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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Published in F
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:15
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Pack your suitcase.

  • Starring

    Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Ron Perlman, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Carmen Ejogo

  • Directed by

    David Yates

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are killed/stunned into unconsciousness, shot at, punched, hit, pushed, shoved, knocked to the ground, blasted through the air, hit with wand strikes/objects, bumped into, bitten, pursued, frozen, dragged, teleported, obliviated, handcuffed, sentenced to death, face-grabbed, thrown over a railing/from up high, bound, jailed. A creature crashes through walls/rooms/cars/crowds/windows. Buildings/vehicles/shops/apartments/subway stations trashed. Cracks appear in walls/floors/roads. Smashed/shattered glass; objects kicked in/thrown through the air/dropped/smashed/snapped in two. Creatures eaten by other creatures. Characters fall through a shopfront/out of a tree/from a chandelier. Many items stolen. A story is told how a woman beats/mistreats her many adopted children. References to fighting in World War I. A child sings a song about destroying witches ("gonna watch her burn"). Not going to poison you, killed by a kid, mass slaughter, picking locks, I'd rather chop off my hand mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse with dark veins beneath skin. A young male seems to explode/tear apart. Bloody bite mark on neck, scratches/slashes on palms. Wound-dressing, wound-healing. Scabby mark on face. Sides of meat are cut up and fed to creatures. A creature has its tongue on a man's eyeball ready to suck out his brain. Skull susceptible to breakage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Mating call/dance. A creature chases a man hoping to mate with him. Woman in lingerie, cleavage. Flirting, kissing. Man in shower (no nudity seen). A woman with mind-reading powers says she knows what every guy is thinking when they see her. A woman asks a man if his wife knows he has a mistress.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots). Bar/speakeasy setting (bottles of liquor on shelves). Adults drink giggle water (alcoholic). A man takes a pill/drinks a potion. Smoking (cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    Bugger, anus. Name-calling (pilfering pest, incorrigible, freak, wicked, unnatural, fools, etc).

  • THEMES

    Witches, wizards, beasts, endangered creatures, quests, 1920s New York City, rejection, mind-reading, romance, dreams, pastries, cooking, research, betrayal, bigotry, adoption, child abuse, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead son/brother. Dead mother mentioned. Thunder, lightning. Dogs, horses, lion, monkey, birds, hippo, elves, cockroaches, seal. Creatures with similarities to: platypus, eagle, stick insects, snakes (with wings), jellyfish, octopus, sloth, mice, hedgehog, insects, winged creatures (bats/pterodactyls), dung beetles, chickens, owl, butterflies, mosquito, sloth. Scary dark masses with black sand/tendrils. Characters with white eyes, blue eyes, invisibility, mind-reading, ability to see into the future, scales, very sharp teeth, pointy ears, fur, tentacles, large eyes, twisted fingers, long fingernails. Power blackout. Some fast editing/bright flashes of white light.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Wonderful, enjoyable, glorious, rich, baroque, detailed, fun, buoyant, irresistible, unpretentious, good-natured, inventive, smart, engaging, spry, blithe, thrilling, effects-heavy, satsifying, sophisticated, spellbinding, polished, action-packed, relevant. Lovely/geeky/charming/bookish performance by Eddie Redmayne, terrific chemistry between cast, breathtaking/stylized/period-specific/nostalgic/otherworldly/spectacular/dazzling 1920s Manhattan setting, vivid CGI, sumptuous visuals, outstanding costumes, light-hearted premise, dark moments, inventive language, cacophonous/rousing finale, memorable cameo at the end of the film, impeccably crafted, doesn't talk down to its audience.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, overstuffed, incohesive, meandering. Feels franchise-y/lifeless/padded, lacks magic.

Winter's Tale (A New York Winter's Tale)

Published in W
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 05:44
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A timeless romance.

  • Starring

    Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Matt Bomer, Lucy Griffiths, Michael Patrick Crane, Brian Hutchison, Kevin Corrigan, Alan Doyle, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, McKayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith

  • Directed by

    Akiva Goldsman

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued (gang), thrown, punched, kicked, stabbed, throat-slit, grabbed, killed, threatened, shot, knocked down, headbutted, thrown from a bridge, near-choked. People/vehicles fall beneath icy river. Fighting with pikes, swords, bolas. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, stealing, bribery. Killing, arson (church) discussed. Blood/gore: Corpses. Scars, deformities. Bloody cuts.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex beneath the sheets. Kissing, flirting, undressing, hand-holding. Full female nudity (silhouetted) and side nudity. Man in towel, naked (assumed) female in bed, man in underwear, woman in sheer nightwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Drinking wine mentioned. Hallucinating. An elixir is consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, sonofab*tch. Taunting. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Reincarnation, death, magic, angels, consumption, visions, the supernatural, miracles, the afterlife, rules, debts, longevity, mortality, stealing, amnesia, cancer, good and evil, burglary, time travel.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Baby set adrift, child with cancer, medical examination, orphan. Cemetery setting. Murdered grandfather, death, seizures mentioned. Horse, demon, Lucifer, angels. Fur worn. Also known as A New York Winter's Tale. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartwarming, magical. Picturesque cinematography, solid production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Saving Mr Banks

Published in S
Friday, 22 November 2013 06:07
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    A trip down Cherry Tree Lane.

  • Starring

    Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, BJ Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Rose Buckley

  • Directed by

    John Lee Hancock

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (intended drowning implied). A man refers to being impoverished, beaten as a child. A woman hopes an aircraft will crash. Objects thrown out windows, a man falls from a platform. Raised voices, yelling. A man says an incident "would've killed" him (figurative). Kamikaze, shooting injury mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on tissues, sheet, mouth, clothing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails, hip flask). Alcohol dependency, intoxication. A child is sent to fetch alcohol. Smoking. Vials of prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations; blasphemy mentioned. Cultural, gender, period, author stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Mary Poppins, P L Travers, Walt Disney, film rights, screenwriting, storyboards, rehearsal, editing, approval, psychological triggers, early 20th Century Australia, 1960s Los Angeles, contracts, father-daughter relationships, musicals, film-making, Disneyland, chauffeuring, alcoholism, grief, memories, abandonment, struggle, trust, forgiveness, disapproval, skepticism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Sick father, deceased father. People are fired. Airport, fairground, theme park settings. Plane, costumed characters, balloons, ivory. Dogs, horses, chickens, flies, bull, kangaroo. Based on a true story. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rich, old-fashioned, solid, affecting, charming, funny, witty, well-crafted, gentle, stirring, decent, moving, lingering, family friendly. Outstanding performances, a-list cast, impressive costume and production design, ingenious script, rich visuals, doesn't glorify Disney.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsurprising, soft, square, sentimental. One or two clumsy missteps, flashbacks become repetitive.

Epic

Published in E
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 02:58
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Epic visuals.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Christoph Waltz, Chris O'Dowd, Pitbull, Blake Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Josh Hutcherson

  • Directed by

    Chris Wedge

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    In an epic battle sequence, people and creatures (Boggans) are shot with arrows, elbowed, punched, crushed, hit with sticks and branches. Tiny people fall from very high distances. Leaders die in battle. Creatures are punched, prodded, kicked, swallowed. A girl is shrunk, electric-shocked, vaccumed. A mouse's whisker is cut off with a sword. People are shoved, chased, outnumbered, dangle precariously. Smashed glass, swordfights. Blood/gore: Arrow in chest. Dog with a missing limb and a missing eye. Dead turtle mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, sexism.

  • THEMES

    Forestation, conservation, environmentalism, experiments, invention, ceremony, legacy, battle, nature, inter-connectivity, destiny, father-daughter relationships, grief, social media.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Son dies in battle. Deceased wife/mother, deceased father mentioned. Many birds, dog, butterflies, buzzing insects, fly, dragonflies, snail, slug, frogs, bee, grub, stick insect, moths, mouse, caterpillar, deer, mole, larvae, fireflies, cobweb, bats. Animal fur, feathers, teeth, bones worn. Full moon. High-perspective aerial cinematography. Inspired by The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, colourful, vibrant, family friendly, sweet. Brisk pace, buoyant score. Great cast and voice work. Eco-friendly message, clean jokes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninventive, uninspired story and storytelling. Predictable, lacks charm.

Dead Man Down

Published in D
Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:42
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Revenge is pieced together.

  • Starring

    Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Isabelle Huppert, Luis Da Silva Jr, Stu Bennett, Franky G, Declan Mulvey, John Cenatiempo, Roy James Wilson, Myles Humphus, Stephen Hill, F Murray Abraham

  • Directed by

    Niels Arden Oplev

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns), kidnapped, blindfolded, tied up, tackled, pushed, slapped, punched, strangled, threatened at gunpoint, thrown. A man is thrown through a window, hung by the neck. Sniper. Car accident/drunk driver (mentioned). Murdered wife/niece, daughter (mentioned). Smashed glass. Dangerous driving. A teenager throws a rock at a woman. A drunk man tries to kiss a woman who pushes him away. A door is kicked in. A vehicle drives through a house. Homemade bombs, explosions, fireball. Man on fire. Screaming. Mexican standoff. Blood/gore: Frozen corpse, hanging corpse, fresh corpses. Bloody faces, heads, clothing, objects, bullet wounds, cuts. Facial disfiguration, scars, bruising. Bandages, sling. Eyebrow-plucking.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with a prostitute (moaning, movements). Kissing. Reference to masturbation. Crude banter.Women in underwear. Female bottom. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine is measured, bagged. Reference to marijuana (grass). Alcohol (beer, wine), intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, d*ck. Name-calling, ridiculing, mocking. Religious references. Ethnic stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Revenge, murder, plots, blackmail, surveillance, obsession, betrayal, grief, secrets, dating.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemetery setting (day, night). Deceased wife/niece, daughter mentioned, seen in flashback.  Deceased brother. Rats, rat attack, rabbit's foot (keyring). Russian and French dialogue (subtitled). High aerial camera angle toward streetview.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, good plot twists, great cast, brooding visuals. Story unravels slowly. Intriguing mix of American and European storytelling.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Terrible script, dialogue. Ludicrous plot inconsistencies. Can be difficult to follow.