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Whiplash

Published in W
Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:26
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  • 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.

Captain Phillips

Published in C
Thursday, 24 October 2013 22:08
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Tom is cast away.

  • Starring

    Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M Ali, Michael Chernus, Catherine Keener, Michael Warkshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini

  • Directed by

    Paul Greengrass

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, stabbed, wrestled, kicked, punched, beaten, near-choked, slapped, kidnapped, bound, restrained, blindfolded, hooded, held at gunpoint, held at knife-point, hit with objects, near-drowned, butt-whipped, tormented, threatened. Hijacking, flares fired, man overboard, broken glass. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Al-Qaeda mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Blood splatter, bloody feet, bloody hand, bloody nose, blood on clothing, dripping blood, pooling blood, blood smears, lacerations, bruising. Wound-cleaning, bandage. Objects protruding from skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men. One mild sexual-themed reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People chew khat (narcotic), drug-induced behaviour. Smoking. Beers mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, p*ss, name-calling. Ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, military stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Piracy, hijacking, mutiny, hostages, US military, US Navy SEALs, shipping, drills, radar, maritime trade operations, communication, lockdown, greed, over-fishing, spies, translation, hostage negotiation, terrorism, survival, unemployment, poverty, desperation, cargo, ransom, universal pain, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopters, plane, full moon. A man suffers shock. Some Somali language (translated). Shaky, hand-held camerawork. Camera angles frequently framed in extreme close-up. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gripping, immersive, harrowing, intense, absorbing, potent, powerful, harrowing, tense, punishing, unrelenting, engrossing, heart-stopping, meticulous, frenetic, engaging, incredible, riveting, smart, inspiring, unforgettable. Flawless performances, strong characters, solid supporting cast, taut script, rich emotional layers, emotionally complex narrative, extraordinary story, elaborately produced, top-notch score, stunning final scene, spectacular cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary opening scene, several slight dramatic embellishments, giddying camerawork.

The Purge

Published in T
Saturday, 22 June 2013 00:40
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Frequent strong violence.

  • The pitch

    A matter of purgency.

  • Starring

    Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Arija Bareikis, Tom Yi, Chris Mulkey, Tisha French, Dana Bunch

  • Directed by

    James DeMonaco

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (point-blank, close-range, mid-range), shot at, beaten, wrestled, pursued, kicked, hit with objects, threatened with objects, held at gunpoint, near-choked, murdered, held hostage, gagged, tied up, butt-whipped, stabbed (shown as TV news reports, CCTV footage and real movie time). Burning objects, property damage, objects thrown, smashed glass, break and enter. People are heard discussing intentions to hunt down, kill and injure other people. Cutting out own heart, cutting off own penis, war, murder, genocide, victims, poverty, crime mentioned. Adults and children carrying weapons (handguns, rifles, axe, machete), killers wearing masks. Screaming, arguing, pleading. Blood/gore: Bloody wounds, bloody noses, cuts and grazes, blood on heads, faces, hands, clothing, walls, floor, objects. Blood spray, blood splatter, smeared blood, spitting blood, pooling blood, injured and bleeding people. Close-up of a stabbing wound. Objects seen entering/being removed from wounds.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teenagers kiss, grope, fondle. Cleavage, bra.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand gesture.

  • THEMES

    Organised violence, security, lockdown, morals, ethical dilemmas, family, survival, warfare, legalised crime, murder, fanaticism, teen love, jealousy, political satire.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Father/husband, boyfriend murdered. Mutilated doll with red eyes, power blackout. Pigs mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Great premise. Entertaining, ridiculous, bloody.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, cheesy, repetitive, tedious, flawed, unintentionally funny. Dreadful script, dislikeable characters. Not as shocking or scary as it should be. Misses opportunities.

Any Day Now

Published in A
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 02:06
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Sometimes love isn't enough.

  • Starring

    Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry, Jamie Anne Allman, Chris Mulkey

  • Directed by

    Travis Fine

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A gun is pointed at a man's head. A man is forcibly restrained. A child is shoved. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Medical examination. Band-aid on head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A male couple romp in bed together. Fellatio (implied). Implied sex between a male and female (sex noises heard). Sexual innuendo. Kissing. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple snort cocaine. Drug possession, junkie, drug-related arrest (mentioned). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, slang terms for male genitalia, derogatory names for females and homosexuals. Name-calling and derogatory insults. Homosexual stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Down syndrome, foster care, custody battles, disability, child abuse/neglect, singing, lip-synching, drag shows, acceptance, prejudice, discrimination, equality, injustice, unconditional love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, child neglect (discussed). Prison and courtroom settings. Pig (toy), seagulls. Loosely inspired by a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartfelt, emotional. Superb performances and convincing on-screen chemistry.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived plot devices, melodramatic, self-righteous.