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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Published in B
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There may be something there that wasn't there before.

  • Starring

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Bill Condon

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, flicked with mud, pursued/attacked/bitten by wolves, imprisoned, dragged, hit with objects, thrown through the air, tied up, crushed beneath a falling object, pushed down stairs, scalded with hot water/steam, throat-grabbed, kicked, shoved. Characters dangle precariously/fall from high ledges. An angry mob break down a door and enter a castle intending to "kill the beast". A woman's laundry is tipped over by bullies. Objects thrown, slashed, smashed, pushed off table, whacked. Burning objects, tree hit by lightning. A man throws a dagger into a picture of a stag. Screaming, roaring, growling, snarling. Arguing. War, explosions, "I will feed you to the wolves", attempted murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound on shirt, blood prick on finger, bloody bite wound, face/head covered in plague sores, healed (human) bite mark on stomach, gash scars over a wolf's eye. Plague mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hugging, swooning, bum-grabbing. Cleavage. Very mild comic references to infidelity ("how is your wife?") and homosexuality (LeFou's affection for Gaston/men dancing as a pair/men dressed in drag).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Villagers in a tavern drink from pitchers (ale assumed). Wine. A female drinks a potion that teleports her across time and space.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (bookworm, fool, strange, special, peculiar, funny, small-minded, damsel, spinster, simple, boorish, brainless, idiot, cold-hearted, thief, liar, clingy, huge, horrid, monstrous, crazy, old, filthy hag, monster, etc). Religious exclamations (thank Heavens).

  • THEMES

    Beauty and the Beast, enchantment, villagers, books, reading, father-daughter relationships, anger management, angry mobs, magic mirrors, roses.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother mentioned. Dog, horses, donkeys, geese, goats, chickens, caged birds, wolves, moths, rabbits, cobwebs, owl. Fireworks (opening credits), lightning, thunder. Seafood in market stall, roast meats served. Urination, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, show-stopping, fresh, faithful, magical, unabashed, energetic, warm, crafty, lovely, funny, sweet, lush, memorable, enjoyable, entertaining, unbeastly. Dazzling/charming/innocent performance by Emma Watson, soulful performance by Dan Stevens, scene-stealing performances by Josh Gad and Luke Evans, fun/starry voice cast, lavish visuals, triumphant/immaculate production design, big ensemble dance pieces, some impressive CGI, sugar-rush finale, unforgettable/infectious songs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Manufactured, overstuffed. The CGI isn't always perfect/convincing.

Our Kind of Traitor

Published in O
Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Very strong language, strong sex, violence, drug use, sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    A game of hide and seek.

  • Starring

    Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Marek Oravec, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Dolya Gavanski, Mariya Fomina

  • Directed by

    Susanna White

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, punched, pushed, slammed against walls/objects, smacked, headbutted, stabbed, near-choked, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, scalded with hot tea, slapped, thumped. A dog is stabbed to death (yelp heard/corpse seen). Helicopter crash, explosion. Arguing, screaming. Stories heard of father hitting son for child playing with gun, a hero being executed, a woman being slapped during sex, a man shot during a violent sexual encounter with the gunman's mother. A man fears his family will be killed. Money laundering, traitor, corruption, son in jail, hunting, female trafficking, shoot myself mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal). Bloody faces, heads, cheek, hands, noses, objects, cut; blood spatter, wiping blood. Head with open bullet wound. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman screams/cries as a man takes her from behind. Couples have sex in bedrooms/in public against a wall. Kissing (m-f; f-f), hugging. Full male nudity (front and rear views), full female nudity (rear view), exposed breast, shirtless men, cleavage. Skimpy dancewear, clothing. A man is reminded of his infidelity (sleeping with a student). A teen girl claims she is pregnant.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine, smoking a joint). Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking. A room full of people appear to be intoxicated/stoned. Selling drugs, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nking, bloody. Name-calling. A child says the f-word; children are called a**holes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Informants, corruption, conspiracy, British intelligence, chance encounters, Russian mafia, tennis, family, relationships, suspicion, trust, surveillance, honour, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Family killed. Dead father/husband. Dead parents mentioned. Dogs, camel, birds, goats, deer, horses. Fireworks, helicopter, light aircraft. Some foreign languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, globetrotting, brisk, energetic, lingering, sleek, upscale, contemporary, well-intentioned, solid. Wild/funny/boisterous/colourful/alive/dynamic/flamboyant performance by Stellan Skarsgård, exotic locations, some rich characterisation, gorgeous/stylish/handsome/lush/inventive visuals, alluring set design, exemplary technical credits, visually engrossing, stunning cameo by Carlos Acosta, fun cameo by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Implausible, schematic, generic, unlucky-feeling. Straighforward plot, questionable casting, lacks the energy/pace of other le Carré thrillers.

Son of a Gun

Published in S
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    There's some gold in here somewhere.

  • Starring

    Brenton Thwaites, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, Matt Nable, Jacek Koman, Nash Edgerton, Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge

  • Directed by

    Julius Avery

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped (implied), shot at, wrestled, punched, thrown off a balcony, headbutted, threatened (gunpoint, blade-point), kidnapped, tied up, tormented, near-frozen, butt-whipped, beaten, throat-grabbed, shoved, tasered, hooded, kicked, hit with objects, near-garroted, scalded, slammed against wall/objects, hit by a car, arrested. Suicide (stabbing). Vehicle pursuit/rollover/collisions, burning vehicle. Theft, hijacking, break-and-enter. Shooting practice/objects shot. Convicted rape, bestiality, kitchen fire (fatal), drowning mentioned. Blood/gore: Puncture wounds (stabbing), gunshot wounds, exposed organs. Bleeding, pooling blood, bloody cuts/scratches, smashed faces, broken nose, bloody knuckles. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied rape (male-male). A couple has sex in the ocean. Kissing. Topless women, nude men, shirtless men, swimwear/bikinis, people in underwear. Strip-club setting. Posters/pictures of semi-nude women. Bestiality mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills, snort powder. Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, cocktails). Bar/club setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Ethnic/gender/prison/racial stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Prison, crime, theft, gangsters, chess, betrayal, trust, aquaphobia, drowning, hostages, gold mining, rape, smelting, destroying evidence, protection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Prison, cemetery, airport settings. Helicopter, buzzing flies. Cooking meat (lamb's fry).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gritty, menacing, twisty, propulsive, entertaining, stylish, slick, diverting, watchable, engaging, well-paced, handsome, flashy, fast, furious. Strong performances, stellar cast, tight narrative, grand/outlandish/thrilling prison break, anxious/low-humming score, some thrilling/unsettling moments, solid technical credits; an admirable/strong film debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-plotted, predictable, messy, conventional, wonky, muddled, clichéd, by-the-numbers, hackneyed, superficial. Strained/uninspired metaphors, inconsistent tone, far-fetched action, stock dialogue, heavy-handed signposting, clumsy third-act plotting.

August: Osage County

Published in A
Friday, 06 December 2013 02:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    A theatrical family reunion.

  • Starring

    Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Misty Upham

  • Directed by

    John Wells

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man behaves inappropriately toward a teen. People yell, argue, wrestle, shout, get hit by an object, slapped. A story is recounted of being attacked with a claw hammer. Genocide mentioned. Objects thrown, smashed. Blood/gore: A corpse is dressed for burial.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, bum-grabbing. Infidelity mentioned. Erection reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Addiction to prescription pills (Xanax, OxyCotin, Valium, Vicodin, Percodan, Percodex, Darvocet). A man and a teen smoke marijuana. Drug addiction, dope-smoking discussed. Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name calling. Religious exclamations. A vegetarian is teased. Gender, family, ethnic, rural, teen stereotypes. Derogatory reference to lesbians (comic). Slang and actual terms for genitalia.

  • THEMES

    Family, mouth cancer, suicide, reunions, blame, death, grief, separation, divorce, incest, family secrets, drug addiction, missing persons, cervical cancer, unhappy childhoods, dominant mothers, breakdown, taboos, estrangement, forgiveness, resentment, heat, favouritism, conflict, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband/grandfather. Previous marriages, separation, divorce mentioned. Funeral. Cows, thunder. Chemotherapy, radiation, MRI, CT Scan, cognitive impairment (brain damage), hysterectomy mentioned. Vomiting. Based on the play by Tracy Letts.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, watchable, funny, dark, histrionic, solid, bracing, hilarious, touching, entertaining. Strong momentum, commendable all-star cast, elegant cinematography, intelligent material, theatrical narrative structure, Streep is electrifying, Roberts' best role in years.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, uninspired, lumpy, exhausting. Awkward opening scenes, feels a little rushed, not as effective as the stage version.

The Impossible (lo imposible)

Published in T
Sunday, 28 April 2013 10:01
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, injury detail, brief nudity and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Impossible to imagine.

  • Starring

    Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergrast, Sönke Möhring, Geraldine Chaplin

  • Directed by

    Juan Antonio Bayona

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Screaming. Smashed glass, debris. A building and surrounding habitat is devastated. Blood/gore: People swept away by rushing water; perspective from above water and inside torrent. A woman is stabbed in the breast by a tree branch and gashed across her leg. Seriously injured people are seen in hospital; walking wounded. Gashes, grazes, open wounds, welts, gashes, bruising, corpses (human and animal), body bags, vomiting, broken bones, exposed flesh. Sunburn. Bloody wounds, bodies, clothing, blood splatter, blood in water, blood smears on floor. Syringe, injection. Bandages. Makeshift hospital with rudimentary facilities; injured people sleep on floors, stairwells, benches. A baby drowns (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked male (front and behind, from a distance). Breasts. Beachwear. Naked woman (genitals not visible). Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is injected with antibiotics, breathes anesthetic through a mask.

  • LANGUAGE

    Barely audible f-word, pee. Screaming in terror/pain.

  • THEMES

    Boxing Day Tsunami 2004, survival, courage, devastation, natural disaster, separation, family, hope, determination, desperation, generosity, over-crowding, demand for medical treatment, hospital mix-ups, victim identification, chaos, true stories, resilience.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Helicopter, plane; turbulence. Full moon. Reef fish, beetles, insects, cicadas, butterflies, dragonfly, birds, lizard, crabs, chicken. Near-drowning, near-strangulation. People grieve, search for loved ones. Power blackout. Original title is Lo imposible. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brutally intense, emotional, realistic, visceral, unforgettable. Terrific performances. Incredible true story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Decision to use famous English-speaking actors rather than Spanish unknowns. A little cheesy in parts.

Robots

Published in R
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 01:14
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Riveting tale about building your dreams.

  • Starring

    (voices of) Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Paula Abdul, Stanley Tucci, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Broadbent, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Lucille Bliss, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti, Jay Leno, Greg Kinnear, James Earl Jones, Dianne Wiest

  • Directed by

    Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Robots crash into objects; things get smashed. High-speed ride through obstacle course. Robots, objects thrown through the air; fall from great heights. Robots get hit, slapped, kicked, punched, destroyed. Spare parts/robots swept toward furnace. Killing robots (mentioned). Parts assembled, destroyed in a 'chop shop'. Robots swept away by giant wave. Body parts frequently fall off robots. Robot smashes through glass window. Giant menacing robots with chopping knives/swords, power-tools. Hundreds of robots engage in battle. Blood/gore: A forensic outline of a dead body is seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Boy parts (mentioned)

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Alcohol (cocktails, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, fartsy, butt. Name-calling. Cultural and gender stereotypes. Frequent innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Invention, robots, dreaming big, spare parts, hand-me-downs, ideas, menial labour, job-saving devices, modernising, scams, perseverance, pride, city living, crushed hopes, legacy, greed, scrounging.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Factory setting. Futuristic setting. Childbirth. Birds, dogs. Running away from home. Flash editing has strobe effect. Vomiting (heard), gagging, fart-noises. Heights. Toilets. Animal neutering, urination (insinuated). Urination (oil change). Father/husband suspended in chains. Oppressive mother. Robot lays an egg. Cross-dressing. Robot repairs resemble operations.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautifully rendered, exceptional voice talents. Zippy pace, rapid-fire comedy. Cheeky humour. Feel-good movie with positive message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Too many characters. Crude humour.

Jack the Giant Slayer

Published in J
Sunday, 17 March 2013 03:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    CGI-ant special effects and bone-crushing visuals.

  • Starring

    Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane, Billy Nighy

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/giants fall from extremely high altitude toward the ground. People/giants are harrassed, punched, kicked, threatened with knives/swords, thrown, grabbed, dismembered, eaten, struck by lightning, captured in a net, stabbed, caged, hogtied, suspended from high objects, near-drowned, attacked, injured, struck by arrows, hit with objects, torn apart. A giant falls into a burning moat; his flesh sears and burns. Objects/property are demolished, ransacked, thrown. Animals are stolen, eaten. Soldiers use halberds, axes, blades, arrows, crossbows, swords. Giants use flails, maces, spiked clubs, burning trees, blades, slingshot, grappling hooks. A rope is cut deliberately. A man threatens death by making a cutting motion across his neck with his thumb. Fierce growling (giants), terrified screams (humans) are heard. Blood/gore: Blood, bones, swords, a beating giant's heart, many corpses. Animal skeletons, human bones and skulls. Bloody heads, bloody gash, slashed cheek, vat of meat. A man removes an object from his stomach. A giant has a milky eye (keratitis). A giant's face is covered in bee-stings. Point-of-view cinematography of an object flying down a giant's mouth, through his throat and landing in his gut. Eyes pop out, dismembered limbs, body parts are seen. The smell of fear and the smell of curdling blood are mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Nudity: A harp is detailed with a gold carving of a woman's bust.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, p*ss, bastard, religious exclamations. People are mocked; giants are forced into servitude.

  • THEMES

    Fantasy, adventure, magic, nobility, fairy-tales, nobility, courage, stealing, denial of responsibility/duty, usurping, expropriation, allegiance, royalty, history, legend, folklore, invasion, betrayal, loyalty, arranged marriage, war.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Heavy rain, thunder, lightning. Dark arts. Purgatory. Horses, cat, flocks of birds, buzzing insects/bees, chickens, sheep, pigs, owl, rats. Fear of heights/fear of falling. Very high altitude camera angles with vertiginous points-of-view toward the ground, clouds or sky. Waterfalls. A deceased mother and a deceased father are mentioned. A girl runs away from home. Tree-climbing. Spitting. A giant snores and farts. A giant picks his nose and eats the runny snot. Giants are covered in dirt, filth. Pig-on-the-spit. Flame-throwing. A man prays by a grave. Free-falling (from sky-high altitude). Animal fur is worn. A giant beanstalk is chopped down. Monks. Bell-ringing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Original and entertaining. Vivid, convincing special effects. Great fun. Ewan McGregor is delightful. Apocalyptic.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Takes a little while to warm up. Male-dominated. Predictable.