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Assassin's Creed (2016)

Published in A
Friday, 23 December 2016 09:03
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creed is good.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed

  • Directed by

    Justin Kurzel

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (blade through own throat). People are shot (arrows/tranquiliser dart), strung up and burned alive, run through with swords, hair-grabbed, captured, imprisoned, stabbed, slashed, thrown to the ground/through the air/through windows, arm-snapped, hit with objects, roundhouse kicked, elbowed, kicked, thrown from a moving cart, punched, slammed against a cliff/walls, throat-grabbed, submerged underwater, garroted, exploded, neck-slit, pursued. A man is executed by lethal injection. Explosions. A kid crashes his bicycle. People teeter on high ledges/dangle precariously/fall from high up. Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Painting of people strung up and burned. A headline reads, "Jury find pimp killer guilty". Capital murder, hang his family and make him watch, burn the whole village, war, religious persecution mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, stabbed mother. Finger chopped off. Missing finger, scars. Bloody mouths, teeth, faces, nose, cheek, hand, cuts, floor, object, water, clothing. Blood spatter, dripping blood. Convulsing, frothing at the mouth. Injection (fluid seen moving through tube). Epidural administered. Brain/DNA scans seen. Animal skull on wall, people wearing masks, man in wheelchair, paralysis, milky/blind eyes. Sketches of screaming characters. Neurological split mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Lethal injection, epidural. Drug addicts mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling (lab rates, assassins, murderers, dangerous, crazy, heretics, rebels, fools, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Oh Lord wash away my sins, I'll see him in hell, God's will, holy, etc).

  • THEMES

    15th century Spain, Knights Templar, execution, violence, cures, bloodlines, brotherhood, assassins, secret societies, DNA memory, burning at the stake, betrayal, headaches, sacrifice, video games, free will, death, experiments, history, virtual reality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother (killed by husband implied), dead father (murdered), dead girlfriend. Prison setting. Helicopter. Eagle, horses, chickens. Steak eaten. Spitting. Brief Spanish subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, senseless, ridiculous, moody, large-scale, bizarre, energetic, strange, valiant, solemn, brutal, ambitious, stylish, innocuous. Nimble/kinetic chase sequences, bone-crushing/unsentimental action, engaging medieval sequences, brooding atmosphere, soaring aerial shots, haunting/hurtling score, evocative production design/costumes, some impressive visuals; loving recreation of the video game.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incoherent, cold, weird, uninviting, peculiar, relentless, gloomy, flawed, self-serious, low-stakes, underwhelming, convoluted, leaden, stone-faced, cheerless, dumb, lifeless. Nonsensical/confusing/messy/fractious/over-explained plot, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons are underused.

45 Years

Published in 0-9
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Feels like 45 minutes.

  • Starring

    Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley

  • Directed by

    Andrew Haigh

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Battle of Trafalgar, [Admiral Lord] Nelson killed, Bay of Pigs [invasion], hammering a nail into your hand, "kill themselves with disappointment", fascist, Nazi mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Wound-dressing, bandage. Stories of body being found, hiking accident, slicing finger, screaming, bypass [surgery] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, undressing. Man in underwear, people in nightwear, low-cut gowns. Woman in bath (no nudity). Flirting mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). A woman takes an unknown prescription pill. Cabinet of prescription medicine seen. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Hooker mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, anniversaries, ageing, the past, jealousy, doubt, understanding, sensibility, keepsakes, memories, parties, childlessness, resentment, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead girlfriend, dead mother, divorce mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting (off-screen). From the book In Another Country by David Constantine.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegant, empathetic, simple, stunning, suspenseful, intelligent, moving, commanding, contemplative, moving, shattering, shivery, lingering, brilliant, eerie, restrained, thoughtful, involving, delicate, absorbing, poignant, assured, compassionate, subtle, sophisticated, polished. Superb/powerful/wonderful/understated lead performances, smart casting, modest pacing, careful storytelling, believable pillow talk, expressionist landscapes, rich lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    This won't reach the broad audience it deserves.

Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie)

Published in Y
Friday, 25 April 2014 10:30
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Explicit film-making.

  • Starring

    Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor

  • Directed by

    François Ozon

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A girl is slapped, hit repeatedly by her mother. A man dominates a girl during sex, a man dies during sex. A girl slips and knocks her head. Attack, rape, murder mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on fingers. Wound-dressing, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent explicit sex scenes (bedroom, cars etc) with multiple partners. Full frontal and back nudity of teen female (frequent), full-frontal male nudity. Kissing, breast-fondling, masturbation, oral sex, foreplay, groping, undressing, finger-sucking, sex toy. Escort website (pictures of girls in underwear, naked breasts, hand down underwear). Teen prostitution, infidelity. Male bottom, shirtless man, teen girl in underwear/lingerie, woman in underwear, teen girl in shower, people in swimwear, topless bathing. Audio of pornographic film playing, sexual-themed discussion. S&M, handcuffs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Teens smoke (assumed) marijuana. Viagra tablets consumed. Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, s-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women.

  • THEMES

    Virginity, prostitution, mother-daughter relationships, infidelity, sibling, inappropriate relationships, masturbation, teen sex, voyeurism, accidental death, police investigation, therapy, summer vacation, holiday, France, adolescence, sexuality, power, control, detachment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Heart attack. Vomiting. Strobe lights. French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mysterious, erotic, fascinating, mesmerising, hypnotic, probing, elegant, non-judgemental, restrained, mature, disturbing, intriguing, observational, rich, intimate, intelligent, detailed, refined, realistic, assured, compelling. Stunning performance from Marine Vacth, graceful editing, visually crisp.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tedious, disappointing, half-baked, forgettable, extreme, contrived, illogical, tiring. Thin characterisation, emotionally detached, cold ending.

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.

The Eye of the Storm

Published in T
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and themes.

  • The pitch

    Caught in the glare of the tempest.

  • Starring

    Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Maria Theodorakis, Alexandra Schepisi, Colin Friels, Peter Houghton, John Gaden

  • Directed by

    Fred Schepisi

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman hits her head, a woman hits her forehead, a woman collapses, a woman commits (implied) suicide. Dropped tray, broken glass. Property damage, debris. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Grazed head, bloody cheek, bloody eyebrow, blood on clothing, blood smears. Wound stitched and bandaged (needle seen piercing skin). Broken arm mentioned. Animal corpses, human corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with several women. A woman massages a man's genitals. Kissing, groping, flirting. Sexual perversion, affairs, infidelity mentioned. Sexual innuendo. A woman spies her husband behaving intimately with her mother. Incest implied. Nudity: Naked man seen from behind (genitals visible between legs). Nude man and woman in bed (breasts partially seen). Woman undressing. Nightwear, underwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails, fortified wine). Intoxication. Smoking. Prescription medication administered and discussed; morphine mentioned. A nurse tampers with a woman's medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, pen*s. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Family, bitterness, memories, regression, inheritance, dementia, flashbacks, hallucination, upper classes, theatre, greed, stubbornness, power, rejection, mental instability, hired help, ethics, siblings, death, dying.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Infirm mother. Ex-husband, deceased mother, deceased father mentioned. Stroke, bronchitis mentioned. Nursing staff wear a dying woman's clothes and jewellery. Flocks of birds (seagulls, black swans), horses, maggot, fly, fish, dogs, dead bird, dead horse. Helicopter, lightning, commode, broken mirror, platypus-fur blanket, fur stoles worn. Seafood, oysters, roast meat, pies eaten; barbecuing meat, food wastage. Swollen feet. Some French language (subtitled), German songs. Based on the novel by Patrick White.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb performances, intelligent, visually sumptuous, solid screenplay, gorgeous production design, lustrous score, graceful editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Limited audience appeal, weighty narrative, over-ambitious.