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Assassin's Creed (2016)

Published in A
Friday, 23 December 2016 09:03
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creed is good.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed

  • Directed by

    Justin Kurzel

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (blade through own throat). People are shot (arrows/tranquiliser dart), strung up and burned alive, run through with swords, hair-grabbed, captured, imprisoned, stabbed, slashed, thrown to the ground/through the air/through windows, arm-snapped, hit with objects, roundhouse kicked, elbowed, kicked, thrown from a moving cart, punched, slammed against a cliff/walls, throat-grabbed, submerged underwater, garroted, exploded, neck-slit, pursued. A man is executed by lethal injection. Explosions. A kid crashes his bicycle. People teeter on high ledges/dangle precariously/fall from high up. Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Painting of people strung up and burned. A headline reads, "Jury find pimp killer guilty". Capital murder, hang his family and make him watch, burn the whole village, war, religious persecution mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, stabbed mother. Finger chopped off. Missing finger, scars. Bloody mouths, teeth, faces, nose, cheek, hand, cuts, floor, object, water, clothing. Blood spatter, dripping blood. Convulsing, frothing at the mouth. Injection (fluid seen moving through tube). Epidural administered. Brain/DNA scans seen. Animal skull on wall, people wearing masks, man in wheelchair, paralysis, milky/blind eyes. Sketches of screaming characters. Neurological split mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Lethal injection, epidural. Drug addicts mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling (lab rates, assassins, murderers, dangerous, crazy, heretics, rebels, fools, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Oh Lord wash away my sins, I'll see him in hell, God's will, holy, etc).

  • THEMES

    15th century Spain, Knights Templar, execution, violence, cures, bloodlines, brotherhood, assassins, secret societies, DNA memory, burning at the stake, betrayal, headaches, sacrifice, video games, free will, death, experiments, history, virtual reality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother (killed by husband implied), dead father (murdered), dead girlfriend. Prison setting. Helicopter. Eagle, horses, chickens. Steak eaten. Spitting. Brief Spanish subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, senseless, ridiculous, moody, large-scale, bizarre, energetic, strange, valiant, solemn, brutal, ambitious, stylish, innocuous. Nimble/kinetic chase sequences, bone-crushing/unsentimental action, engaging medieval sequences, brooding atmosphere, soaring aerial shots, haunting/hurtling score, evocative production design/costumes, some impressive visuals; loving recreation of the video game.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incoherent, cold, weird, uninviting, peculiar, relentless, gloomy, flawed, self-serious, low-stakes, underwhelming, convoluted, leaden, stone-faced, cheerless, dumb, lifeless. Nonsensical/confusing/messy/fractious/over-explained plot, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons are underused.

Allied (2016)

Published in A
Thursday, 01 December 2016 20:15
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex, coarse language, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Resistance is futile.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier De Guillebon, Camille Cottin, Vincent Latorre, August Diehl

  • Directed by

    Robert Zemeckis

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are shot, choked to death (staged to look like a suicide), killed in aircraft accidents/by hand grenade, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed around throat/face. Air raid sirens/air battles/anti-aircraft fire/planes shot down. Explosions, burning car/plane/truck. Mass panic. Target practice, bombs being loaded onto planes, break-and-enter. Chair kicked over. Threat of execution/hanging. Burning down a barn mentioned. Plane wreckage, bombed buildings. Military vehicles, personnel, weapons, aircraft, gas masks, Nazi officers/symbols. Blood/gore: Torn/bloodied bodies seen after explosion. Blood spatter on walls/floors from gunshots. Head wound. Bloody baby (birth). Pin inserted in arm to draw blood/blood donation. People walking over broken glass. Bandages, eye patch, people in wheelchair, scars, missing limb. Person with scarred face and semi-caved in skull (right eye shot out, left retina detached, blindness - "my own son screamed when he saw me").

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes, implied oral sex. Kissing (m-f/f-f), hugging, flirting, groping. Undressed people fall out of a cupboard at a party, rhythmic thumping heard through floorboards. Discussion of sex lives. Exposed breasts, nude back/sideboob, shirtless man. Women in nightgowns, underwear. Man running hand up woman's thigh. Mistress mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine). Alcohol (champagne, wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, beer), intoxication. Smoking. Gambling (reference to poker, high card draw). Pilots taking amphetamines and barbituates to stay awake mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Romance, espionage, World War II, 1940s Africa, French Resistance, relationships, war, missions, marriage, deception, identity, childbirth, trust, betrayal, paranoia, innocence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A woman gives birth during an air raid. Wedding, pub settings. Planes. Vomiting. Some subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, romantic, thrilling, glamorous, moving, well-told, engaging. Vivid/involving/beautiful performances, palpable/crackling chemistry between leads, marvellous cameo by Simon McBurney, ravishing visuals, gorgeous costumes, superb screenplay, historically convincing sets, memorable opening scene, deliberate/quiet direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Claustrophobic, plodding, pedestrian, undemanding, uneven, lackluster, workmanlike, slow-paced, laborious, dreary, inert. Familiar plot developments, inconsistent tone, thin love story, creaky suspense, underwhelming finale, bloated running time.

Macbeth (2015)

Published in M
Thursday, 27 August 2015 11:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    All hail Macbeth.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Elizabeth Debicki, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Paddy Considine, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Ross Anderson

  • Directed by

    Justin Kurzel

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Explicit battle sequences. People are stabbed, shot (arrows), run through with swords, slashed, throat-sliced (close-up), punched, axed, burned alive at the stake, poisoned, headbutted. Burning pyres/woodlands. A knife-tip is placed at a woman's belly. Civil war mentioned. Screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Corpses, severed head. Neck-slicing, wrist-slicing. Bloody heads, hands, backs, obejcts, clothing, cuts, scratches, wounds. Blood spatter, coughing blood, bleeding. Mangled nose, scars, cloudy eye. A child has open wounds/sores on neck/face. A dog grazes from a corpse. Skeleton motifs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has clothed sex. A husband places his hand up his wife's dress. Kissing, caressing, hugging. Shirtless men, man in underwear. Nipples, breasts, womb/childbirth mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale/wine assumed). Intoxication. A man drinks a blood-coloured potion. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    Derogatory term for women. Religious references/exclamations/prayer.

  • THEMES

    Macbeth, tragedy, destingy, hubris, politics, ambition, power, prophecy, assassination, death, grief, guilt, treason, paranoia, madness, ritual, fate, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead baby, children, wives, husbands, fathers. Funeral, church settings. Horses, dogs, seagulls, full moon, waterfalls, rainbow. Vomiting. Fur blankets, hanging antlers. Snake, scorpions mentioned. Some shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Blistering, towering, ingenious, jagged, spare, pared-down, vital, visceral, brisk, bracing, savage, inventive, provocative, brooding, dense, magnificent, bloody, muddy, mighty, heavy, dark, bold, violent, significant, stylish, unforgettable. Believable/powerful/impeccable/immaculate/intense/committed performances, brilliant/outstanding cast, blockbuster battle scenes, spine-tingling staging, chill-inducing opening frame, sensory storytelling, daring makeup designs, breathtaking costumes, nerve-fraying soundtrack, engrossing visuals, remarkable cinematography, outstanding 'To bed' monologue.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Timeline feels very quick, purists might not like it.

Dior and I

Published in D
Saturday, 07 March 2015 06:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Beautifully woven.

  • Starring

    Raf Simons, Marion Cotillard, Anna Wintour, Sidney Toledano, Pieter Mulier, Jennifer Lawrence, Sharon Stone

  • Directed by

    Frédéric Tcheng

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Images of soldiers. War mentioned. Yelling. People are trapped in an elevator.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Breasts, nipples visible beneath transparent clothing. Skimpy outfits. Sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, name-calling. References to low weight, homosexuality.

  • THEMES

    Christian Dior, Raf Simon, fashion, haute couture, labels, brands, wealth, French designers, minimalism, femininity, romanticism, Paris, ateliers, legacy, passion, family, love, models, weight, fabric, art, design.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopter, planes. Ghosts, previous life, death, shadows, hauntings mentioned. Shaky handheld camera work. Frequent camera flashes/strobe effect.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, fascinating, innovative, enchanting, well-paced, sleek, multi-layered. Deft/subtle direction, judicious/complicit score, deft editing, beautifully crafted, some breathtaking imagery, well-considered direction, handsome/crisp lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Superficial. Lame attempts at building suspense.

Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)

Published in T
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:41
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    I don't like Mondays.

  • Starring

    Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin, Alain Eloy, Myriem Akeddiou, Fabienne Sciascia, Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Hicham Slaoui, Philippe Jeusette

  • Directed by

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Attempted suicide (pills). People are punched, knocked down, wrestled. Scuffle/brawling, arguing, yelling. Drowning child mentioned (dream). Blood/gore: Woman in hospital bed, IV drip. Man knocked unconscious, bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Loose-fitting clothing, cleavage. Making love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug overdose (Xanax). A woman frequently takes prescription pills. Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Name-calling. Religious references (Jehovah's Witnesses).

  • THEMES

    Redundancy, depression, working-class, humanity, colleagues, bonuses, rejection, desperation, suicide, marriage, family, guilt, regret, shame, budget cuts, job loss, ballots, solidarity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separation, divorce mentioned. Hospital, bar settings. Subtitled.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb, rich, human, suspenseful, non-judgemental, gripping, social-realist, lovable, satisfying, nourishing, accessible, plain-spoken, resonant, compelling, involving, relevant, purposeful, engaging, rousing, political, heady, ingraining, tense, moving, thoughtful, quiet, wrenching. Riveting performance from Marion Cotillard, beautifully observed, socially aware, expert lensing, crisp editing, lived-in production design, taut/honed narrative, affecting ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Melodramatic, monotonous, schematic, overwrought, dripping. Lacks urgency, desperate optimism.

Land of the Bears (Terre des ours)

Published in L
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Beary cute.

  • Starring

    (narrator): Marion Cotillard/Forest Whitaker

  • Directed by

    Guillaume Vincent

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Bears fight, wrestle, bite, pull, drag. Growling. Animals eaten. Blood/gore: Fish are torn apart, eaten alive. Bleeding. Dead, rotting fish.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    None.

  • THEMES

    Brown bears, Kamchatka Peninsula, weather, hibernation, hunting, siblings, solitude, tranquility, survival, nature, salmon.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lava, geysers. Bears, jellyfish, salmon, sea lions, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gorgeous, immersive, rare. First documentary shot in 3D, amazing landscape.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, flat. Too classical in its approach, some dull narration, some medium-quality footage.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Published in A
Monday, 16 December 2013 21:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sexual references, drug use, coarse language and comedic violence.

  • The pitch

    Rated Gee.

  • Starring

    Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, James Marsden, Meagan Good, Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Kristen Wiig, Jim Carrey, Liam Neeson, Sacha Baron Cohen, John C Reilly, Fred Willard, Tina Fey, Will Smith, Marion Cotillard, Vince Vaugn

  • Directed by

    Adam McKay

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are wrestled, kicked, punched, hit with objects, burned, maimed, shot (arrow), bitten by animals, arrested, poked, gassed. Attempted suicide (hanging), brawling, animal attacks, explosion, air raid. Dangerous driving, vehicle rollover, vehicle collision, car chase. Objects thrown, smashed, knocked over. Sexual assault (animal), rape, murder acquittal mentioned. World War II, Okinawa, Vietnam (War), DMZ, North Korea, nuclear apocalypse, communists, military-grade missile launcher mentioned. War victories against Nazis, Russians mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Hypodermic needle injected into skin. Used Band-Aid, dislodged eyeball. Bloody faces, bloody grazes, knife embedded in head, brain scans, blood in water. Broken back, neurological damage, coma, kid splattered in blood, detached corneas, shattered teeth, severed penis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, flirting, aggressive sexual advances, bum-slapping. Woman in bikini, exposed underwear, condoms. Drawing of people having a threesome. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage. Exposed breasts, pornography, strip clubs mentioned. Sexual-themed banter and innuendo. References to oral sex, masturbation. Venereal disease (crabs) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A group of people smoke crack. Smoking crack frequently mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer, wine). Smoking (cigar, cigarette).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Actual and slang terms for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. Racism, misogyny. Religious exclamations. Gender, ethnic, racial, cultural, disability jokes and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    News broadcasting, television, history, suicide, depression, separation, custody, blindness, mind-reading, ethics, rivalry, political incorrectness, 24/7 news, patriotism, journalism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, estranged family, job losses. Funeral, cemetery, bar, wedding settings. Previous wives, deceased mother mentioned. Jet, praying mantis, dog, sharks, bat, shark attack, dolphins, kittens, scorpions, seagulls, ocean fish, minotaur, ghostly apparition, werewolf, levitation, mind-reading. Fur worn, roast bat. Chicken, roast meat, roast bat, lobster eaten. Phlegm. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Farcical, zany, risky, funny, bawdy, ridiculous, bigger, broader, satire. Sometimes hilarious, star cameos, memorable battle sequence, terrific hair and costumes, generous performance from Will Ferrell. Fans will enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forced, disappointing, clunky, formulaic, silly, sagging, stumbling, imbalanced, self-indulgent, patchy, overlong. Reheated gags, many scenes/jokes fall flat, lacks finesse, less quotable.