptuous/elegant/autumnal cinematography, perfect set design/costumes, clever credit sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Becomes a little silly/fomulaic/clichéd toward the end.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.