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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Published in K
Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:33
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Orphaned sons of anarchy.

  • Starring

    Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Freddie Fox, Craig McGinlay, Tom Wu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Neil Maskell, Annabelle Wallis

  • Directed by

    Guy Ritchie

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, kneed, slapped, thrown, pushed, thrown from buildings/horses, slashed, stabbed, dragged by noose around neck, dragged off horses, shoved to knees, shoulder-charged, cut, hit with objects/fireballs, speared, shot with arrows, branded, throat-slit, attacked/bitten by dogs, impaled, slapped, headbutted, sliced, attacked by birds, thrown into walls/columns, shackled (in prison), dragged by hair, executed (beheading), bitten/eaten by snake, dragged under water, turned into stone, kidnapped. People on fire/explode; people fall from great heights/jump to their deaths/jump into a river. People fall down, hit their heads; sword stabbed through stomach. Parents killed in front of children, children taken as punishment (see children in cages). Trials - attacked by snakes, grabbed and dragged by giant bats, attacked by large rats, moving through scenery with bones of giant animals, stalked by wolves. A horse falls to its death after being deliberately riddeon over edge. Explosions, burning bridges/buildings, arson. Battles, armies clashing. Gigantic elephants knock over people/buildings; buildings/structures/bridges knocked down/destroyed/collapsed. Child being bullied (money stolen/pushed/nighmares/thrown in river/chased/head-dunked/growing up in brothel/punched/hit by soldier). Prostitutes are hit/slapped by clients. Threats of violence/death ("I'm going to take your hands for that"/knife to throat/"cut your hand off"/threat to cut off ear). Killing by arrow, head rolling (execution), person tied to chopping block, home razed/burned to ground, murdered mages, sinking barges, riots, killing civilians/rebels, Vikings, slavery mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies on ground, bodies hanging from trees. Person's ear cut off, people's throats slit, cuts on shoulder/faces. Bloody cuts on child's face, bloodied flag, bloody arrow, blood on clothes, blood spatter. Bloodied and bruised man chained up (torture implied). Nose bleed, dripping blood, bloody face. Cuts, scars, bruises, black eyes, blind eye, limping, bandaged head, wrapped hand, sore ribs. Arrow protruding from thigh. Burning funeral pyres. Swords/spears/knife seen entering flesh. Human bones, giant animal bones. Snake cut in half.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Brothel setting. Prostitutes (covered by sheets) and clients. Breasts visible on tapestry. Semi-nude sea witches and tree nymphs (breasts covered by hair). Shirtless men, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (brandy, people drink from goblets). Gambling (dice). Tree nymphs hallucinate from snake venom.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bollocks, p*ss. Name-calling (stupid, bastards, son of a prostitute, etc). Slang references to genitals.

  • THEMES

    King Arthur, Excalibur, the sword in the stone, legends, trials, sacrifice, assassination, fantasy, magic, sorcery, uxoricide, filicide, extortion, murder, armies, rebels, nightmares, kidnapping, orphans.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, brothel settings. Horses, dogs, giant snakes, giant bats, giant rats, wolves, octopus women, shadowy/smoky/firey man-monster, tree nymphs. Earth quaking. People wear animal pelts/skulls. Raw meat.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, engrossing, fun, kinetic, chaotic, thrilling, funny, mocking, light, entertaining, violent, unsentimental, thunderous, bloody, bludgeoning, loud. Enjoyable/malevolent/career-best/effective/magnificent performance by Jude Law, unconventional/skirling score, some interesting camera angles, decent one-liners, some imaginative narrative touches, tactile costume design, richly detailed sets.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, dull, strained, bombastic, thudding, vulgar, frustrating, misshapen, inert, lopsided, muddled. Underdeveloped characters, over-dictated plot, generic/incoherent action sequences, deafening music, oppressive CGI, some ludicrous set pieces.

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017)

Published in D
Saturday, 18 February 2017 05:50
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A cinematic film.

  • Starring

    David Stratton, Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Jack Thompson

  • Directed by

    Sally Aitken

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Film excerpts). People are hanged, shot, slashed, sliced, punched, hit by vehicles, wrestled, hit with objects, run off the road, terrorised by bikers/skinheads, racially abused, beaten, slapped, kicked, grabbed, slammed up against wall. A couple jump off a cliff (murder/suicide). Animals are taunted. A kangaroo is hit by a car. Armed soldiers. Explosions. Burning vehicle, burning bush (arson), burning crops. Vehicle pursuits, car rammed, car crash, motorbike crashes. Objects thrown, shot. Images of Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, swastikas. Screaming. Blood/gore: Hanged/hanging man. Very bloody heads, faces, hands, knuckles, clothing, cuts, objects. Weapons protruding from heads/bodies. Exploding bodies, blood/gore spatter. Dead kangaroo. People in wheelchairs/on crutches.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (Film excerpts.) Implied sex (aggressive), kissing (m-m/m-f), full male and female nudity, shirtless men, drag queens, cleavage, people in swimwear/dancewear. Martial affair mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, tying belt around arm). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar, pipe). Intoxication, petrol-sniffing. Smoking pot mentioned. Pub, nightclub settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, p*ss. Name-calling (terrible, mental, pervert, monkeys, ignorant, stupid, bastards, pompous windbag, b*tch, bozos, etc). Religious references exclamations (oh my god, goddamn, prayer, bible, etc).

  • THEMES

    David Stratton, film criticism, Australian cinema, censorship, screen heroes, Picturegoer magazine, brothers, approval, collections, representation of Indigenous people.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    (Mostly film excerpts). Contains images and voices of Aboriginal persons who may be deceased. Dead wife and baby (murdered), dead baby (animal attack). Church, wedding, pub, nightclub, war settings. Marriage proposal. Helicopters. Horses, cattle, waterbirds, camels, kangaroo, ants, donkey, goats, dogs, crocodile, greyhounds. Steak, chicken, oysters eaten. Animal skins seen. Spitting. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little disjointed/overstuffed. Focuses more on the history of Australian cinema than David Stratton himself.

Deliver Us From Evil

Published in D
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:56
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    People are strange.

  • Starring

    Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Dorian Missick, Chris Coy, Mike Houston, Lulu Wilson, Olivia Horton

  • Directed by

    Scott Derrickson

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, punched, wrestled, pursued, hit with objects, near-choked, bitten, beaten to death, thrown to their death, attacked, grabbed, eaten, throat-grabbed, kidnapped, kneed, slammed against a wall, straight-jacketed, bound, pistol-whipped. People fall downstairs, kill their own child, murder a child (implied), jump through a window. Eviscerated/crucified animal seen, mouse caught in trap, cockroach squished, animal attacks. Domestic violence implied. Child molestation, murdered children, suicide discussed. Explosions, grenades, soldiers. Iraq War setting. Screaming, yelling, roaring, hissing. Paedophiles, home invasion, murder, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (baby, child, adults, animal; twisted, dumped, rotting), skulls. Dismemberment, flesh-eating. Bruising, bleeding, red eyeballs, bandages. Bloody cuts, grazes, wounds, fingernails, faces, clothing. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (dead baby). Pictures of teeth, swallowing/spitting out flesh.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, shirtless men, woman in underclothes (sheer t-shirt), cleavage. Possible naked male and female (genitals obscured). Couple in bed (sex implied). Hookers, porn site, celibacy, sex, pregnancy, abortion mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking. Drugs, drug problem, speedball, needles, heroin, meth head mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ralph Sarchie, demonic possession, evil spirits, exorcism, police investigation, New York cops, PTSD, The Doors, filicide, child molestation, addiction, cannibalism, prayer, guilt, forgiveness, confession, baptism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, pregnancy, cancer mentioned. Clown. Tarantulas, snakes, bats, cat, dog, hyena, wolves, lion, owls, alligator, tiger, monkeys, flies, cockroaches, fish. Underground bunker, bar, Iraq War, zoo, asylum settings. Saliva, drool, power blackouts, flickering lights, objects moving on their own. High aerial cinematography, mild strobe lighting. Some Spanish and Latin (partly subtitled). Inspired by a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Creepy, taut, credible, thrilling, tense, effective, absorbing, bloody, compelling, dark, fast-moving, energetic, amusing, fun. Terrific performances, great cast, well-developed characters, unusual iconography, affecting chemistry between leads, spooky atmospherics, winding tale, riveting at times, mesmerising exorcism sequence, menacing mood, maintains interest.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, formulaic, rote, overlong. Uses standard horror cliches and tropes, weak female characters, bad accents, overbearing score, murky photography, lazy gags.

Lone Survivor

Published in L
Monday, 13 January 2014 22:58
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig

  • Directed by

    Peter Berg

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hacked, beheaded, stabbed, dragged, wrestled, bound, butt-whipped, head-slammed, thrown down embankments, impaled, bludgeoned, threatened, slapped, kicked, beaten, near-choked. Helicopter crash, frequent gunfire, grenades thrown, explosions, burning objects. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, air raid, handguns, rifles, grenade launchers, RPG, machine guns. Blood/gore: Corpses. Blood splatter, bloody wounds, blood on clothing, blood on objects, bloody cuts, missing fingers, bleeding. Man on stretcher, wound-dressing, objects removed from skin, swollen eye. CPR, defibrillation, flatlining. Decapitated head, killing, slaughtering mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men. Men in underwear. Sexual-themed banter. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking, chewing tobacco. Beer brands mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Slang for genitals. Gender, military, ethnic, cultural stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Navy SEALs, Operation Red Wings, Ahmad Shah, mission, survival, terrorism, war, combat, sacrifice, compromise, tactical operations, radio communications, failed missions, ambush, extreme military exercises, training, courage, machismo, solidarity, Pashtunwali, rescue, family, relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bagram (Afghanistan) setting. Helicopters, jets, military aircraft, military vehicles. Horses, dogs (photos). Goats, dog, cow, snake, duck. Drool, spitting. Some Farsi language (subtitles). Based on a true story. Based on Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, realistic, tense, riveting, moving, harrowing, visceral, agonising, patriotic, pummeling, frenzied, brutal, unrelenting, charged, bloody, violent, unsparing, strong, gripping, nerve-wracking, frank, shocking, gruesome. Uncompromising detail, dramatic setting, nuanced performances, shattering intensity, excellent prosthetics, miraculous story, tough battle scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Grueling, one-sided, propogandist. Broad clichés, title gives the ending away, too machismo.

Chopper

Published in C
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:54
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  • Rating

    R18+: Medium level violence.

  • The pitch

    Just a normal bloke who likes a bit of torture.

  • Starring

    Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Dan Wyllie, Bill Young, Vince Colosimo, Kenny Graham, Kate Beahan, Serge Liistro, Pam Western, Gary Waddell, Brian Mannix, Skye Wansey, Annalise Emtsis, Johnnie Targhan, Robert Rabiah, Sam Houli, Caleb Cluff, Hilton Henderson, Fred Barker, Peter Hardy, Marcus Taylor, David Ross Paterson

  • Directed by

    Andrew Dominik

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed repeatedly, shot, beaten, head-butted, mutilated, hair-pulled, kicked, pursued, threatened at gunpoint. Gun fired in crowded club, guns handled in front of a child. Yelling, arguing. Killing, torture, bashing, taking hostages, ice-picking victims, being stabbed by your mother, attempted abduction mentioned. Blood/gore: Ears hacked off. Corpse. Man covered in blood, open stab wounds, blood splatter, spurting blood, dripping blood, smeared blood, bloody face, pooling blood, blood on objects, bloody grazes. Stitches, bruising, bloody bandages. Scarring (bullet wound). Cutting off toes mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Male genitals, female bottom. Women in underwear. Shirtless man. Skimpy clothing. Kissing. Working at brothel mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple inject drugs (needle, drug paraphernalia seen). People snort cocaine. A man drugs his dogs. Stoned pregnant woman, drug-induced behaviour. Speed, killing drug dealers, junkie, heroin addiction mentioned. Alcohol (beer, spirits), club setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words, s-words, bloody, w*nker. Name-calling, slang for genitals, derogatory terms for women, derogatory ethnic slang. Prisoner, ethnic, cultural stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mark 'Chopper' Read, violence, prison, victims, police investigation, betrayal, compensation, success, mates, paranoia, legends, writing, publicity, infamy, crime.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged wife/mother mentioned. Prison, court settings. Bull ant, beetle, dogs. Vomiting, spitting, drool, urination, belch. Strobe lighting, camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressionistic, electric-charged, riveting, disturbing, engrossing, effective, hypnotic, stylish, shocking, tough, provocative, challenging, colourful, vibrant, vivid, non-judgemental. Darkly comic, mesmerising performance from Eric Bana, interesting characters, strikingly shot and edited, avoids moralising.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Violent, graphic, repetitive. Bana's Australian accent may be difficult to understand for foreigners.

Closed Circuit

Published in C
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 03:56
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Keep your eyes on this one.

  • Starring

    Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent, Julia Stiles, Ciarán Hinds, Riz Ahmed, Jemma Powell, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Denis Moschitto, Hasancan Cifci, Anne-Marie Duff, Angus Wright, Kenneth Cranham

  • Directed by

    John Crowley

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Explosion in crowded public place (120 killed, no bodies seen). People are attacked, grabbed, glassed, bitten, hit with objects, garrotted, pursued. Hit and run vehicle collision, intruder. Police raid. Suicide mentioned. USAF bombing, murdered journalist mentioned (newspaper reports). Arguing. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse. Man in neck brace. Blood on face, clothing. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Affair mentioned. Woman in shower, woman wearing a towel (no nudity seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Heroin possession, conviction, use, dealing mentioned. A man takes prescription pills. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, slang for genitalia. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Racial, cultural, gender, national stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Closed circuit television, terrorist attacks, lawyers, special advocacy, national security, investigation, evidence, tip-offs, conflict of interest, MI5, rowing, family, the Old Bailey, journalism, conspiracy, paranoia, death in custody.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged wife, son. Divorce, bitter custody battle mentioned. Memorial wall seen. Funeral, church, prison, hospital settings. Helicopter, pigeons, ducks, horses. Vomit. Some Turkish (translated).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intelligent, well-acted, well-told, gripping, engaging, tense, captivating, unnerving, slick, slow-burning, moody, twisting, relevant, enjoyable, quiet, subdued. Good performances, skillful editing, ominous mood, cool palette, crack cast, credible script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muddled, dialogue-heavy, lifeless, predictable, perfunctory, dreary, derivative. Numerous plot holes, drab title, unimaginative staging, untidy script, pedestrian direction, lacks consequence, infuriating screenwriting cheats, strains credulity, lacks chemistry between leads.