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American Made (2017)

Published in A
Friday, 01 September 2017 10:15
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Seal's the deal.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, Jayma Mays, Connor Trinneer

  • Directed by

    Doug Liman

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (off-screen), killed with car bomb (explosion), slapped, pushed, threatened with guns, shot at, held down while sunglasses and boots are stolen, swooped by low-flying aircraft, threatened ("pull his head off"). Burning car. Images and news footage: boxing, burning house, riots, soldiers, burning flags, references to Cold War, burning pictures, person being kicked, Vietnam War. Aircraft hit by machine-gunfire; burning aircraft, engine failure. Dangerous piloting of a commercial aircraft (causing people to be knocked around in their seats/luggage falling from overhead conditions); pilot falls asleep while captaining aircraft; low-flying over residential area/landing in street narrowly avoiding a vehicle and knocking over a stop sign; flying in a thunderstorm. Plane wreckage, destroyed ships in sea, wreckage of car after bombing. Descriptions of possible torture: pull tongues out, cut up, etc. Cartoon featuring an eagle and a bear fighting, missiles, and submarines. Confederate flags in backgrounds. Images of search and seizure by police. References to insurgents, freedom fighters, military police, Al Capone, plane being shot down, police raid, bribing, money laundering, three strike system, hiding evidence of murder, destroying evidence, US disputes with Colombia/Nicaragua/Soviets/Cuba. Yelling. Blood/gore: Dead body. Blood and dirt in clothes. Bullet tears in plane seat. Implied police brutality (person with missing tooth and cuts and bruises on their face after being arrested by Colombian police). Dead/killed pilots mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (woman guides hand beneath skirt/climbs onto lap). Sex scene montage (implied nudity/moaning sounds). Nude people (rear view) jumping into pool. Couple in bed together. Pornographic magazines (nude woman on cover page with obscured genitals). Bum-groping, nude male bum. Man dating underage (15yrs) girl. Shirtless men, women in underwear/lingerie/bikinis, revealing/sheer clothing. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (cartels, police raids, bodies strapped with cocaine, smuggling cocaine, War on Drugs campaign, blocks of cocaine explode over smuggler). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, shots, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes; co-pilot asleep with lit cigarette). Gambling (betting on person's survival). References to cocaine, dope, opium.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Name-calling (fatter than f*ck, dumb f*ck, gringo, etc). Religious references (crucifix on wall and on necklace) and exclamations (what the hell, my God, etc). Chauvinistic attitudes toward women.

  • THEMES

    Barry Seal, drug smuggling, CIA, betrayal, aviation, drug cartels, covert operations, insurgents, corruption, criminality, anti-heroes, morals, surveillance, the American Dream.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged wife and children mentioned. Colombian prison cell setting. Birth scene. Urination. Snake, iguana, bull. Fireworks. Brief subtitles. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, stylish, funny, pacy, inventive, unpredictable, dog-eared, scraggy, gleeful, entertaining, tense, brash, busy, hyperactive, hectic, true-life, sharp, loose, light, jaunty. Unbelievable/dizzying story, swaggering/charming/compelling/breezy performance by Tom Cruise, fancy/impressive flying stunts.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, exhausting, anxious. Messy/underused supporting characters, haphazard editing, after-the-fact camcorder confessions are a clunky/flimsy framing device, a little superficial/monotonous at times, smug/see-sawing camera movements, incessant use of orange colouring for Central and South American settings.

Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras)

Published in R
Friday, 01 August 2014 03:31
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    One art of losing.

  • Starring

    Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi, Lola Kirke, Tânia Costa, Marianna Mac Niven, Marcio Ehrlich, Treat Williams

  • Directed by

    Bruno Barreto

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (pills). People are slapped, near-hit by a car, hit by an object, dragged, committed to an asylum. Explosion. Play-fighting. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Woman thrown aside by military, military coup mentioned. Blood/gore: Facial swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A female couple has sex. Kissing (female-female), caressing, flirting, ogling, undressing. Bum-grabbing, thigh-rubbing, groping under skirt, bum-kissing. Topless women, nude back/bum (full nudity implied), shirtless men. Nightwear, swimwear. Infidelity. Sex acts, sexual attraction mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer). Intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, sonofab*tch. Slang for bodily fluids/functions, slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Elizabeth Bishop, Lota de Macedo, Brazil, homosexuality, lesbianism, relationships, alcoholism, addiction, poetry, infidelity, superstitions, allergic reactions, mental health, adoption, jealousy, insecurity, depression, relationship breakups, love triangles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Suicide, deceased father, mentally ill mother, stroke mentioned. Hospital settings. Cat. Some Portuguese language. Original title is Flores Raras.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exotic, empowering, vivid, emotional, classy, grown-up, intimate, affecting, nonjudgemental. Saucy/bold/intelligent performances, catchy soundtrack, lush cinematography, decorative retro detail, straight-shot appeal, some beautiful editing, worthy subject.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shapeless, episodic, blunt, pedestrian, languorous, trite. Lumpy pace, lacks drama, saccharine score, uninspired direction, tinny screenwriting.