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Freeheld

Published in F
Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:07
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    To Ocean County's finest.

  • Starring

    Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, Josh Charles, Luke Grimes

  • Directed by

    Peter Sollett

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are struck to the ground, dragged by a car, wrestled, slammed against a fence, arrested, threatened, near-mugged. Double homicide, murder, serial killer, [political] suicide mentioned. Dangerous driving, car collides with an object. Yelling, door slammed. Blood/gore: Bloody dressing, spot of blood (pinprick test). Medical procedures: MRI, needle injected into skin, band tied around arm for injection, scan images, patient in hospital beds, cancer treatmemts. Bronchoscopy, lymph nodes, masses on lung mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A female couple has bedroom sex (mostly implied). Crotch-rubbing, bum-grabbing, kissing, caressing, undressing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Photo of nude woman (side profile, no genitals seen). Frequent homosexual discussion/references.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Packets of white powder (cocaine implied) seen. A woman inhales a cancer drug. Vials of pills seen. Alcohol (beer, spirits, cocktails, wine). Bar settings. Smoking. Cocaine ring, using drugs, being strung out, junkies, moving dope, alcoholic mother, being drunk mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling, misogyny. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Laurel Hester, Stacie Andree, equality, justice, discrimination, relationships, same sex couples, domestic partnership, marriage, homophobia, cancer, undercover police operations, dating, home-making, renovations, auto mechanics, activism, protest, pension, politics, love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead partner, marriage proposal. Deceased mother, father, uncle (lung cancer) mentioned. Psychiatric institution, nervous breakdown mentioned. Bar, funeral, hospital settings. Dog. Vomiting, hair loss, laboured breathing. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bracing, mainstream, rousing, tear-jerking, sharp, restrained, relevant, urgent, affecting, stirring, unadorned, fact-based, well-intentioned, ennobling, sentimental, heartwarming, timely, humanistic, sincere. Impressive cast, solid acting, vulnerable/emphatic/touching/moving/understated performances, dynamic/compelling performance by Michael Shannon, wonderful chemistry between leads, restrained/gentle/unobtrusive score, realistic/lived-in sets.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dutiful, pedestrian, formulaic, uncinematic. Sputtering start, elementary script, poor dialogue, lead actors seem to honour rather than inhabit their characters, Stacie's character is thinly drawn, misjudged performance by Steve Carrell, watches like a telemovie, not as good as the Oscar-winning doco that the film is based on.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Published in X
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:25
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you up to the Trask?

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Josh Helman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, impaled, hit with objects, combusted, torn apart, thrown through the air, punched, burned, hit, kicked, frozen, tasered, throat-grabbed, crushed, decapitated, slashed, wrestled, near-choked, drowned, gaffer-taped, kneed, threatened, thrown from high cliff, held at gunpoint. A crowd is fired upon, The White House is attacked. A character jumps through a second-storey window. Mid-air incident, aircraft explosion, police car crashes. Explosions, fireballs. Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Battle of Iwo Jima, JFK assassination, killing the (US) president, stealing mentioned. Stolen goods, shattered glass, stadium collapse. People captured, tortured, experimented on, butchered (mentioned/photos seen). Screaming, arguing, shouting. Military vehicles, aircraft, personnel. Blood/gore: Piles of corpses, mass grave, skeletons, skulls. Singed body, burning man, character covered in blood. Bloody bullet wounds, blood in water, blood splatter, dripping blood. Bloody cuts, grazes. Scars, missing limbs, wound-dressing, wound-stitching. Hypodermic needles, blood sampling. Images of DNA strands.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Nude male (rear view). A female character wears a form-fitting bodysuit. Shirtless men, woman in lingerie, cleavage, skimpy clothing, exposed midriff.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne, cocktails). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). A man injects serum into his arm (needle, belt around arm). Being "on acid" mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, p*ss. Name-calling, discrimination. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    X-Men, mutants, civilisation, destiny, time travel, history, the Pentagon, superhuman powers, disability, hearing voices, mind-reading, hope, telepathy, choice, redemption, faith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Saigon, hospital, underground bunker, prison cell, future settings. Planes, helicopters, fireworks, lightning. Sharp fangs, white eyes, black eyes, extended (snake-like) tongue, dogs. Vomiting, nausea. Roasting meat. Brief Vietnamese language (subtitles). Fast-moving editing. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, scaled, stealth, playful, suspenseful, fantastic, vast-scaled, decades-leaping, fun, dark, dystopian, satisfying. Superb cast, sly humour, lavish fx, expert choreography, minimal widespread destruction, fleet running time, revisionist style, exceptional use of 3D, new recruits, top-notch visuals, tight opening sequence, breezy script, show-stopping prison breakout, symphonic climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muddled. Some explanation is missing (best not to ponder it too heavily), no clear villain, some undernourished story parts, temporal paradoxes, labyrinthine plotting, fumbled set pieces, not enough of Quicksilver, squandered cast.

Touchy Feely

Published in T
Monday, 09 September 2013 23:34
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, drug references and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Skin deep.

  • Starring

    Rosemarie DeWitt, Josh Pais, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Shannon Kipp, Tomo Nakayama

  • Directed by

    Lynn Shelton

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Yelling, arguing. Object knocked over. Blood/gore: Frequent dental procedures (examination, cleaning). Blood on gum, cotton swab.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bathroom sex. Sexual past discussed. Kissing. Shirtless man. Exposed backs (massage patients), woman in bath (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A practitioner prescribes ecstasy (MDMA) tablets. Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Joke about drug addiction. Gender, teen, family, career stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Alternative therapies, traditional medicine, massage, Reiki, dentistry, family, ex-lovers, small business, self-awareness, meditation, anxiety, cycling, finding yourself, relationships, doubt, rejection, moving in together, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), healing, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased wife/mother, deceased grandmother, deceased husband, divorce mentioned. Toilet, vomiting. A man collapses, hyperventilates. Extreme close-ups of skin (veins, pores, hairs). Nightclub scene has very mild strobe lighting. Brief vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Warm, moody, mysterious, gentle, small, comforting. Highly likeable characters, sustained mood, quiet soundtrack, talented cast, strong female representation, good character development, plenty to admire and enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Listless, frustrating, inaccessible, disappointing, uneven, dull, whimsical, vanilla, muddled, maudlin, inarticulate. Hasty, unsatisfactory conclusion. Contrived concept, lacks humour, some unconvincing character-interaction, unexplored potential, stakes are too low, some unclear motivations, lacks visual flair, fails to follow through on character/narrative developments, Allison Janney is underused.

The East

Published in T
Friday, 06 September 2013 20:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex scene and some gory images.

  • The pitch

    Left-wing.

  • Starring

    Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Aldis Hodge, Danielle MacDonald, Hillary Baack, Patricia Clarkson, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Billy Magnussen

  • Directed by

    Zal Batmanglij

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, punched, blindfolded, strait-jacketed, drugged, wrestled, held at knife-point, shot at. A man attempts to force himself sexually on a woman. Children bathe is water poisoned with arsenic, limestone. Self-harm, break-and-enter, train-hopping. Dead animal (shot), dead/dying fish. Images of dying sea animals (birds, turtles etc) covered in crude oil. Anarchy, vandalism, rape, suicide, arson, white supremacists, fascists, 9/11, Iraq mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, slashed wrist, skin incision, clamping, IV bags, object removed from skin. Blood on wrist, bloody hands, bloody bandage, blood on objects. An animal carcass is sliced open (cutting, innards, organs, blood seen). Injection (hypodermic needle seen). Allergic reaction to antibiotic, Parkinson's, snapped tendons, seizures, brain damage, anthrax, prosopagnosia, bad rash, stomachache mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex outdoors. Kissing (male-male; male-female; female-female). Sex addiction mentioned. Sexual-themed banter. Nude man (seen from back). Nude group bathing (no genitals seen). Women in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Denoxin, smoking pot mentioned. A woman drinks an unknown toxicant. Preparation of pharmaceutical drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, p*ss. Name-calling, homophobic slurs. Religious references and exclamations. Genre, cultural, corporate stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Eco-terrorism, corporate terrorism, counterculture, freegans, radicalism, revolution, infiltration, intelligence, field agents, private investigation, social media, causes, scavenging, runaways, collectives, squatting, sharing, philosophy, justice, revenge, ethics, toxic waste, spin-the-bottle, trust, responsibility, obsession, relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Deceased sister (suicide), dead parents (drowning), deceased child (brain tumours) mentioned. Funeral setting, burial. Prosopagnosia, vomiting, regurgitation. A man suffers a seizure. Horses, dog, deer, helicopter, toilet. Pigs mentioned. Some sign language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, smart, tense, morally aware, solid, thought-provoking, deftly paced, provocative, taut, suspenseful, propulsive, worthy. Intriguing premise, satisfying conclusion, fascinating characters, strong cast, excellent performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, awkward, over-earnest, ham-fisted, sanctimonious. Overplays thematics, some unclear character motivations, clunky ending, romantic subplot feels forced, overstays its welcome. Could be more complex, gritty, angry.