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Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.

Grace of Monaco

Published in G
Monday, 09 June 2014 12:21
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual reference and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Kidman is Grace-ful.

  • Starring

    Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, Olivier Rabourdin, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Robert Lindsay

  • Directed by

    Olivier Dahan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is slapped. A glass is knocked over/smashed. Dangerous driving. Archival footage of Algeria crisis (tanks, rioting, soldiers). Kids playfight (cowboy costumes, guns). Sticking pins in effigy, fighting war in Africa, fascism, communism, extortion, warships, assassination attemp (Charles de Gaulle) mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Low-cut gowns, cleavage, nightwear, swimwear. Couple seen in bed together.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine). Casinos mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Actual terms for male genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Grace Kelly, Monaco, Prince Rainier III, Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles de Gaulle, royalty, loneliness, regret, politics, publicity, press releases, press leaks, trust, obligation, protocol, deportment, betrayal, loyalty, family, fairy tales.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphanage setting. Divorce mentioned. Dogs, horses, parrot, fireworks, full moon. Fur worn. Some French (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mannered, lightweight. Muted tone, some beautiful costumes, Kidman is okay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uncompleted, fictionalised, laughable, contained, unsatisfying, clunky, unconvincing, expository, dull, stiff, thudding, staged, middlebrow, cardboard, cornball. Factually inaccurate, one-note characters, thinly conceived, squanders opportunities, groaningly literal script.

Draft Day

Published in D
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 03:31
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Never drops the ball.

  • Starring

    Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Berman, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Frank Langella, Denis Leary, Sean Combs, Ellen Burstyn, Josh Pence, Sam Elliott

  • Directed by

    Ivan Reitman

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped on the bum. Smashed objects, burning object. Yelling, arguing. Violent punching incident discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Woman in shower (outline seen). Sheer/skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to sex, sex acts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    NFL, draft day, American football, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, trades, pregnancy, corruption, sexism, stress, bosses, exes, family, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Urn of ashes. Deceased father, deceased sister, job loss mentioned. Plane, Halloween pumpkin head.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Focused, compelling, consumable, slick, capable, sentimental, predictable, entertaining, old-fashioned, suspenseful. Frequent cameos, subtle humour, good performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, implausible, soap-operatic. Feels simplified, too many subplots.

Noah

Published in N
Thursday, 27 March 2014 04:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A bit wet.

  • Starring

    Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte (voice), Mark Margolis (voice), Frank Langella (voice)

  • Directed by

    Darren Aronofsky

  • Running time

    138 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, axed, slashed, stabbed, kicked, speared, crushed, hit with objects, pursued, dragged, burned, hair-pulled, trampled, snared, wrestled. Animals are speared, torn apart, hacked, butchered, thrown, throat-slit. Burning village, explosions. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, piles of bodies, human skulls, skeletons. Wounded animals, animal carcasses, animal corpses, animal entrails. Bloody legs, open wounds, bloody gashes, bloody cuts, bloody feet, dripping blood, blood splatter, missing eye. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Naked man (rear/side view seen from distance). A teen couple (brother and adopted sister) have implied sex. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Animals are hypnotised with incense smoke. Alcohol (wine), intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Family, father-son relationships, adoption, justice, judgement, Noah's Ark, the Bible, Cain and Abel, fratricide, Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, hypnosis, weapons forging, desperation, survival, wickedness, punishment, creationism, miracles, evolution, humanity, betrayal, childbirth, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered family. Childbirth scene. Earthquakes, flood, lightning, waterfall, rainbow. Snakes, snakeskin, doves, wild dog, flocks of birds, frogs, lizards, apes, deer, bears, elephants, butterflies. Lots of animals/creatures (at least two of every kind, in fact): birds, insects, amphibians, mammals, reptiles). Rock creatures, angels. Spitting, visions, hallucinations. Fast-moving stop-motion cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, environmentalist, revisionist, naturalistic, fantastical, inventive, ambitious, brutal, beautiful, intense, wondrous, potent, fascinating, dazzling, blockbuster, personal, rousing, mad, thoughtful, well-intended. Arresting film-making, visually extravagant, muscular cinematography, dramatic score, good rapport between Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, spectacular ark, elaborate special effects, modern interpretation, intense performance from Crowe, poetic dream sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, murky, ill-conceived, messy, dull, melodramatic, unsurprising, monotonous, stagey, dumb, ludicrous, long, lacking. Hackneyed villain, drab colours, bulk of cast have little to do, you know how it ends.

The Time Being

Published in T
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 01:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A blank canvas.

  • Starring

    Wes Bentley, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Frank Langella, Ahna O'Reilly, Jeremy Allen White, Aiden Lovekamp, Gina Gallego, Sandra Seacat

  • Directed by

    Nenad Cicin-Sain

  • Running time

    85 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is hit with an object.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Inference to paedophilia/deviance. Painting of nude women. Man, woman in underwear. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking a joint mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, wh*re.

  • THEMES

    Art, painting, photography, benefactors, commissions, video, family, motives, morals, ethics, suspicion, eccentricity, dying wishes, selfishness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation. Malignant tumour, radiation mentioned, a man collapses. Towed car. Birds (seagulls). Fish skeleton, crocodile toy. Toilet. IV drip seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Glorious visuals. Confident debut from first-time director Cicin-Sain.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Expressionless performance from Bentley, over-active score, tonally confused, clichéd dialogue, insufferably portentous, lazy characterisation. Airless, empty, pretentious, contrived, glum, boring, dissatisfying, flimsy, banal, a melodramatic slog.