Displaying items by tag: Golshifteh Farahani Friday, 29 May 2020
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There's something in the water.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Angus Barnett, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

  • Directed by

    Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Most of the violence is bloodless/implied/off-screen/in shadow.) Characters are shot, run through, stabbed, sliced, thrown overboard/down stairs/from a horse/off a roof/into burning water/through the air, pushed aside, pursued, punched, flipped, tackled, held at gunpoint, held at knifepoint/swordpoint, impaled, imprisoned, throat-grabbed, neck-snapped, knocked to the ground, dragged, tied up, gagged, chained/shackled, shoved against a wall, handcuffed, near-executed (woman with noose around neck, man in guillotine), blasted with water, slapped, near-eaten by a shark, caught in a net, beaten, hung upside down and speared, hit with objects, squished between two boats, possessed, drowned (implied). Sword seen piercing through chests, explosions seen blasting through people's chests. Survivors wading in water during a sea battle are ordered to be shot. A boy throws himself overboad while tied to a bundle of rocks (possible drowning implied). Ships are attacked with cannonfire; explosions, burning ships, sinking ships, burning flag. A ship opens up like a spider/skeleton and "eats" other ships. A ship teeters on the edge of a waterfall (tense). Part of a boat is eaten by a shark. A village is near-destroyed during a robbery (buildings/overpass damaged, falling debris, mass panic). A rat is thrown into a boiling cauldron, a shark is hit with an oar. Smashed bottle, broken glass. Bank robbery, lock-picking, bribery. Yelling, arguing, screaming, hissing. Painful cries and yelps heard as sailors are killed (implied); slashing/slicing sounds heard. A character is known as "the butcher of the sea", an area of land is called Hangman's Bay. Objects/people fall over, people fall from high up. Swordfights, fist fights. Beating, execution, hanging, disembowelment, firing squad, guillotine, stoning, tortured and killed, we will beat your captain to death, mutiny mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated/bloody heads in basket. Dead bodies on deck, floating in the sea. Ghostly resurrected sailors have white/scaly/cracked skin, missing limbs and body parts, exposed skeletons/bones, ash flying around them, decay, husky/wheezing voices, dark eyes, missing heads/faces/torsos, black goo oozing from mouths, bloodshot eyes, the ability to walk on water. Bloody cuts, cheek, lip, mouth, hands, palm, bullet wound, slash on arm, clothing, floor, compass; dripping blood, blood moon. Characters disappear into a cloud of dust and die. People try and tear a man's toenail off. Scars, peg leg, stitches on head. Walls are filled with skulls on shelves, furniture and railings are made from skeletons/bones. Faces covered in barnacles, people covered in mud, people with dirty faces, sunburned skin. Patients in hospital beds. Skull and crossbones insignia seen. Hanging described (eyes bulging, tongue lagging, breaking neck, etc). Cart loaded with coffins. Scabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, hand-holding, flirting, ogling, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Couple seen in bed together (asleep/clothed). Infidelity implied (a clothed woman is found with a man who is not her husband). Sexual-themed euphemisms ("no woman has ever handled my Herschel", "18lb balls - that's why he walked funny", "I'm not paying you for that", "shacking up with sister", "she's a horologist you know - my mum was a horologist (ie prostitute", etc).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (rum). Intoxication. Pub setting. A witch drinks a potion (resembles runny petroleum jelly).

  • LANGUAGE

    Possible f-word (muffled), bugger, p*ss. Name-calling (pathetic bilge rats, disturbed, stupid, devil, witch, wench, wicked lass, trollop, filthy, pirate, worthless braggard, swine, coward, evil spawn, cursed eunuch, common, dimwitted, scum, stupid, it, filthy beast, etc). A woman is mocked for being fat and ugly. Religious references (crucifix on wall, confession heard, etc) and exclamations (my God, Devil's triangle, etc).

  • THEMES

    Trident of Poseiden, curses, pirates, estranged fathers, father-son relationships, orphans, battles at sea, bank robbery, treason, execution, revenge, sacrifice, astronomy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead captain, dead shipmates. Kill her brother, estranged fathers, cursed father, widowed sister mentioned. Hospital, pub, underwater, wedding settings. Thunder, lightning, earthquaking, parting of the sea. Resurrected brids, fish and sharks (skeletons/missing body parts), horses, donkeys, pigs, rats, ocean fish, flies, monkey, bird poo. Giant skeleton character. Spitting. Bedwetting mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rollicking, enjoyable, swashbuckling, emotional, romantic, entertaining, surprising, diverting, fun, admirable, playful, absorbing, fresh. Impressive opening sequence, well-staged/thrilling action, memorable set pieces, beautiful locations, colourful cinematography, some spectacular CGI, easy-to-follow narrative, delightful/funny cameo by Sir Paul McCartney, satisfying/neat finale, captures some of the essence/charm of the original Gore Verbinski film.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overengineered, unnecessary, nonsensical. A little overstuffed/incoherent/messy, slim character evolution, few new ideas, some long stretches of fruitless exposition, panto-ish performance by Johnny Depp, some jokes fall flat.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.

The Patience Stone (Syngué Sabour)

Published in T
Saturday, 02 November 2013 23:30
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Her husband is her rock.

  • Starring

    Golshifteh Farahani, Hamidreza Javdan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat, Mohamed Maghraoui, Malak Djaham Khazal, Faiz Fazli

  • Directed by

    Atiq Rahimi

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, stabbed, held at gunpoint, near-choked, pushed. Home invasions, theft. Armed soldiers, tank, explosions, burning debris, property damage, broken glass. Gunfire, cannon fire heard. Patricide, incest, rape mentioned. Bird-fighting. Items stolen from body. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses (some hanging), an animal eats another animal. Slit neck, bloody clothing, blood-splattered corpses, bloody hand, bloody cut, scratch on head, licking blood. Cigarette burns, scars, infected wound, IV drip, bandage. Needle seen piercing skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is raped. A couple is seen having sex. A couple enter a room to have implied sex. Nude woman seen. Prostitution, infidelity,  kissing, caressing, undressing. Shirtless men, woman in underwear. Rape, masturbation, incest, sterility, virginity, pregnancy, prostitution, miscarriage, paternity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    An unknown serum, eye drops are administered. Gambling (bird-fighting). Opium mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-word, bastard, name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Frequent religious references and exclamations. Misogyny. Marriage, war, gender, cultural, disability stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    War, rape, prostitution, desperation, abandonment, secrets, infidelity, honour, patricide, incest, infertility, confession, suffering, arranged marriage, dominant mothers-in-law, pride, oppression, fear, dignity, conflict, family, poverty, catharsis, stuttering, prayer, paternity, soliloquy, desire, freedom.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Comatose father/husband, orphan. Wedding, brothel settings. Flocks of birds, donkey, dogs, flies, turkey, spider, quail, pigeons, cat. Thunder, full moon. Farsi language (subtitles). Original title is Syngué Sabour. Based on the bestselling novel by Atiq Rahimi.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Powerful, hypnotic, remarkable, engrossing, sensual, horrifying, textured, lyrical, human, startling, heart-rending, fierce. Skillfully crafted, superb performance by Golshifteh Farahan, gliding camerawork, beautiful lighting, deliberate pacing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wordy, static, pokey.

Just Like a Woman

Published in J
Sunday, 14 July 2013 05:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A hip-lifting drama.

  • Starring

    Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Michael Ehlers, Bahar Soomekh, Tim Guinee, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa, Jesse Bob Harper, Sayed Badreya

  • Directed by

    Rachid Bouchareb

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is kicked, beaten. A man threatens a woman. A woman makes a cut-throat movement across her neck. A man wishes his mother dead. Domestic violence discussed. Near-drowning. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse. Woman on stretcher. Blood on mouth, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple caught having sex. Shirtless couple (no genitals seen). Women in underwear. Skimpy dancewear, cleavage. Suggestive dancing. Propositioning, infidelity. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman consumes prescription medicine. Accidental overdose. Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, b*tch, bastard. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, regional stereotypes. A woman is belittled by her mother-in-law.

  • THEMES

    Belly-dancing, unemployment, conception, sterility, mothers-in-law, rituals, taboo, infidelity, arranged marriage, desperation, responsibility, fate, prejudice, road trips, choreography, entertaining.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/mother-in-law. Job loss, relationship break-ups, sterility. Divorce, adoption mentioned. Spitting. Arabic language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stunning landscape cinematography. Strong performances. Well-intentioned.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Humourless, wispy, silly, anti-man, open-ended, trite. Weak script, familiar stereotypes, forced melodrama.