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Don't Tell (2017)

Published in D
Friday, 12 May 2017 00:27
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • Starring

    Sara West, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Porter, Gyton Grantley, Robert Taylor, Martin Sacks, Robert Coleby, Leeanna Walsman

  • Directed by

    Tori Garrett

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Implied suicides (hanging legs of girl; man dead in car with hosepipe attached to muffler). A woman explains the details of the sexual abuse she experienced as a child (see Sex/Nudity category). A woman experiences frequent flashbacks of her molester/the abuse she suffered. A man is kicked, face-grabbed. A woman shoots a door, fires a gun into the air. A couple is held at gunpoint. A woman looks at crime scene photos/suicide note of her dead abuser. Video seen of police interviewing a child abuse victim. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Suicide, child abuse, paedophile, arrests, stolen car, self-harm discussed/mentioned. A woman mentions a legal case (Deatons Pty Ltd v Frew) where a barmaid threw a glass at a patron causing blindness. A man walks into an animal pen with a gun ready to shoot a lame kid goat/a crying woman tenderly holds the animal while gesturing her disagreement/the scene ends implying that the animal was saved. Blood/gore: Corpses (hanging legs/body in car).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A  male teacher is seen grooming a young girl for sex (touching/caressing/kissing/undressing/handing her notes/making her promise not to tell anybody about his behaviour/asking her to lie down). A woman describes the sexual abuse she received as a child (mostly mentioned or implied in flashback sequences); a trusted male is seen touching/caressing/undressing/grooming her; digital penetration/full sex/kissing her breasts, nipples and between legs/placing her hand on his penis/erection/"something wet might happen"/inserted penis into vagina mentioned. A woman describes how a teacher put his hand on her breast when she was a schoolgirl, a woman describes how a teacher put his hand up her school uniform touching her thigh up to her bikini line, a woman describes how she saw a male teacher watching female students as they showered. A woman experiences flashbacks of previous sexual abuse during sex (girl in bra/man in shirt/thrusting/sex noises). A woman hears her partner having sex with another woman. Cleavage, skimpy clothing, kids in swimwear, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, intoxication). Smoking (cigarettes - frequent). Self-medicates, drugs, alcohol mentioned. Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Name-calling (crazy b*tch, cow, meathead, pr*ck, surly, rebellious, angry, volatile, serial predator, bastards, b*tch, Judas, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, Heaven, gospel, for Christ's sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Sexual abuse, child abuse, rape, PTSD, Toowoomba Prepatory School, Lyndal, victims, cover-ups, Kevin Guy, denial, investigation, justice, abusers, suicide, Stephen Roche, lawyers, family, quiet country towns.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Courtroom, pub settings. Divorced parents mentioned. Sheep, goats, cows. Based on a true story. Based on the book Don't Tell by Stephen Roche.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Rise

Published in R
Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:35
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ride the wave.

  • Starring

    Nathan Wilson, Martin Sacks, Marty Rhone, Erin Connor, Vincent B. Gorce, Andy Sparnon, Linda Millar, Mack Lindon, James Kearney, Jason Muller, Anthony Miller, Ashley Pardey, Liz Cantor

  • Directed by

    Mack Lindon

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, punched, handcuffed, headbutted, kicked, beaten, shoved, tackled. Sparring, brawling. Armed robbery, bribery, arguing. Throat-slitting gesture. Rape, matricide, eating ear, murder (hit job), suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody necks, arms, clothing, faces. CPR, tattooing performed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Nude male (rear view), shirtless men, man in shower. Posters/tattoos of bikini-clad/near-nude women. Skimpy clothing, beachwear, club wear. Having sex, one-night stand mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bags of white pills (contraband)/boxes of prescription drugs seen. Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne). Bar, club settings. Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Morphine, selling drugs, smack, e's, wizz, juice, drink spiking, codeine, smoking crack mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bloody. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Derogatory term for women, derogatory reference to homosexuals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Justice, wrongful conviction, incarceration, innocence, faith, hope, forgiveness, unlikely friendships, biography, mother-son relationships, nursing, surfing, baptism, freedom, painting, toxicology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Courtroom, prison, bar, club, hospital settings. Pigeons, dogs, horses, crocodile, snake, mouse. Meat cooking, lightning, thunder, full moon. Toilet, urination, drool. Based on a true story. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emotional, dramatic, tense, striking, compelling, real, uncomfortable. Standout performance from Martin Sacks, complex characterisation from Nathan Wiilson, haunting/heart-wrenching/brave performance from Marty Rhone, veracious prison setting, stranger-than-fiction story, committed cast and crew, made with genuine sense of enthusiasm/passion/integrity.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Naive, one-sided. Occasionally uneven, weak courtroom scene, underdeveloped screenplay, curious pre-credits montage.

Bait 3D

Published in B
Thursday, 16 May 2013 03:32
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Two-for-one deal on catastrophe.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Richard Brancatisano, Sharni Vinson, Julian McMahon, Lincoln Lewis, Chris Betts, Dan Wyllie, Alice Parkinson, Phoebe Tonkin, Damien Garvey, Cariba Heine, Alex Russell, Adrian Pang, Qi Yuwu, Nicholas McCallum, Rhiannon Dannielle Pettett, Martin Sacks

  • Directed by

    Kimble Rendall

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Supermarket holdup; people threatened at gunpoint. A tsunami hits a coastal resort. Waves wash over people, crash through glass and into buildings. Multiple shark attacks; people pulled underwater, mauled. A man hacks a corpse's hand off. A man is speared with a javelin, stabbed with a meat hook. A shark is hit on the snout with a meat tenderiser. Animals are shot, tasered. Drowning, screaming, shoplifting. Earthquake tremors, explosion, sparks, debris. Mass devastation of buildings seen. Blood/gore: People/objects ravaged by sharks. Lots of blood in water, on heads, faces, hands. Blood pools, bloody objects. Dismembered limbs, rotting flesh, gaping wounds. Flesh eaten. Bloody grazes, object protruding from leg. Animal and many human corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Name-calling. Genre and gender stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Shark attacks, natural disaster, being trapped, feeling helpless, relationships, conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Birds (seagulls, magpies, crow), flocks of birds, dogs, seahorse, fish, sharks, sea-snake, jellyfish, helmet crabs. Hanging slabs of hooked meat. Helicopters. Broken engagement. Underwater camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, claustrophobic. Clever idea, good casting, well paced, engaging characters, good score, high body count. Enjoyable version of a well established formula.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Could be scarier. Ordinary acting, unremarkable special effects. Gimmicky, clichéd, dumb.