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Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Kill Your Darlings

Published in K
Friday, 06 December 2013 20:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Hits the write Beat.

  • Starring

    Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen, John Cullum, Erin Darke

  • Directed by

    John Krokidas

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued, emotionally manipulated, arrested, burned, near-hit with objects, slapped, pushed, shoved, tormented, stabbed repeatedly, murdered, cut. Stabbing and twisting of knife seen in close-up. Hangings seen, suicide attempt mentioned. An animal is near-gassed. Break-and-enter, theft. Precious objects destroyed, smashed. News radio discusses offensive attacks, bombers. Killings, murders discussed (mention of man stabbed, tied up, weighted, drowned). Picture of armed men (rifles); pocket knife. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Floating corpse. People covered in blood, slicing hands, bloody cuts. Hypodermic needle seen piercing skin. Diagrams of brains and muscular system seen. War injuries discussed. Torn guts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (male-male). Teen sex implied. Kissing (male-male; female-male), caressing, undressing, flirting, ogling, voyeurism. Masturbation, oral sex, finger-sucking (male). Naked men, shirtless man, naked male bum, man in underwear. Females in bras. Pornographic pictures of female breasts, male genitals, people having sex. Sexual innuendo, explicit language. References to sex acts, genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug use (heroin, nitrous oxide, cannabis, benzedrine). Hallucinations, drug-induced behaviour. Side effects (drugs) discussed. Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits, shots, flask), intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory references to homosexuals, misogyny, antisemitism. Religious references and exclamations. Sexually explicit language and innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Poets, writers, murder, Allen Ginsberg, William s Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr, drugs, sex, homosexuality, paranoia, homophobia, World War II, institutionalisation, mental instability, suicide, death, the Beat Generation, muses, literary counterculture, morality, jazz, influence, obsession, sexual awakening, pornography, blood oaths.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother institutionalised, father with new partner, academic probation, school expulsion. Estranged father mentioned. Jail, bar settings. Cat. Vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Marvellous, assured, unconventional, complex, satisfying, genuine, substantial, resonant, dark, beautiful, enthralling, striking, evocative, lively, fact-inspired, interesting, coherent, compelling, multifaceted, ambitious, expressive, stylish. Sharply written, outstanding performances, convincing chemistry, startling climax, handsome costumes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Worshipful, undernourished, over-emphatic, self-serious, conventional, muddled. Questionable music choices, half-drawn supporting characters.