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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 12 December 2016 22:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Bryan Brown, Thomas Cocquerel, Justine Clarke, Steve Le Marquand, Zen McGrath, Kee Chan, Winta McGrath

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are chased by a horse, slapped over the back of the head, wrestled, spanked (implied). An animal is struck by lightning. Motorbike crash (off-screen). An animal is prepared for branding. A man throws a stone at an animal. A tree crashes through a window. A lad tells a story of a constable who was shot, gang members hung. Strychnine poisoning, Vietnam [War] mentioned. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, howling. Blood/gore: Corpse (animal). Butchering a side of meat. Vaccinations (needles jabbed into skin). Bruising, scars. Milky/blinded eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding. Shirtless man, short shorts, woman in pyjamas. Orgies, San Francisco summer of love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). A man is handed a vial of pills (medication assumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, bloody, bugger. Name-calling (trickster, dumb, blackfellas, whitefellas, stupid, idiot, scaredy-cat, daft, crazy, mystery, strange, soft, goannas, orphan, etc). Religous references and exclamations (Jesus, for God's sake, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Best friends, grandfathers, father-son relationships, outback Australia, Pilbara region, loneliness, adventure, cattle stations, first love, mental illness, coming-of-age, Aboriginal Dreaming, bushfires, spelunkering, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/grandmother mentioned. Funeral setting. Estranged mother. A woman is wheeled into a room in an asylum. Lightning, thunder, fireworks, full moon. Dogs, horse, cows, kangaroos, chickens, birds, lizards, flies. Light aircraft, helicopter. Grilling/eating beef. A dog farts, urinates. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, enjoyable, creative, smooth, well-paced, fun, wholesome, respectable, funny, poignant, great, delightful, satisfying. Colourful/eccentric/likeable characters, beautiful/stunning cinematography, delightful score, terrific/scene-stealing cameo by John Jarratt, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived. Not as memorable/enjoyable/original/emotional/funny as the first film.

A Month of Sundays

Published in A
Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:15
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Frank gets an upside-down welcome.

  • Starring

    Anthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, Justine Clarke, John Clarke, Indiana Crowther, Mikaela Davies

  • Directed by

    Matthew Saville

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    World War II artillery units mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: A life support machine is switched off. Collapsed woman. Patient in hospital bed, IV lines/drips, tubes in neck. Arm in sling. Plaster arm cast removed. Flatlining (TV show). Skull motif on poster. Cancer of the liver/lungs/cervix, gangrene, bad hip, dead body, intercranial cerebral aneurism, general anaesthetic, malaria pills, vomiting mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kiss (platonic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug paraphernalia seen on shelf. Alcohol (champagne). Smoking. Adrenaline, placebos mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, p*ss. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Religious exclamations and references.

  • THEMES

    Real estate, auction, deafness, old age, wrong numbers, life support, cancer, death, grief, father-son relationships, acting, mid-life crisis, acceptance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged wife/son. Hospital setting. Divorce, deceased mother, dead wife mentioned. Thunder, planes, balloons. Bird poo. Some sign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mild, modest, warmhearted, quiet, bittersweet, wry, small, light, enjoyable. Delicate/excellent/captivating lead performances, handsomely shot, quietly observed, carefully/impressive cinematography, funny/moving at times, interesting character study.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived, schleppy, slow, stretched, implausible, lethargic, misanthropic, familiar. Trite plotting, distracting gimmicks, lazy tropes, too-neat ending.

Healing

Published in H
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:41
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    All better.

  • Starring

    Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter, Anthony Hayes, Jane Menelaus, Tony Martin, Robert Taylor, Justine Clarke, Dimitri Baveas

  • Directed by

    Craig Monahan

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shoved, throat-grabbed, elbowed, wrist-locked, threatened, manipulated, coerced, bullied. A bird attacks another bird. A bird is trapped in a fence, hooded, grabbed by its throat. Animals are gassed. Objects kicked/thrown, attempted framing. Murder, manslaughter, animal culling mentioned. Child deaths (cancer, run over by parent) mentioned. Violence, violent acts discussed. Smashing aliens' faces (video game) mentioned. Arguing, pleading, yelling. Blood/gore: Dead animals (bird, pet). An animal eats its kill. Bandaged wing, leg.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex not implied). Posters of bikini-clad women. Girls in short skirts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Packages of drugs are traded, hidden. Cannabis pipe. Smoking (cigarettes). Gambling (friendly bets). Being drunk/high, being a junkie, hooch, eccies, H mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody, bastard, b*tch. Slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Cultural stereotyping, racial slurs. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Corrections, hunting, animal welfare, humanity, rehabilitation, redemption, government bureaucracy, bullying, coercion, drugs, imprisonment, racism, power, father-son relationships, letting go, immigrants, social work.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother, dead child, deceased family members, funerals, foster kids, violent mother mentioned. Prison, funeral, veterinary clinic settings. Medical equipment seen. Eagle, hawk, rat, dog, owl. Fishing. Some Farsi (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Moving, gentle, sentimental, lovely, intelligent, satisfying, therapeutic, touching, compelling. Fabulous performances, genuine characters, immaculate widescreen photography, ingenious use of location, intuitive editing, fine score, sense of intimacy, dry Aussie humour, welcome lack of violence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Corny, overlong, shapeless, lagging. Odd use of metaphor, slow pacing, too many subplots, clunky exposition.