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Mr. Turner

Published in M
Monday, 22 December 2014 10:11
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Gloriously corpuscular.

  • Starring

    Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen, Sandy Foster, Amy Dawson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage

  • Directed by

    Mike Leigh

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Object kicked. Explosions, soldiers, slave trade, whipping donkeys, scrofula mentioned. Paintings of battle, sacrifice. Shouting, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpses. Hanging carcasess. Arrow in skin (painting). Red, peeling skin. Bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex against the wall. Exposed thigh, bottom. Breast-grabbing, crotch-grabbing, bum-grabbing, kissing. Near-nude females in statues and paintings. Bawdy song, innuendo. Brothel setting, prostitute. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, ale). Smoking (pipes). Laudanum mentioned. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words. Name-calling, b*tch. Slang for breasts. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Joseph Mallard William Turner, art, painting, experiments, colour, light, bronchitis, relationships, family, storms at sea, debt, art appreciation, properness, Victoriana, the Royal Academy, critics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, deceased sister, deceased daughter/sister, dead husbands, burying five children mentioned. Horses, cats, dogs, caged fowl, chickens, pig's heads, dead fish, hanging fowl, crabs, birds. Pork eaten. Cobwebs. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Glorious, confident, triumphant, rambling, extraordinary, strange, entertaining, thoughtful, funny, beautiful, luminous, moving, joyful, sad, wistful, engrossing, evocative, sober, unhurried, robust. Outstanding/magnificent/masterful performance from Timothy Spall, vivid/soulful/surprising sense of the artist, scrupulously well-researched, visually immaculate, supremely enjoyable, astonishing/time-stopping cinematography, extraordinary/detailed/lived-in production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong.

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Published in A
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:12
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and violence.

  • The pitch

    Radio ga-ga.

  • Starring

    Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Felicity Montagu, Monica Dolan, Nigel Lindsay, Sean Pertwee, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Jessica Knappett, Jaspal Badwell, Simon Delaney, Anna Maxwell Martin

  • Directed by

    Declan Lowney

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, bound, held hostage, tasered, threatened at gunpoint, wrestled, hit with objects, slammed against objects, butt-whipped, slapped. A man places a gun in his mouth intending suicide. Stomping on beetles discussed.  Iranian Embassy siege, Wall Street stock-market crash, stealing discussed. Crushed Scouts mentioned. Warmongering, chemical attacks, assault, battery, kidnapping, actual/grievous bodily harm, suicide, genocide, tension in North Korea, bullying, Osama bin Laden mentioned. Smashed objects, broken glass, debris. Shots fired, smoke canister thrown. Shouting, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Smashed nose, bloody face, bloody clothing, bloody bullet wounds, blood spray, bloody gashes. Bruising. Body bags mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing, flirting. Past sexual encounter discussed. Sexual innuendo. Pornographic picture (breasts, bottom) reflected in glass. Half-naked male seen from the waist down. Photograph of shirtless man. Dating prostitutes, erectile dysfunction mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Cocaine and heroin use mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, mocking, belittling, sexism. Derogatory terms for women and police offers. Slang and actual terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about age, weight, homosexuals, disability, paedophilia, nationalities, prejudice, marriage, nurses, bus drivers, JFK assassination. Regional, country (Ireland, Egypt, France, China, Germany, Japan), teenage, gender, police, celebrity stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Radio DJs, sieges, broadcasting, corporate takeovers, police operations, hostage negotiation, crisis management, ego, betrayal, prejudice, bomb disposal, launch parties, insecurity, awkward behaviour, humiliation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Deceased wives, estranged children, estranged mother discussed. Cancer, assisted suicide, bed-wetting, night terrors, panic attacks, divorce mentioned. Fear of car washes discussed. Birds, seagulls, dog (photo). Toilets, septic tank, spitting, snot. Vomiting, bile, faeces mentioned. Also known as Alan Partridge: The Movie.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, knowing, satirical, purely British, fresh. Memorable one-liners, cringe-worthy comedy, promising start. Partridge character transitions well to big screen. Smooth editing, impressive direction, well-paced.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfunny, stretched, tedious, shallow, unexciting, unoriginal, underwhelming, cheap, drab. Misplaced humour, slender plot, blathers toward end, disappointing finale.

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.