Displaying items by tag: Jack Huston Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

The Longest Ride

Published in T
Monday, 06 April 2015 10:39
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Some impressive bullspit.

  • Starring

    Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Alan Alda, Lolita Davidovich, Gloria Reuben, Amber Chaney, Brett Edwards

  • Directed by

    George Tillman Jr.

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air, gored (implied), charged at by animals, slammed against an object. Animals taunted. Burning vehicle, explosion. World War II setting, trenches, gunfire, explosions. Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead body. Blood on faces/heads, bloody gash/bullet wounds/clothing, bandages, arm in sling, scars. Patients in hospital beds, nasal breathing tubes, tube protruding from arm, brain scans, man on crutches with missing limb, neck brace, stretcher. Animal skull. Heart attack, hip replacement, surgery in both knees, head injury, MRI, brain aneurysm mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in the workplace, bedroom, shower. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Nude couples (breasts, top of bum seen). Skimpy clothing, cleavage, people in underwear, shirtless man. Painting of nude female figure. Pillow fighting in underwear mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man consumes prescription pills. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. People playing cards. Bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, sonofab*tch. Gender, sororiety stereotypes. Religious exclamations and references.

  • THEMES

    Romance, love, storytelling, memories, letters, bullriding, art/musuem curatorship, cowboys, accidents, infertility, World War II, school teaching, painting, art collections, newlyweds, marriage, education, legacy, auction, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, deceased wife, deceased friend. Marriage proposal, engagement. Hospital, cemetery, church, bar settings. Bulls, horses, chickens. Lightning, thunder, fireworks. Chicken, steak eaten. Burp, saliva. Brief black-and-white cinematography, some shaky camerawork. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scott Eastwood. (It's also well made with handsome production design.)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cloying, contrived, predictable, sappy, dumb, long, dull, inauthentic, cliched. Forced/artificial/unspontaneous characters, outdated gender roles, then-and-now stories are two different, overlooks significant period issues such as anti-Semitism, too-perfect period/costume design, plastic cinematography, syrupy score, outrageous/preposterous/big/ridiculous surprise ending.

American Hustle

Published in A
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:55
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  • Rating

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Only in America.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK, Jack Huston, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Röhm

  • Directed by

    David O Russell

  • Running time

    138 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hooded, hit with objects, arrested, hit, shoved, kicked, threatened at gunpoint, near-strangled. Smashed windows, broken objects, explosion. Stolen/forged art, fraud. Watergate, Vietnam War mentioned. Arguing, screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, bloody scratches, grazes, bloody noses, bruising, bandaging, neck brace. Burned skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, propositioning, undressing, bum-slapping. A man simulates sex on another man. Exposed breasts, shirtless man, people in swimwear. Cleavage, very skimpy clothing. A near-nude woman performs a striptease. Sex acts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman smokes a marijuana (implied) joint. A man snorts an unknown substance. A man consumes heart pills. Alcohol (beer, wine, shots, spirits, champagne), intoxication. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes, joint). Gaming tables (craps) seen. Loans, gambling habits, embezzlement mentioned. Club, casino settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-word. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Mobster, gender, cultural, FBI, racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Con artists, the Mafia, corruption, bribery, fraud, Atlantic City, surveillance, Duke Ellington, identity, adoption, parenting, infidelity, truth, double crossing, Abscam scandal, distrust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Adopted child, breakdown, engaged couple. Deceased brother, depression, divorce mentioned. Club, airport, casino settings. Plane, cats (photos), dog, tank fish, toilet. Fur worn, spitting. Bacon, chicken eaten. Brief strobe lighting. Brief Arabic language (subtitled). Loosely based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Outrageous, entertaining, sexy, twisty, playful, buoyant, rich, glorious, funny, confident, polished. Terrific cast, invigorating performances, fabulous 1970s style, great hair, juicy characters, energetic soundtrack, flashy period details.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sprawling, muddled, overlong, undisciplined, overindulgent, murky. Lacks overall tension, soft conclusion, sagging middle, poor pacing, slack story.

Kill Your Darlings

Published in K
Friday, 06 December 2013 20:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Hits the write Beat.

  • Starring

    Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen, John Cullum, Erin Darke

  • Directed by

    John Krokidas

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pursued, emotionally manipulated, arrested, burned, near-hit with objects, slapped, pushed, shoved, tormented, stabbed repeatedly, murdered, cut. Stabbing and twisting of knife seen in close-up. Hangings seen, suicide attempt mentioned. An animal is near-gassed. Break-and-enter, theft. Precious objects destroyed, smashed. News radio discusses offensive attacks, bombers. Killings, murders discussed (mention of man stabbed, tied up, weighted, drowned). Picture of armed men (rifles); pocket knife. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Floating corpse. People covered in blood, slicing hands, bloody cuts. Hypodermic needle seen piercing skin. Diagrams of brains and muscular system seen. War injuries discussed. Torn guts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (male-male). Teen sex implied. Kissing (male-male; female-male), caressing, undressing, flirting, ogling, voyeurism. Masturbation, oral sex, finger-sucking (male). Naked men, shirtless man, naked male bum, man in underwear. Females in bras. Pornographic pictures of female breasts, male genitals, people having sex. Sexual innuendo, explicit language. References to sex acts, genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug use (heroin, nitrous oxide, cannabis, benzedrine). Hallucinations, drug-induced behaviour. Side effects (drugs) discussed. Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits, shots, flask), intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory references to homosexuals, misogyny, antisemitism. Religious references and exclamations. Sexually explicit language and innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Poets, writers, murder, Allen Ginsberg, William s Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr, drugs, sex, homosexuality, paranoia, homophobia, World War II, institutionalisation, mental instability, suicide, death, the Beat Generation, muses, literary counterculture, morality, jazz, influence, obsession, sexual awakening, pornography, blood oaths.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother institutionalised, father with new partner, academic probation, school expulsion. Estranged father mentioned. Jail, bar settings. Cat. Vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Marvellous, assured, unconventional, complex, satisfying, genuine, substantial, resonant, dark, beautiful, enthralling, striking, evocative, lively, fact-inspired, interesting, coherent, compelling, multifaceted, ambitious, expressive, stylish. Sharply written, outstanding performances, convincing chemistry, startling climax, handsome costumes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Worshipful, undernourished, over-emphatic, self-serious, conventional, muddled. Questionable music choices, half-drawn supporting characters.

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.