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Irrational Man

Published in I
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and a sex scene.

  • The pitch

    No, you Kant.

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are poisoned, manhandled, wrestled, stalked. A man falls down an elevator shaft (fatal). Russian Roulette played. Break-and-enter. Hypotheticals mention killing people; murder discussed. Mentions of reporter killed in Iraq, friend dying in explosion, friend stepping on landmine in Iraq, mother committing suicide, Hurricane Katrina. References to suicide, drowning. Cancer, heart attack mentioned. Blood/gore: Drawing of decapitated man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (from shoulders up). Implied sex and attempted sex (scenes of man and woman in bed together, shoulders bare). Kissing, hugging, flirting. References to professor's past affairs with students, discussion of past relationships (many women and one night stands). References to orgasms, masturbation, infidelity. Male impotence discussed. Skimpy clothing, underwear seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Drinking from hip flask while driving. Looking wasted, drug use, Viagra mentioned. Prescription pill consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious exclamations. Sexual innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Inappropriate relationships (professor-student), philosophy, murder, situational ethics, infidelity, unhappy marriages, academia, morality, nihilism, ennui, existentialism, gossip, scandal, alcoholism, writer's block, impotency.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead mother, divorce, custody battle mentioned. Relationship breakup, anxiety attack. Horses.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slinky, jazz-infused, vigorous, engaging, youthful, energetic, fresh, breezy, modest, intellectual, offbeat, weird, amiable. Sparky chemistry between Stone and Phoenix, shrewd supporting cast, witty dialogue, darkly humourous, textured cinematography, fluid editing, invigorating soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forgettable, underpowered, unrealised. Under-realised female characters, unconvincing romance, sagging middle act, meandering/familiar plot, sloppy direction/writing, lazy/improbably plot twists, redundant/charmless voice-overs.

The Fifth Estate

Published in T
Sunday, 17 November 2013 00:34
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Pleading the fifth.

  • Starring

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis, Anatole Taubman, Alexander Beyer, Dan Stevens, Jamie Blackley, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Stanley Tucci, John Schwab, Carice van Houten, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Bill Condon

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shot at, killed, arrested, exposed as informants, accused of rape. Reference to child abuse, maltreatment. Frequent images of armed soldiers, protest marches, riot police, masked men, shots fired, unarmed protestors fired upon, water cannons, tanks, aggressive behaviour (including toward an animal), arrests, property damage. News footage of 911 attacks, bombs, explosions, soldiers, attacks on people/vehicles. Objects smashed, slammed, knocked over; shattered glass. Burning, smouldering paper. Arguing, shouting, door-slamming. Cult activity, beatings, starvation diets, drug-taking, Neo-Nazism mentioned. War, police corruption, police misconduct, computer hacking, death squads, assassination attempts, hanged man, prosecution, sinking of the Titanic mentioned. Indictment of a minor, lying, betrayal, bribery, toxic dumping mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (military and civilian). Blood splatter on body, objects. Many deaths mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex, flirting, hugging, kissing (male-female; female-female), undressing. Woman in lingerie, shirtless men, nude (assumed) couple in bed together, cartoon image of bum-flashing. Sexual misconduct, affairs mentioned. References to sex acts and infidelity. Cross-dressing implied.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine, cocktails). Smoking (cigarettes, shisha). Psychiatric drugs mentioned. Rave, club settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, bastard, w*nker. Name-calling, slang for genitals. Religious exclamations. Obscene hand gestures. Gender, hacking, journalist, corporate, terrorism stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Bradley Manning, privacy, hacking, secrets, terrorism, war, public information, internet, paternity, sexual misconduct, affairs, accusations, smear campaigns, social media, text messaging, CIA, national security, ethics, moral dilemmas, watchdogs, whistle-blowers, consequences, conspiracy, hactivism, identity disguise.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned child, job loss, forced resignations. Killed father, meeting biological father mentioned. Helicopters, cat, cows, barking dog. Barrel fires, bonfires. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gripping, breathless, cutting-edge, smart, well-acted, entertaining, adequate, absorbing, pacy. Terrific performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, good supporting cast, feverish editing, vivid direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unreliable, dull, patchy, over-eager, stodgy. Not particularly enlightening, overuse of stylistic flourishes, too many subplots, jarring visuals, overplayed bromance, uneven storytelling.