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The Florida Project (2017)

Published in T
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:36
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Moonee changes everything.

  • Starring

    Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair

  • Directed by

    Sean Baker

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman hits another woman repeatedly. Onlookers watch a fight happening at a car/person knocked over by car. A man knocks a drink out of another man's hand then wrestles with him to get his identity out of his wallet. An abandoned building is set on fire (arson). Children throw rocks at windows to smash them/throw objects downstairs and out of a window. A woman throws/kicks a bag of food. A woman throws a bag of clothes at people. A woman is pushed. A woman falls down a flight of stairs. A child is pursued/grabbed at. A man pretends to shoot kids with his fingers. A man drops a full paint can from up a ladder (contents splash/frighten a passerby). A woman deliberately pours her drink onto a hotel lobby floor to upset the owners. A child says that a resident gets arrested a lot, a woman says that she can't get arrested again. Lying, theft. Arguing, yelling. Dead fish in swimming pool mentioned. A woman says "I'll f*cking kill you". Blood/gore: Black eyes, bruising. A woman removes a soiled sanitary pad and sticks it to a window.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man is heard arriving at a woman's apartment/a man is seen leaving a woman's apartment (prostitution implied). A dodgy man (paedophile implied) approaches a group of children playing together. Kissing, hand-holding, hugging (platonic); twerking. Woman bathing topless (nipples obscured), women in bikinis, kids in swimwear, woman in underwear, shirtless men; a woman wears clingy tank tops with no bra. A child has a cigarette lighter with a picture of a naked woman on it. A woman explains that she became a grandmother when her daughter had a child at 15 years. A woman says "he molested me" when a man tries to cover up her exposed breasts. A woman makes oral sex gestures with her hand and mouth. Inference that a woman lost her job as a stripper because she wouldn't perform extra services for clients.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman gifts a bag of weed to another woman. Alcohol (beer). Smoking (marijuana implied). Kids joke about drinking beer. Cocktail on table.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pee, poo, boobies, tits, titties, whoring. Name-calling (b*tch, stupid, biatch, a**hole, loser, boring, pervert, punka**, dumb, bigshot, retarded, liar, etc). Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations (oh my God, for Christ's sake, thank you Lord Jesus halleluja, Jesus Christ, etc).

  • THEMES

    Kids, dysfunctional families, mother-daughter relationships, father figures, social services, mischief, arson, hotels, scams, hustling, prostitution, survival, delinquency, behaviour, rent, Walt Disney World, Florida.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopters, fireworks, rainbow. Cows, birds (sandhill cranes). Vomiting, spitting, raspberry-blowing, burping contest, tongue-poking. Power blackout. Bed bugs mentioned. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Vivid, manic, high-energy, heartbreaking, brilliant, gritty, joyous, glorious, buoyant, sweet, virtuosic, devastating, remarkable, fascinating, magnificent, spirited, worthy, accomplished, authentic, moving, striking. Extraordinary performances, gorgeous/rich/smooth/crisp cinematography, perfect/stunning/effective/beautiful/abrupt/tender finale, freeflowing narrative, minimal plot, storybook feel, brief burst of guerilla-style filmmaking; kids in the film seem untroubled by their disadvantaged situation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vinaite's performance is a little grating/shrill/self-conscious at times.

Gold (2016)

Published in G
Thursday, 12 January 2017 01:55
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The mother lode.

  • Starring

    Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Kebbell, Macon Blair, Stacy Keach, Corey Stoll, Rachael Taylor

  • Directed by

    Stephen Gaghan

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, wrestled, held at gunpoint, pushed out of a helicopter (implied). Military soldiers with guns. Objects thrown, smashed, banged in anger. Headhunting, rape (metaphoric) mentioned. Blood/gore: Wild pigs eating corpse. Hands and feet eaten off dead body mentioned. Bloody face, mouth, knuckles. Bruising. A man almost dies from malaria (sweating/shaking, etc). A man says malaria kills 1 million people a year.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have bedroom sex (implied), sex in a helicopter (seen from a distance). Nude (implied) couple in spa. Nude man (rear view seen), shirtless men, man in underwear, cleavage, people in swimwear. Kissing, flirting, hugging, caressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirites, beer, wine, champagne). Intoxication, alcohol addiction. Bar settings. Smoking. Gambling (Casino setting, image of Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker painting, winning bets in football mentioned). A man says that finding gold is like a drug.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang words for genitals. Name-calling (sonofab*tch, moron, crazy, prick, a drunk, a clown, golden boy, etc). Religious references and exclamations (God, Christ, what the hell?, oh my God, goddam, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Gold mining, wealth, success, failure, betrayal, fraud, strategy, stock trading, commodities, dreams, Indonesia, corruption, business, partners, malaria, fresh water, underwriting, awards, FBI investigations.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father mentioned. Loss of assets, a man pawns his wife's jewellery. Bear (opening credits), birds, tiger, monkey, cattle. Plane, helicopter. Grilling hamburgers. Brief bright camera flashes. Brief Indonesian (some subtitles). Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unpredictable, entertaining, watchable, lively, satirical. Bravura/inhabited/likable/personal/ace/intense performance by Matthew McConaughy, impeccable performance by Edgar Ramírez, deft direction, eye-catching location visuals, bolstering/smart/percussive score, well-earned/memorable closing shot.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Serviceable, over-fictionalised, unfocused, underwritten, lackluster, clichéd, tedious. Ambling first hour, hackneyed script.

Green Room

Published in G
Monday, 09 May 2016 04:20
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Daft punks.

  • Starring

    Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Imogen Poots, David W. Thompson, Mark Webber, Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Taylor Tunes

  • Directed by

    Jeremy Saulnier

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, choked, mauled, bitten, hacked, slashed (box cutter), sliced, beaten, wrestled, held down, pushed up against a wall, face-grabbed, throat-grabbed, headlocked, tackled, doused (fire retardant), held at gunpoint, held hostage, hit with objects, kicked, arm-slapped. An animal is hit with an object. Theft (petrol siphoning). Objects thrown, smashed. A car is seen resting in a field (accident implied). Swastikas, white supremacy stickers, Confederate flag, pentagram seen. Yelling, screaming, arguing, slamdancing. Burning crosses, Nazi, Iraq vets, war tactics, getting slaughtered mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody stab/gunshot/maul/open wounds, skin, clothing, objects. Pooling, spurting blood. Snapped limb. Exposed bone/flesh/gore in wounds. Corpses. Bodies are dragged, dropped, covered in makeshift body bags. Object protruding/removed from body. Drawings of skull, girl with a bloody knife.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People are kissed on the forehead (platonic). Slang terms for ejaculate, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (drug lab, sachets/bricks of drugs). Hypodermic needle seen protruding from skin (heroin overdose implied). An animal is injected with a stimulant. Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking. Drug possession, roach cigarette mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Stickers read slogans such as "Fascist Faggot" and "White Supremacy". Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, survival, music, punk rock, live performance, violence, witnesses, touring, skinheads, extremists, heroin, traitors, escape, neo-Nazis, attack dogs, crime scenes, sieges, desert island bands.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs. Power blackout. Butterfly (opening titles graphic), photos of cats. Fart, spitting. Vomit, fecal matter mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bloody, impressive, remarkable, claustrophobic, shocking, surprising, intelligent, unrelenting, robust, colourful, effective, brash, haunting, brutal, exciting, splattery, textured, unpredictable, satisfying, tense, entertaining, visceral, funny, scary, effective, audience-pleasing, memorable. Clever dialogue, beautifully crafted narrative, refined/smart/terrific script, snappy editing, excellent cast, inventive/startling makeup, jaw-dropping gore, moody soundtrack, restrained/assured direction, detailed/realistic/intricate/scummy set design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar setup, a little anti-climactic.