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Colossal (2016)

Published in C
Friday, 21 April 2017 06:32
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gloria-ous.

  • Starring

    Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Hannah Cheramy, Nathan Ellison, Sarah Surh

  • Directed by

    Nacho Vigalondo

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, punched, kicked, grabbed, bitten, thrown to the ground, hit with objects, slammed into walls, picked up by a monster and thrown (fatal), struck by lightning. People fall over, trip over, fall out of bed. A missile launched into a monster causes sympathetic pain in a human. A person stomping causes a city to be destroyed and people killed (implied). Implied deaths caused by a person tripping over. Bullying, blackmailing and controlling behaviour (forcing an alcoholic to drink, threats that people will die/neighbourhoods will be destroyed if a person doesn't comply with demands). A monster causes damage to buildings (knocking into buildings, destruction, rubble, burning buildings, building knocked into car causing it to crash). Objects thrown during argument/in frustration, objects slammed into walls. A firework is lit indoors causing bottles to break, sparks to hit things and room set on fire (arson). A person lets themselves into another's house then waits for them in the dark. A child stomps on another child's project. Story heard about police looking for a man because he beat up his boyfriend. Article with headline "Seoul under attack". Yelling, arguing, mass fear/panic, screaming. People being almost crushed, breaking a window, fist fighting mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood running down forehead after lightning strike, cuts on face, cut on finger, black eye with blood clot. Limping. Hundreds of deaths (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Flirting, hugging, suggestive dancing. Innuendo ("note the fingers gyrating around the entertainment area"). Shirtless man in bed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Implied drug use (cocaine). Alcohol (beer/spirits/bar setting). Alcoholism (intoxication, hangover, discussion of drinking problems, lying to cover up behaviour, forgetfulness, drink driving). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mental illness, psychic connections, alcoholism, relationships, paranoia, hoarding, jealousy, control, collateral damage, self-importance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents mentioned. Giant monster, giant robot. Person out of work for a year. Relationships issues (break up, kicking out of apartment). Nervous tick (head-scratching), falling asleep/passing out in public places. Mother's face scratched out in photo. Person jumping from window into pool. Lightning.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, absurd, strange, ridiculous, bizarre, ambitious, chilling, brilliant, genre-melting, wry, black, smart, snappy, oddball, original, enjoyable, fun. Ingenious/amusing/outré/high-concept/compellingly odd premise, fierce/self-mocking performance by Anne Hathaway, economical use of CGI, operatic finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating, safe, underdeveloped, thin, overlong. Odd tonal shifts, pedestrian plot, fumbling performance by Jason Sudeikis, fades into generic silliness/broad comedy, not as weird as it should be.

Bridge of Spies

Published in B
Monday, 09 November 2015 05:39
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    More than Abel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, Edward James Hyland, Austin Stowell, Will Rogers, Sebastian Koch

  • Directed by

    Steven Spielberg

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A family is shot, a house is shot several times (property damage). People are detained, elbowed, interrogated/dowsed with water/sleep deprived, intimidated/threatened, mugged. Children watch footage of an atomic bomb blast (mushroom cloud, buildings damaged). Aircraft fired upon/shot; breaks apart. Door rammed, apartment searched, crockery accidentally smashed. A man recalls when his father, mother and a family friend were beaten. Speeding. Ruined buildings seen. Soldiers, tanks, military aircraft seen. Suicide (military) discussed. Car/motorcycle accidents, homicidal wife (comic), the Rosenbergs, nuclear secrets, electric chair, hanging, [human] remains, man died in heli crash, Fidel Castro, Cuban Missile Crisis mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Shot bodies fall from a wall.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, cocktail). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pins soaked in poison seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, sonofabitch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    James B Donovan, Rudolf Abel, Cold War, espionage, government operatives, FBI, CIA, justice, traitors, intelligence gathering, attorney-client privilege, national security, scare tactics, prisoner exchange, the Berlin Wall, Francis Gary Powers, Frederic Pryor, due process.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Jail, courtroom, bar, plane settings. False teeth seen, snot, nose-wiping. Meatloaf served. Some Russian (translation) and German (no translation) languages. Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cofident, brassy, magnificent, uncynical, satisfying, nail-biting, wily, absorbing, intriguing, tense, riveting, slick, poignant, classicist, engaging, compelling, smart. Assured/satisfying/charming performance by Tom Hanks, subtle/fascinating performance by Mark Rylance, excellent/crackling/ebullient screenplay, near-wordless prologue, impeccable period reconstruction, rich production design, captivating cinematography, streamlined editing, terrific filmmaking.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Touches of sentimentality/melodrama, unsubtle score.

Whiplash

Published in W
Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets under your skin.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Max Kasch, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian

  • Directed by

    Damien Chazelle

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, tackled, yelled at. Man trips and falls down stairs. Vehicle accident, reckless driving. Objects smashed, thrown, kicked. Suicide (hanging), dead man (car accident), "gut you like a pig" mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody hands, fingers, bandages, clothes, face. Blood on objects. Finger in splint. Bandages, callouses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing, flirting. Sexual-themed insults.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling, misogyny, belittling. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Drumming, music, teachers, taskmasters, pressure, ambition, family, outcasts, tension, break-ups, expulsion, practice, conservatories, psychology, failure, jazz, rivalry, potential.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Meat, fish eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stunning, impressive, ferocious, high-energy, visceral, frenzied, crowd-pleasing, blistering, intense, exhilarating, electrifying, astounding, extraordinary, unapologetic, breathtaking. Wonderful performances, sensational soundtrack, unexpected twists, thriller-level tension, exceptional scene-building, jazzy visuals, outstanding editing, seismic final scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A tad melodramatic. Thinly written female characters.