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Black Panther (2018)

Published in B
Monday, 19 February 2018 04:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Panther is the new Black.

  • Starring

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani

  • Directed by

    Ryan Coogler

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, poisoned, kicked, hit with objects, flipped, thrown into objects, speared, hit, roundhouse-kicked, wrestled, buried alive (ceremonial), headbutted, head-slammed, impaled, thrown through the air/over a balcony, stabbed, punched, arm-snapped, shirt-grabbed, ran over (car), thrown out of moving car, throat-grabbed, handcuffed, tied up, thrown over a waterfall, near hit by downed aircraft, throat-slit, blasted with electricity bolt, beaten, shoulder-charged. A man's prosthetic arm is ripped off. Stick fighting, fist fighting. Vehicle chases, vehicles crash into trees/cars/busy pedestrian areas, car flipped, car blown apart. Air battles; downed aircraft. Explosions, grenade thrown, objects shot, burning objects. Smashed glass, theft. Animation sequence of tribal wars (guns/spears), military aircraft. People wear scary tribal masks with sharp teeth. Yelling, roaring, screaming, gorilla grunting. Many lives lost, terrorist attack, assassinated leaders, killed own brother, confirmed kills in Afghanistan, war in Iraq mentioned. A man says, "I will feed you to my children". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody mouth, faces, heads, cuts, scratches, chest, gashes, bullet wounds, spear wounds, shirt; sliced torso, cheek, arm, leg. Body bag dragged. Red/swollen lips, scars, scarification. Bone-cracking, arm-snapping sounds heard. Patient on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men, skimpy (traditional) clothing. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits). People drink a sacred potion that makes their veins blacken beneath their skin. People drink a potion that puts them into a trance where they can speak with deceased ancestors. Casino, bar settings. Streets run with drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word. Name-calling (genius, murderer, idiots, showoff, outsider, crazy, coloniser, charlatan, killmonger, clown, princess, etc). Obscene finger gesture. Religious exclamations (whatever the hell, oh my god, hell off a move, what the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Tribes, leadership, family, tradition, community, ceremony, exes, pride, identity, responsibility, victory, healing, arms dealing, fratricide, siblings, race wars, CIA, vibranium.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son. Dead husband/father (seen in flashback), dead girlfriend. Casino, bar settings. African animals, panthers, barking dog, horses, cattle, sheep, flock of birds, giant rhino creatures. Waterfall, helicopter. Tanning/drying animal skins. Fur worn. Ivory traders mentioned. Subtitles. Mid-credits scene, end-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spectacular, real, roaring, grounded, fantastical, joyous, quirky, confident, stylish, epic, gripping, soulful, nuanced, political, cultural, grounded, Afrocentric, feminist, high-tech, earnest, excellent, rousing, dramatic, relevant, thrilling, alive, fresh, subversive, uproarious, surreal, fun, futuristic, exciting, funny, unique. Memorable/superb/stellar/sensational/terrific/appealing cast, gogreous/vivid/indominitable/non-nonsense/strong/fully formed female roles, standout/tragic/fascinating/charismatic villain, insane action sequences, culturally significant, thematically rich, real-world relevant, wildly inventive costumes/sets/special effects/cinematography, propulsive/rhythmic score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Starts slowly with an underwhelming action sequence, some battle scenes are shot in turbulent closeup, CG backdrops verge into screensaver territory, occasional pacing lapses, overfamiliar/conventional three-act story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Published in R
Friday, 16 December 2016 08:38
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence.

  • The pitch

    Trust the force.

  • Starring

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk (voice), Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits, James Earl Jones (voice)

  • Directed by

    Gareth Edwards

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, hooded, chained, imprisoned, kicked, punched, hit with objects, thrown to the ground, blasted through the air, slapped, roundhouse kicked, flipped over, grabbed, pushed, crushed by falling debris, choked. Characters dangle precariously, fall from high ledges. Explosions, grenades thrown. Air/space battles, tanks. Planets exploded, buildings/cliffs collapse. Aircraft downed/rammed. Burning aircraft/trees/AT-ATs/objects. Theft. Arguing, yelling. Aggravated assault, resisting arrest, war zone, super-weapon, suicide pact, spies, assassins mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody foreheads, eyebrows, noses, head, face, hair, cuts, arm. Oxygen mask, milky/blind eyes. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in steam room (full nudity implied). Hand-holding, hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    What the..? Name-calling (liar, troublesome, crazy, defector, hostile, dreamers, fool, traitor, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Star Wars, betrayal, rescue, trust, hope, the Death Star, data transmissions, evil, hidden secrets, hologram messages, the Rebellion, father-daughter relationships, brilliant scientists, sacrifice, smugglers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother, dead husband, dead friends, estranged father. Prison settings. Creatures with leathery skin, tentacles, enlarged heads/eyes/noses, fur, etc. Thunder. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action-packed, engaging, entertaining, rough, rugged, intimate, spectacular, dark, earnest, crowdpleasing, sleek, witty, exhilarating, good-natured, enjoyable, energetic, fresh, aggressive, triumphant. Gigantic/ballsy/triumphant/thundering/surprisng third act, distinctive production/costume design, several breath-stopping sequences, wondrous CGI, stunning locations, solid score, crammed with cameos/callbacks, eerie/jaw-dropping/creepy/spooky digital resurrection of beloved characters, delicious/hissable/booable/villainous/pleasingly unpleasant performance by Ben Mendelsohn, spirited/intense/game performance by Felicity Jones, scene-stealing sidekick excellently voiced by Alan Tudyk, earth-ripping set pieces, brisk editing, crackling script, diverse/eclectic cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Melodramatic, safe, frustrating, parasitic, forced. Mostly forgettable characters, multi-branched/muddled/choppy/clunky/overstuffed/suffocating first act, uneven/turgid middle section, underdeveloped characters, expository dialogue.

Arrival (2016)

Published in A
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 01:41
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Put the pieces together.

  • Starring

    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Forest Whitaker, Sangita Patel, Mark O'Brien, Abigail Pniowsky, Tzi Ma, Jadyn Malone, Julia Scarlett Dan

  • Directed by

    Denis Villeneuve

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are blown backwards in an explosion, threatened at gun point. Audio playback of a man being executed (shot). Military references (personnel, vehicles, weapons, comms, tanks, jets, helicopters, warships, gunfire, etc). Minor car accident. Surveillance/news footage of objects thrown into windows, premises raided/looted, people handcuffed, compound being torched, people being shot at. News segment describes 144 cult deaths. A child screams "I hate you" to her mother. Reference to death of insurgents. Yelling, arguing. State of emergency, treason mentioned. Loud roaring, groaning, creaking, rumbling sounds heard. Blood/gore: Blood extraction. Sick/dying child. Child in hospital bed with nasal tubes. Patient on medevac stretcher. Nausea, side effects, claustrophobia, ringing in your ears, tinnitus, radiation exposure/poisoning, concussion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None (hugging).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Medication mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling (idiots, cheeky bastard, monsters, aliens, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, dammit, what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Aliens, UFOs, first contact, linguistics, language translation, death of a child, theoretical physics, gravity, communication, interpretation, decontamination, othography, time, Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, heptapods.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child, dead friend/colleague. Estranged father/husband. Elephantine creatures with seven limbs and slimy tentacle-like hands. Caterpillar, caged bird. A black/inky substance is repeatedly seen. Brief subtitles. Adapted from Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Riveting, dizzying, beautiful, provocative, thought-provoking, superb, classy, intelligent, affecting, contemplative, cerebral, captivating, measured, unexpected, high-concept, dreamy, freaky, audacious, mind-bending, pensive, strange, gripping. Eerie/Lovecraftian/well-conceived aliens, smart storytelling, cool/graceful/composed/lucid/impressive/wondrous/bravura visuals, throughtful screenplay, spectacular ideas, rich/moving performance by Amy Adams, gaunt/unsettling/symbiotic/ethereal score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Military showdown clichés, some parts stretch believability; slightly ridiculous.

Southpaw

Published in S
Thursday, 20 August 2015 02:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hope gets belted.

  • Starring

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Skylan Brooks, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Beau Knapp, Miguel Gomez

  • Directed by

    Antoine Fuqua

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (driver crashes into tree). People get shot, punched, wrestled, slapped, elbowed, kicked, throat-grabbed, held at gunpoint, headbutted, restrained. Objects knocked over/smashed/punched, broken glass. Boxing sparring/training. Dead youth (shot by father), domestic violence mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts, eyes, mouth, clothing, hands, objects. Bloodshot/swollen eyes, bleeding, bruising. Patient in hospital bed, nasal breathing tube, bandages. Broken nose, shattered cheekbone mentioned. Hypodermic needle seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has implied sex. Kissing, finger-sucking, undressing. Nude male (no genitals seen), woman in underwear, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage, pumped/sweaty abs.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills seen (none consumed). Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Roulette tables seen. Getting a hit, driving under the influence, no drinks, no drugs, Advil, sobriety mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Boxing, family, child custody, orphans, father-daughter relationships, fundraising, charity, grief, debt, repossession, suicide, contracts, child services, anger management, responsibility, defense, redemption, title fights, self-determination.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother. Incarceration, foster care mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, bar, courtroom settings. Bright camera flashes. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, compelling, gritty. Vulnerable/rough/ferocious/charismatic/riveting/spellbinding/standout performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, rough-edged/stripped-down tone, edgy cast, good chemistry/rapport among leads, well-crafted/taut/suspenseful boxing scenes, wrenching death scene, gutsy direction, dynamic lensing, competent screenplay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, predictable, bland, clichéd, unsurprising, heavy-handed, melodramatic, unsubtle. Soapy narrative, creaky plotting, oversells the stakes, Forest Whitaker and Naomie Harris are underused, some incoherent dialogue.

Taken 3

Published in T
Thursday, 08 January 2015 02:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Maggie Grace, Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott, Jonny Weston, Sam Spruell

  • Directed by

    Olivier Megaton

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, abducted, held at gunpoint, threatened, killed, punched, kicked, thrown, choked, put in arm/hand/head locks, kneed, waterboarded, pistol-whipped, hit/with objects, headbutted, slammed into objects, throat-slit, dragged, pursued, pushed out of a moving vehicle, carjacked, blindfolded, bound, randomly targeted with sniper rifle, elbowed. Car chase, dangerous driving, cars smashed/collided/flipped/rammed. Explosion. Objects shot/smashed/kicked in, shattered glass. Theft, impersonating a police officer, tantrum (child). Abandoned puppy mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood on bodies/faces/knuckles/objects/floor, bloody bullet wounds. Slit throat. Bruising. Identifying corpse in morturary. Body bag on trolley.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, flirting, caressing. Man in hot tub with two women. Swimwear, short skirts, man in skimpy/revealing clothing. Infidelity (kissing).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). Liquor store setting. Getting drunk mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Prescription medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Criminal activity, abduction, revenge, troubled relationships, infidelity, father-daughter relationships, surveillance, counter-surveillance, murder, grief, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, shady deals, pregnancy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mortuary, cemetery, funeral, liquor store settings. Some Russian language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Average, gutsy. Higher stakes, nicely photographed, has an actual plot, more rounded characters, more mature/mellow/politically correct than predecessors, serviceable tech credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ham-fisted, whimpering, unimaginative, unsubtle, mind-numbing, misfiring, tedious, boring. Jerky action sequences are hard to follow, stuffed with red herrings/inconsequential characters, implausible/illogical narrative, schmaltzy score.

Land of the Bears (Terre des ours)

Published in L
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Beary cute.

  • Starring

    (narrator): Marion Cotillard/Forest Whitaker

  • Directed by

    Guillaume Vincent

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Bears fight, wrestle, bite, pull, drag. Growling. Animals eaten. Blood/gore: Fish are torn apart, eaten alive. Bleeding. Dead, rotting fish.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    None.

  • THEMES

    Brown bears, Kamchatka Peninsula, weather, hibernation, hunting, siblings, solitude, tranquility, survival, nature, salmon.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lava, geysers. Bears, jellyfish, salmon, sea lions, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous, immersive, rare. First documentary shot in 3D, amazing landscape.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, flat. Too classical in its approach, some dull narration, some medium-quality footage.

Out of the Furnace

Published in O
Saturday, 21 December 2013 09:05


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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R (USA): Strong violence, language and drug content.

  • The pitch

    ...into the crossfire.

  • Starring

    Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Tom Bower, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Wolfe, Charles David Richards, Forest Whitaker

  • Directed by

    Scott Cooper

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, beaten, near-choked, slammed, elbowed, wrestled, slapped, ambushed, butt-whipped, kicked, pursued. Vehicle collision, smashed glass, accident debris. Domestic violence, street fighting, hunting. Smashed objects. Yelling. Iraq (war) mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, child). An animal is dragged, butchered, skinned, bled. Animal carcass. Bloody faces, blood splatter, bloody cuts, head/chest covered in blood. Bruising, swelling, scars. IV drip, injection. Tattooing. Decapitated baby, friend's legs blown off, dismembered body parts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men, woman in singlet. Couple snuggle in bed together. Reference to homosexuality, oral sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People cook/deal/smoke/inject methamphetamine. Crack den setting, bags of drugs seen. Getting high, drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Intoxication, DUI. Gambling (horse racing, street fighting), match-fixing. Smoking (drugs, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling, slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations. Derogatory terms for women, derogatory term for homosexuals. Obscene hand gesture. Gender, regional, family stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Brothers, justice, domestic violence, accidental death, prison, debt, freedom, pregnancy, regret, family, death of a child, readjustment, hunting, match-fixing, retribution, PTSD.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Terminally ill father, deceased father, relationship breakup. Prison, bar, cemetery, crack den settings. Deer. Vomiting, spitting. Welding sparks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stark, bleak, intense, heavy, solemn, raw, solid, well-acted, deterministic, brutal, unrelenting, promising, exacting, gruff, delicate, blood-soaked, gripping, tense, aching, profound, stylish, dark, ambitious, impressionistic. Terrific ensemble cast, fantastic performance from Christian Bale, brutally realistic fight scenes, breathtaking cinematography, lean script, moody score, melancholy tone, deliberate pace. Gets under your skin.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Testosterone-drenched, undercooked, overheated, devolving. Confused themes, meandering third act, some scenes strain credulity, unsatisfactory finale.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Published in L
Thursday, 29 August 2013 02:20
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Serves it up on a platter.

  • Starring

    Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Liev Schreiber, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jnr, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Gleason, Isaac White, David Oyelowo, Terrence Howard, Tyson Ford, Cuba Gooding Jnr, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams, John Cusack, Olivia Washington, James Marsden, Clarence Williams III

  • Directed by

    Lee Daniels

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped (implied), a man is executed. People are beaten, kicked, shoved, slapped, mocked, bullied, tormented, racially abused, burned with hot liquid, shot at. Rioting, explosions, burning debris, brawling, broken glass, burning vehicle, arson. Rifles fired, gunshots heard, Molotov cocktail thrown, break-and-enter. Television footage of protestors (trampled, beaten, pursued, dragged), racial abuse. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Vietnam war footage (explosions, soldiers, gunfire). MLK murder, JFK assassination, slavery, concentration camps, apartheid, racial oppression, killed kids, murdered neighbour (shot), terrorism, gutting, killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanged corpses, bloody corpse, bloody hand, dripping blood. Swelling, bruising, bandages, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man. Half-naked couple beneath sheets. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage. Kissing. Innuendo. A wife cheats on her husband.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, cocktails, spirits), intoxication, alcoholic wife/mother. Being passed out drunk mentioned. Smoking. Gambling (cards). Prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, b*tch, p*ss. Racial abuse, derogatory slang, name-calling, mocking. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, class, racial, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Servitude, civil rights, black power, white supremacy, equality, Freedom Riders, Black Panthers, US politics, slavery, racism, bigotry, prejudice, sit-ins, protest, biography, father-son relationships, cotton-picking, Eugene Allen, the White House, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Ku Klux Klan, dignity, subservience, conflict, bitterness, survival, 1970s America, Birmingham riots, Kennedy assassination, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A child sees his father murdered (shot), mother raped (off-camera). Deceased father, deceased son/brother, deceased wife, son in jail. Passed out drunk, financial problems mentioned. Cemetery, church, jail cell settings. Cat, parrot, horses, dogs, aquarium fish, thunder, lightning. Man on toilet, spitting. Roast chicken, ham eaten. Inspired by A Butler Well Served by this Election by Wil Haygood, an article published in 2008 in the Washington Post.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Familiar, welcoming, radical, nuanced, melodramatic, alluring, anxious, sweeping, moving, remarkable, exhilarating, affecting, blunt, gut-wrenching, character-driven. Phenomenal performances, dazzling cast, definitive period detail, potent re-creation of horrific historic events.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Histrionic. Robin Williams is distracting, unconvincing as Eisenhower. Dressed-up history, covers too much ground, lacks humour, too fictionalised.