Displaying items by tag: Maggie Gyllenhaal Sunday, 31 May 2020

Frank

Published in F
Thursday, 05 June 2014 02:07
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's Madness.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Crystal Miller, Tess Harper, François Civil

  • Directed by

    Lenny Abrahamson

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man commits suicide (hanging), a man tries to drown himself. People are stabbed, hit with objects, burned, pursued, wrestled, punched, threatened, hit by cars. Objects knocked over. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, funeral pyre. Bloody wound. Patient on stretcher. Fighting, stomach pumping mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex in a jacuzzi. Having sex with objects discussed. Nude man, shirtless man, men in underwear, man in shower, woman in bra, exposed breast. Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Mental illness, music, songwriting, composition, live performance, touring, road trips, social media, suicide, self-harm, expression, blogging, originality, SXSW, misfits, dysfunction, collaboration, discordant, chaotic, noisy, non-conformity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abusive childhood mentioned. Funeral, hospital, bar settings. Spreading ashes. Sheep. Thunder, spitting. Some French (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Terrific, sublime, striking, original, off-the-wall, rare, inimitable, unconventional, inventive, playful, idiosyncratic, mandatory, offbeat, punk-spirited, weird, wonderful, profound, moving, accessible, affecting, perceptive, witty, satirical, eccentric. Shining performances, superior editing, dazzling soundtrack, live music performances from cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unappetising, off-putting. Loses its way a little, satire isn't always as funny as intended, muddled final third.

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.

Monster House

Published in M
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 02:55
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild scary scenes; mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Some neighbours are a demon to live with.

  • Starring

    Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Ryan Newman, Steve Buscemi, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Lee, Kevin James, Kathleen Turner

  • Directed by

    Gil Kenan

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An old man yells at small children, breaks a tricycle. Scary soundtrack, editing, lighting, shadows. Screaming. Cars hit/shunt children. Adults bicker. People hit with objects, grabbed. Teen children threaten smaller children. A property takes on human behaviour and 'eats' people, an animal and objects. Things get thrown, smashed, cracked. A teenager steals a child's special toy, licks it and pulls out stuffing. Stories are heard of a man murdering/eating his wife. Police guns raised. A man plays a violent video game featuring blood, skeletons, dragons, axes. Littering, loitering, vagary, treason (mentioned). Shooting (threatened). Kids trapped in car, cellar. Kids fall into darkness, water, down an embankment. A girl is sucked up a vent. People throw food at an obese person. An accidental death is seen in flashback. People are pursued by a very cranky house. Blood/gore: A man suffers a heart-attack; presumed dead. Blood is mentioned. Skeletons in a video game are beheaded; blood fountain. Human remains (skeleton).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication. A child steals drugs (cold medicine) from a pharmacy. A police officer drinks cold medicine.

  • LANGUAGE

    Teasing, name-calling, butt.

  • THEMES

    Neighbours, Halloween, spying, haunted house, obsession, cruelty, obesity, luring children with gifts, teamwork, anger, forgiveness, fears, sideshow freaks.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unsupervised children. Halloween setting; trick-or-treating, full moon, scary masks. Puberty (voice breaks), vomit (mentioned). Dental references. Fireballs, explosions. Nightmare. Bottles of urine; a dog urinates. Lighting has strobe effect. Ghosts, spirits. Fear of heights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Great computer-generated animation. Original storyline. Scary, creepy. Terrific voice-work.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    May be too scary for some children.