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Green Room

Published in G
Monday, 09 May 2016 04:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Daft punks.

  • Starring

    Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Imogen Poots, David W. Thompson, Mark Webber, Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Taylor Tunes

  • Directed by

    Jeremy Saulnier

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, choked, mauled, bitten, hacked, slashed (box cutter), sliced, beaten, wrestled, held down, pushed up against a wall, face-grabbed, throat-grabbed, headlocked, tackled, doused (fire retardant), held at gunpoint, held hostage, hit with objects, kicked, arm-slapped. An animal is hit with an object. Theft (petrol siphoning). Objects thrown, smashed. A car is seen resting in a field (accident implied). Swastikas, white supremacy stickers, Confederate flag, pentagram seen. Yelling, screaming, arguing, slamdancing. Burning crosses, Nazi, Iraq vets, war tactics, getting slaughtered mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody stab/gunshot/maul/open wounds, skin, clothing, objects. Pooling, spurting blood. Snapped limb. Exposed bone/flesh/gore in wounds. Corpses. Bodies are dragged, dropped, covered in makeshift body bags. Object protruding/removed from body. Drawings of skull, girl with a bloody knife.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People are kissed on the forehead (platonic). Slang terms for ejaculate, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (drug lab, sachets/bricks of drugs). Hypodermic needle seen protruding from skin (heroin overdose implied). An animal is injected with a stimulant. Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking. Drug possession, roach cigarette mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Stickers read slogans such as "Fascist Faggot" and "White Supremacy". Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, survival, music, punk rock, live performance, violence, witnesses, touring, skinheads, extremists, heroin, traitors, escape, neo-Nazis, attack dogs, crime scenes, sieges, desert island bands.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs. Power blackout. Butterfly (opening titles graphic), photos of cats. Fart, spitting. Vomit, fecal matter mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bloody, impressive, remarkable, claustrophobic, shocking, surprising, intelligent, unrelenting, robust, colourful, effective, brash, haunting, brutal, exciting, splattery, textured, unpredictable, satisfying, tense, entertaining, visceral, funny, scary, effective, audience-pleasing, memorable. Clever dialogue, beautifully crafted narrative, refined/smart/terrific script, snappy editing, excellent cast, inventive/startling makeup, jaw-dropping gore, moody soundtrack, restrained/assured direction, detailed/realistic/intricate/scummy set design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar setup, a little anti-climactic.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

Published in S
Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:38
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Passion always wins.

  • Starring

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Michael Kelly, Joe Cole, Zoe Graham

  • Directed by

    Billy Ray

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

     People are shot, face-grabbed, terrorised, raped/murdered (mentioned), choked, bleached, handcuffed, near-crushed beneath weights, punched, pursued, hit with objects, bitten (off-screen), tackled, slammed against wall, kicked, knuckle-dusted, dragged, pistol-whipped, hit over head. Burning vehicle, arson, break-and-enter, theft, smashed mirror. An animal is kicked (off-screen; yelp heard). People jump over a high railing. Screaming, arguing, yelling. Footage of Middle Eastern soldiers/machine-gun fire. Violent comic book seen (woman being gagged/vicitmised). Terrorism, terrorists, 9-11, Taliban, armed robbery, Guantanamo, Saddam Hussein, anthrax, waterboarding mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse (teen girl). Bloody face, lip, nose, finger, cuts, scratches. Animal bite, injured leg/knee, bruised/swollen face, scabby hands, wound-dressing, grave-digging. Broken ribs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A young girl is raped (implied/mentioned). A man reveals himself to onlookers (off-camera). Ogling. Exposed legs, skimpy clothing, cleavage (wall poster). Comic references to erectile dysfunction, masturbation. Stripper mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Bar setting. Vials of pills seen. Horse-racing.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Death of a child, grief, counter-terrorism, homicide, investigation, retribution, secrets, confessions, regrets, baseball, car theft, mysogyny, obsession.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered child, police officer shot. Estranged wife mentioned. Jail setting. Dog, horses, birds. Urination, toilet, man with painted clown face, spittle.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, well-cast, grown-up, twisty, atmospheric, tense, clever, gritty, solid, unsettling, gripping, moody, topical, tight, chilly. Dark/haunting/de-glamorised/superb/skillful/humane/real performance by Julia Roberts, starry cast, provocative twists, lived-in production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Workmanlike, un-nuanced, far-fetched, melodramatic, predictable, procedural. Relentless time-hopping, weak romantic sub-plot, some heavy-handed sequences, too many conveniences.

A Long Way Down

Published in A
Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Falls flat.

  • Starring

    Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Sam Neill, Joe Cole, Rosamund Pike

  • Directed by

    Pascal Chaumeil

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide frequently discussed (pills, jumping). People are wrestled, near-hit by a car, punched, pushed. Object hits car. Blood/gore: Heart attack, CPR. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, undressing. Underage sex (statutory rape) mentioned. Nude female (rear view). Near-nude mannequin. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, women in underwear, swimwear. A woman flashes her bra at a motorist. Shirtless men, man in shower.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Taking pills, overdose mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Suicide, pacts, infamy, New Year's Eve, breakfast television, overdose, unlikely friendships, stalking, politicians, disability, tabloid news, journalists, humiliation, Matt Damon.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Disappearance of sister/daughter, prison sentence, divorce, cancer, paedophilia mentioned. Club, hospital settings. Fireworks, tank fish. Strobe lighting (nightclub scene). Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, bittersweet, genial, lightweight, amiable, undemanding. Neat structure, lovely dialogue, talented cast, hilarious appearance by Rosamund Pike, affecting performance by Toni Collette.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disappointing, twee, glib, manipulative, depressing, implausible, drippy, absurd, tacky, contrived. Underdeveloped characters, trivialises despair, soppy score, strained humour.