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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.

Pride

Published in P
Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:50
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language, sexual reference and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    In the name of love.

  • Starring

    Ben Schnetzer, Abram Rooney, Jim McManus, George MacKay, Monica Dolan, Matthew Flynn, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Freddie Fox

  • Directed by

    Matthew Warchus

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, thrown against wall/out the door. Protest/strike. Objects thrown (at vehicle/through window), property/vehicle damage. Ongoing physical assault during childhood mentioned. Getting bottled, getting head kicked in, slit throats, stabbed man mentioned. Story of drowned woman. Blood/gore: Face covered in cuts and bruises; taped fingers. People dying mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-male; male-female; female-female), flirting, hand-holding, sexually suggestive dancing (male-male; male-female). Shirtless men, drawings of near-nude men, pornographic picture (naked man) in magazine. Sex toy, men dressed in drag. S&M club featuring men wearing leather, chains, ball gag. Sexual-themed discussion, sexual innuendo, sexuality laws mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, cigarettes, pipe. Alcohol (beer, wine). Intoxication. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, bastard. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Homophobic language. Cultural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Margaret Thatcher, protests, strikes, crises, coal mining, pride, homophobia, sexuality, 1984, scare advertising, lifestyle choices, AIDS/HIV, family, mother-son relationships, activism, unlikely friendships, empathy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, deceased brother, AIDS mentioned. Estranged mother/son. Hospital, club settings. Spitting. Vomiting mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Joyous, irresistible, entertaining, moving, funny, effective, populist, lovely, heart-wrenching, sentimental, easy, well-researched, liberating, crowd-pleasing, unsubtle, energetic, potent. Strong cast, solid acting, winning performance from Ben Schnetzer, brisk pace, instinctive/authoritative/vibrant direction, knockabout camaraderie, not overly political.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, clichéd, simplified. Lacks rage. Slightly overstuffed. Too many characters, too many subplots.

Sunshine on Leith

Published in S
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:31
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A little Rab of sunshine.

  • Starring

    Jason Flemyng, George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Freya Mavor, Kevin Guthrie

  • Directed by

    Dexter Fletcher

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, headbutted, hit, elbowed, flicked with a towel, near hit by a car. A military convoy comes under fire. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Combat victims with missing limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex in a toilet cubicle (implied). A couple are seen in the bath (end credits). Kissing, hand-holding, flirting, motorboating. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, man in underwear. Sexual acts, losing virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, champagne). Intoxication. Sedative mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    T*ts, bloody. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Proclaimers, musicals, family, relationships, military service, illegitimacy, death, grief, call centres, rehabilitation, wedding anniversary, engagement, rejection, infidelity, secrets, Mary Queen of Scots, father-daughter relationships, flash mobs, Edinburgh, Leith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, engagement proposal/rejection. Heart attack, deceased old man mentioned. Hospital, bar, funeral settings. Dog, flock of birds. Fart. High/sweeping camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rousing, remorseless, full-throttle, sweet, sentimental, feelgood, spirited, heartwarming, upbeat, unpretentious, soft-centred, bright, cheery, big-hearted, raw, proud, irresistible. Great cast, inspired mix of songs and plot, decent songs, superb performance from Peter Mullan, clever direction, crisp visuals, unabashed advertisement for Edinburgh, leaves you feeling elated.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, soap-operatic, contrived, precious, corny, over-sentimental, clichéd, twee, formulaic. Thin writing, vast city shots look televisual.

How I Live Now

Published in H
Thursday, 05 December 2013 01:43
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and violence.

  • The pitch

    Find the goal of your life.

  • Starring

    Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, George MacKay, Harley Bird, Danny McEvoy, Anna Chancellor, Corey Johnson

  • Directed by

    Kevin Macdonald

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, pursued, beaten, punched, wrestled, kicked, shoved, thrown to ground, restrained, pursued. Rape/beatings implied. Television footage of major cities burning. Nuclear explosion heard; falling ash. Armed soldiers, military checkpoints, vehicle carnage. Bombings, explosions, terrorists, fascist regime mentioned. Object thrown. Boys playfight with guns. Death stats seen and discussed. Debris from implied plane crash seen. Yelling. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh and rotting), animal carcasses, mass graves. Bloody cuts, bullet wounds, blood spray, bloody grazes, bleeding faces, bruising, swelling, scars, burns, open sores, blisters, blood on objects. Bloody fingers are sucked. Injured animal. Wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A young couple (cousins) have sex. Undressing, kissing. Shirtless male. Girl in nightwear. Youths in swimwear. Wall posters show women in bikinis, skimpy clothing. Blurred vision of a naked girl running through woods. Women in bras and shorts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A girl takes prescription pills. Smoking. Gambling (cards). A youth drinks from a hip flask.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, butt, b*tch, d*ck, bloody. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    War, fallout, OCD, mysophobia (germophobia), cousins, identity, security, PTSD, paranoia, rules, inner voices, falconry, curses, contamination, survival, death, genocide, rape, young love, rations, willpower, fear, self-criticism, self-loathing, taboos.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased cousin/brother, son gone to war. Deceased mother, estranged father mentioned. An inner voice chants frequent derogatory criticism (eg fat, ugly b*tch) and reminders. Plane, jets, helicopter, toilet, urination, vomiting, mysophobia. Dogs, birds, cats, goat, cows, sheep, maggots, buzzing insects, beetles, dead (caught) fish, foxes. Bacon, canned meat eaten. Open fires, bonfires. Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Magical, apocalyptic, dystopian, unnerving, surprisingly brutal, thrilling, sensual, claustrophobic, intense, strong, daunting, harrowing, relevant, suspenseful, tense, persuasive. Haunting cinematography, memorable score, rapturous direction. Ronan is riveting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, cloudy, bland, tentative, underpopulated. Uneven pitch and tone, abrupt romance, limited market appeal, lacks credibility at times, too much left unexplained, loses focus, lunatic ending.