Displaying items by tag: John Slattery Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The man behind the smokescreen.

  • Starring

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman slaps her husband's face. A man is pushed aside. A man thumps his fist on a desk and yells at a female employee. A man swipes objects from a table and throws a bottle while arguing with his wife. Kids play with toy rifles. Discussion about war and war tactics includes mentions of: Nazis, Hitler, dropping bombs, Allied forces, the Blitz, beach landings, many men/soldiers/civilians will be killed/slaughtered/butchered, casualties, poison gas, Boer War, Gallipoli, etc. Yelling, arguing. Sound effects of bombing, explosions, cries of pain, screaming heard. Blood/gore: A man walks through a muddy field littered with dead soldiers on ground/in barbed wire. Bloody sea water. A man says "their blood soaks my hands" referring to casualties of war. A man describes battle injuries ("eyes shot out, legs blown up by land mine, many dead or maimed, shellshocked, bloody sea foam", etc.) A man walks with a cane.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Man in underwear, man in robe. Perverted mentioned (malapropism).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, bastards. Name-calling (smug, puffed up little sh*t, bloody fool, stupid girl, etc). Religious references (prayer) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, bloody hell, for Christ's sake, goddamn, God knows, oh Heavens, God speed, etc).

  • THEMES

    Winston Churchill, World War II, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Eisenhower, Allied forces, US-UK relations, 1940s Britain, leaders, history, speeches, heroes, duty, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, extra-marital affairs mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Spotlight

Published in S
Thursday, 18 February 2016 03:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    All the Priests' Men.

  • Starring

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci, Elena Wohl

  • Directed by

    Tom McCarthy

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide references (bottle, needle, bridge). Crime rates, paedophilia, court cases, (many) abused children, tough neighbourhoods, poverty discussed. Statistics reference 249 priests accused of child abuse crimes; over 1000 victims. Images of 9/11. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Cuts, injury, broken leg, dead rat discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Heavy/frequent references to child molestation and rape - descriptions of grooming, sex acts, dirty jokes, patting, fondling, 'special' treatment, showing pornography, playing strip poker, homosexuality, transexuality, handjobs, oral sex, rape, undressing, touching, intercourse. Celibacy, sexually active priests mentioned. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug-taking implied (track marks on arms). Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Sobriety, poker, gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Heavy religious references, prejudice and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Child molestation, paedophilia, Catholic Church, corruption, cover ups, scandal, victim shaming, investigative journalism, lawsuits.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead father (suicide), abused children, mother with schizophrenia, divorce mentioned. Police station setting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Powerful, precise, gripping, subtle, damning, important, engrossing, taut, extraordinary, restrained, intelligent, scintillating, superb, fluid, talky, dense, absorbing, measured, meticulous, controlled, skin-prickling, forensic, unshowy, polished, procedural, well-intentioned, worthy. Incredible/dream ensemble cast, inspired/robust/nuanced/superior performances, ruthlessly detailed, unobtrusive camerawork, sharp screenplay, labyrinthine plot, unfussy direction, sensitive score, has the pace of a thriller.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    May be harrowing for some viewers.

Iron Man 2

Published in I
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:28
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Double the comic-book adventure.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L Jackson, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Gary Shandling

  • Directed by

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/robots get shot, punched, kicked, garrotted, head-butted, pricked, hung, burned, whipped, tasered, electrocuted, pepper-sprayed, bitten, boxed, wrestled, hooded, thrown through the air, catapulted through glass; necks broken. Explosions. Screaming. Broken glass. Dangerous driving; vehicle collisions. Burning clothing. Man hit by car, crushed between car and fence. Video footage of soldiers, explosions, military helicopters. Building, rooms, objects destroyed. A bird is shoved into a bag. Blood/gore: Corpses (some hanging). Blood on hand, faces, heads; blood splatter. A man frequently inserts a device into his chest; pricks finger to analyse blood (no blood seen). Dark veins are apparent beneath skin. Scars, gashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sexual banter and innuendo. Ogling, kissing, flirting. Prostitution, sexual harassment (mentioned). Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Woman undresses to bra. Photo of woman in lingerie. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine,champagne, spirits, cocktails). A man is injected with lithium dioxide.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory term for females, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES

    Robotics, legacy, celebrity, media, narcissism, military testing, chemistry, renegades, revenge, ego, toxicology, poisoning, drones, weapons, greed, jealousy, rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cockatoos. Deceased father seen in old film; keepsakes. Fireworks, sparks. Russian, French languages (subtitles), Latin (no subs). High camera aerials. Spitting. Urination, strawberry allergy, divorce mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Another great performance from Robert Downey Jr, plus outstanding supporting performances. Amusing one-liners. Acceptable sequel. Good fun.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cluttered by plot and characters. Lacks finesse.