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Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Published in I
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 22:45
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Aye, Daniel bleak.

  • Starring

    Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan, Kate Rutter

  • Directed by

    Ken Loach

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is arrested. Friends playfight. A tile falls from a wall and breaks. Shoplifting, graffiti. Yelling, arguing. Criminal damage mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead body. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Major heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Prostitution (implied). Shirtless man, cleavage, lingerie.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man takes prescription pills. Smoking. Going to the pub for a pint mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, bastard, p*ss, tw*ts, w*nker. Religious exclamations (Jesus, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Welfare, support payments, single parenting, poverty, heart conditions, bureaucratic cruelty, social justice, the system, appeals, forms, working class, council housing, jobseekers, food banks, hunger, dignity, rock bottom, small acts of kindness, carpentry, widowers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, payment demand notice. Dead wife mentioned. Funeral setting. Dogs, dog poo, toilet. Loss of bowel control, major heart attack mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unblinking, neo-realist, moving, relevant, tender, warm, funny, damning, urgent, rallying, contemporary, wrenching, relatable, succinct, furious, blunt, dignified, unadorned, unapologetic, touching, rudimentary, intimate. Powerful/moving/restrained/convincing performance by Dave Jones, emotional/subdued/convincing performance by Hayley Squires, incisive characterisations, simple/powerful storytelling, amusing opening scene, heart-wrenching food bank scene, minimal score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Repeated indignations nudge the story into soapbox/melodrama.