Displaying items by tag: Jonathan Teplitzky Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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Additional Info

  • 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)

The Railway Man

Published in T
Friday, 08 November 2013 19:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Impossible to gauge.

  • Starring

    Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, Tom Hobbs, Ewen Leslie, Shinji Ikefuji

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are brutally kicked, beaten, tortured, tormented, bound, chained, dragged, hit with objects, attacked with a box-cutter, starved, held at knife-point. Suicide (hanging), solitary confinement, waterboarding. Armed soldiers, tanks, secret police, military aircraft, burning debris, surrender, interrogation. Smashed objects. Drawings of emaciated POWs, open wounds, heads on spikes, torture. Cramped, filthy conditions. Mass deaths, execution, barbarity, cruelty, slavery, Hitler, bombardment mentioned. References to suicide, honour killings. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody head, bloody face, cuts, scratches, gashes, grazes, bruising, bandaged wounds, scars. Emaciated men. Skeletons in shallow graves.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen naked (assumed) between bedsheets. Kissing, flirting. Innuendo. Shirtless men. 

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bastards. Religious references. Gender, marriage, war, cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    World War II, POWs, Thai-Burma railway, Hellfire Pass, Death Railway, PTSD, war crimes, Kanchanaburi, emotional triggers, psychological triggers, torture, slave labour, relationships, marriage, unlikely friendships, train travel, railways, local history, translation, romance, love, engineering, communication, bravery, morale, justice, revenge, forgiveness, compassion, truth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Deceased mother mentioned. Wedding, funeral, cemetery, WWII prison camp settings. Elephant, dog, oxen, chickens. Urination, spitting. Some Japanese language (no subtitles). Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Affecting, accomplished, harrowing, old-fashioned, tasteful. Brilliant performances from Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine, nicely paced, timeless score, elaborate location work, handsome production values, low-key cinematography, remarkable story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Safe, impersonal, plodding, inert. Lacks feeling, dull storytelling, choppy time structure, not enough dramatic urgency, lumbering script.