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Room

Published in R
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 04:11
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    HiJack.

  • Starring

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy, Cas Anvar, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue

  • Directed by

    Lenny Abrahamson

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (pills). People are pushed, forced down, near-choked, held captive, grabbed/dragged, pursued, knocked down. An object is thrown at an animal. A child throws a toy, bangs on a window. A child mimes being electrocuted. Yelling, screaming, arguing, pleading. A television cartoon shows an explosion, a character being hit. An adult tells a story about smashing a man on the head, kicking him, then being grabbed on the wrist. I'll kill you, you killed my baby, taking your own life mentioned. Blood/gore: Injection given in arm (child), IV drips, people in hospital beds, face mask, nasal tube. Tooth pain, pink cheeks, fever. Dislodged tooth - blood on tooth, fingers. Bruising, bandage with blood spots. Sucking my blood, convulsions mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Two people have sex off-screen (noises heard). Cleavage. Tight-fitting clothing (outline of nipples seen beneath). Undressing. Child in underwear. People seen in shower/bath (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Vials of prescription pills. A child takes multivitamins. "The kid's on something," mentioned. Scotch mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, b*tch, fart, butt. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mother-son relationships, child abduction, imagination, normality, escape, reality, trauma, PTSD, consensual rape, suicide, birthdays, psychology, adjusting, television media, freedom, loss, maternal love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Divorce mentioned. Mouse, spider, dogs. Brushing teeth, regurgitation, vomit, bed-wetting. Toilet. Zombie, job loss, aliens, cult mentioned. Based on the novel Room by Emma Donoghue.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Powerful, tense, claustrophobic, spare, lean, unsettling, moving, compelling, credible, funny, tragic, engrossing, tough, suspenseful, heartrending, potent, sensitive. Remarkable/astonishing/revelatory/textured/deglamourized/unforgettable/must-witness performances, breathless intermission, heart-stopping escape scene, expert production design, restrained/intelligent direction, memorable/layered score, plot is faithful to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks the detail/tension/claustrophobia/emotion of the book, some touches of treacle/melodrama.

Pompeii

Published in P
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:33
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  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    Snowing ash.

  • Starring

    Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Joe Pingue, Kiefer Sutherland, Currie Graham, Dylan Schombing

  • Directed by

    Paul WS Anderson

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, slashed, trampled, dragged, executed, bitten, slapped, chained, impaled, kicked, punched, drowned, thrown against walls, tripped, wrestled, stomped, lashed, shackled, knocked over, yanked, grabbed, crushed, locked up, pushed, thrown from great heights (fatal), tackled, beaten, abducted, forced into slavery, burned, speared, bound. Injured animal (broken leg), man snaps animals neck. Volcanic eruption, collapsed buildings, falling monuments, falling ash, cracking earth, mass panic, burning rocks, debris, explosions, burning city, capsized ship. Attempted murder (shiv), vehicle accident, bribery, fight training/sparring. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses (burned, floating), pile of dead bodies, hanging corpses. Lots of blood: on faces, clothes, weapons, in large puddles of water, on sand. Dripping blood. Bloody cuts, scars, gouges. Missing finger, burnt flesh, dismembered hand, branding.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, touching. Brothel mentioned. References to assault, unwanted advances, dominating women. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Intoxication mentioned. Betting.

  • LANGUAGE

    B*tch, bastard, bloody. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, lava, gladiators, slavery, betrothal, ancient history, massacre, relationships, forbidden love, horse whispering, politics, corruption, disaster, revenge, Pliny the Younger.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered family, marriage proposal. Volcano, tsunami. Horses, caged birds, doves, chickens, finches, eagle, dogs. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, eye-popping, grand, spectacular, silly, big, glorious, campy. First-rate special effects, impressive fight choreography, achieves momentum, cool sound effects, exciting sequences, terrific final 45 minutes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow, generic, unsubtle, cheesy, forgettable, lumpen, fizzling, clunky. Flat acting, corny story, clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters, overbearing score, unnecessary 3D, unintentionally laughable, campy theatrics, ridiculous accent, dim and murky colours, terrible first hour.

Still Mine

Published in S
Sunday, 01 September 2013 08:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Some things are never yours to keep.

  • Starring

    James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold, Chuck Shamata, Ronan Rees, Julie Stewart, Rick Roberts, George R Robertson, Hawksley Workman, Joe Pingue, Jonathan Potts, Zachary Bennett, Barbara Gordon, Campbell Scott

  • Directed by

    Michael McGowan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is bitten. A woman falls down stairs (implied), trips over/breaks hip (mentioned). A woman is temporarily missing. Contempt of court mentioned. Raised voices. Blood/gore: Woman in hospital bed, IV drip. Surgery, physical therapy mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple lie in bed together after sex. Sex discussed. Undressing.Naked couple (genitals not seen). Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication mentioned. Playing cards. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, cr*p. Religious references and exclamations. Age, regional, gender, mental health stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Farming, marriage, family, Alzheimer's, house-building, strawberry-growing, logging, woodworking, bureaucracy, administration, building inspection, philanthropy, mortality, ageing, reminiscing, legal disputes, optimism, baseball.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Courtroom, funeral, church, hospital settings. Dogs (opening titles), chickens, cows. Thunder, lightning. Vomiting mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, affecting, tender, unforgettable, rewarding, uplifting, heartbreaking, lovely, tear-jerking, realistic, confident, beautiful. Superb acting, intelligent screenplay, sensitively crafted, terrific chemistry between leads, doesn't devolve into sentimentality, creates an enduring portrait of love.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Occasionally clichèd dialogue.