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Hail, Caesar!

Published in H
Friday, 19 February 2016 04:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Earns a mirthless chuckle.

  • Starring

    Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Alison Pill, Max Baker

  • Directed by

    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kidnapped, slapped, whipped (theatrical), shot (theatrical), drugged, hit with objects, near-choked, pushed. Photo of atomic bomb blast. Objects smashed. Raised voices, yelling. Film scenes show actors cast as slaves, crucified men. Crucifixion, Bikini Atoll, H-bomb, prison time, hitting that pedestrian [with a car] mentioned. Blood/gore: Statue of crucified man with slashed side and bleeding wounds. Scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum slapping. Skimpy costumes, swimwear, shirtless men, cleavage. References to homosexuality. Statue of bare legs with fig leaf covering genital area. Womanising, sodomy mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man drinks a spiked beverage. Cocktails, spirits. Intoxication, narcotic use mentioned. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Actors in movie scenes hold goblets/glasses/bottles of wine, champagne, beer. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    1950s Hollywood, filmmaking, communism, confession, directing, scandal, drink spiking, science, philosophy, capitalism, writers, paranoia, dialectic, columnists, study groups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ex-husbands mentioned. Bar setting. Horses, whale (prop), dog, tank fish, camel, goats. Submarine. Full moon, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lighthearted, witty, flashy, deadpan, absurdist, bright, goofy, versatile, playful, silly, droll, ruminative, eccentric, strange, singular, entertaining, knowing, rare, star-studded, styish, manic, engrossing, fun. Hilarious performances by Alden Ehrenreich and Channing Tatum, luxurious period detail, loving cinematography, memorable song-and-dance sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, self-indulgent, flat-footed, over-reaching. Slack pacing, dull/grating stretches, many missed opportunities.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Published in I
Monday, 13 January 2014 03:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Frequent coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Queer as folk.

  • Starring

    Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella, John Goodman, Jeanine Serralles

  • Directed by

    Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, pushed, arrested, prodded. An animal is hit by a car. Suicide mentioned (hanging, jumping). Yelling. Blood/gore: Blood on object. Collapsed man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in sleepwear (t-shirt, boxers). Kissing. Sexual-themed discussion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug overdose, seizure (injecting drugs implied). Alcohol (spirits, wine). Bar setting. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, crap. Slang terms for genitals. Name-calling, belittling, mocking. Religious exclamations. Gender, musician, marine, army stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Folk music, guitar, songwriting, unwanted pregnancy, failure, hardship, Greenwich Village, 1960s New York City, infidelity, paternity, cats, responsibility, abortion, squandered potential, hitchhiking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Pregnancy. Abortion discussed. Funerals mentioned. Cat, pigeons. Man on toilet. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Melancholic, funny, special, surreal, enigmatic, irresistible, uproarious, profound, pitch-perfect, comic, dark, outstanding, original, compulsive, watchable, sweet, sad, satisfying, captivating, brooding. Tender mood, lustrous images, resonant soundtrack, gorgeously crafted, beautifully written, terrifically acted, superbly designed. 

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tiresome, overrated, problematic.