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Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The man behind the smokescreen.

  • Starring

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman slaps her husband's face. A man is pushed aside. A man thumps his fist on a desk and yells at a female employee. A man swipes objects from a table and throws a bottle while arguing with his wife. Kids play with toy rifles. Discussion about war and war tactics includes mentions of: Nazis, Hitler, dropping bombs, Allied forces, the Blitz, beach landings, many men/soldiers/civilians will be killed/slaughtered/butchered, casualties, poison gas, Boer War, Gallipoli, etc. Yelling, arguing. Sound effects of bombing, explosions, cries of pain, screaming heard. Blood/gore: A man walks through a muddy field littered with dead soldiers on ground/in barbed wire. Bloody sea water. A man says "their blood soaks my hands" referring to casualties of war. A man describes battle injuries ("eyes shot out, legs blown up by land mine, many dead or maimed, shellshocked, bloody sea foam", etc.) A man walks with a cane.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Man in underwear, man in robe. Perverted mentioned (malapropism).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, bastards. Name-calling (smug, puffed up little sh*t, bloody fool, stupid girl, etc). Religious references (prayer) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, bloody hell, for Christ's sake, goddamn, God knows, oh Heavens, God speed, etc).

  • THEMES

    Winston Churchill, World War II, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Eisenhower, Allied forces, US-UK relations, 1940s Britain, leaders, history, speeches, heroes, duty, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, extra-marital affairs mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Testament of Youth

Published in T
Sunday, 19 April 2015 02:34
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  • Rating

    M: War themes, death and bloody injury.

  • The pitch

    Painless and noble.

  • Starring

    Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Miranda Richardson, Georgina Bennett, Emily Bevan, Anna Chancellor, Teresa Churcher, Laura Elsworthy, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes

  • Directed by

    James Kent

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Sirens, explosions/gunfire heard. Objects thrown. People are playfully slapped, dunked underwater. Arguing. Newspaper reports mention assassination, war, names of those fallen in combat. Blood/gore: Corpses. War victims covered in blood/flesh matter. Bloody heads/clothing/objects/fingers/hands/arms/legs/grazes. Bubbled/blistered skin, open wounds, missing limbs, wound-cleaning, object removed from skin, feverish twitching. Injection administered (no needle seen). Patients on hospital cots, stretchers, crutches. Bandages, slings, IV drips, medical equipment. Blowing brains out, shot by a sniper, gangrene, sawed arm off, mustard gas, infection mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless men. Undressing/dressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A drug is administered (intraveneously) to a patient. Alcohol (champagne). Smoking (cigarettes, pipes). Morphine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Gender, class stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Vera Brittain, World War I, writing, engagement, family, siblings, love, romance, Armistice Day, nursing, grief, loss, anger, piano-playing, poetry, gender roles, Oxford, PTSD, loyalty, pacifism, correspondence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brothers, sons, fiance, friend. Burial scene. Trenches, church settings. Horses, seagulls, birdsong, canary. Fur worn. Brief German (no subtitles). Based on the memoir by Vera Brittain.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stirring, careful, shaded, forthright, restrained, bruising, evocative, smart, streamlined, moving, well-made. Strong cast, beautiful acting, glorious/stellar/dazzling performance from Vikander, modest budget, arresting opening scene, respectful/tear-inducing tone, exquisite costumes, stirring score, beautifully observed moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, stiff.

Belle

Published in B
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:43
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Slavery takes many forms.

  • Starring

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sarah Gadon, Sam Reid, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, James Norton, Tom Felton

  • Directed by

    Amma Asante

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man grabs a woman inappropriately. Frequent discussion of people deliberately drowned (Zong Ship disaster). A woman beats her chest, claws at her face. Slave trade, human cargo discussed. Yelling, arguing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Plunging necklines, cleavage. Semi-naked statues.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, tankards of ale). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Racism, sexism. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    18th Century England, aristocracy, adoption, slavery, inheritance, love, family, father-daughter relationships, abolition, social status/rank, skin colour, debutantes, spinsters, history, justice, law, appeals, morality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother frequently mentioned. Deceased father mentioned. Marriage proposal, broken engagement. Church, parliament settings. Roast meat eaten, drying skins seen. Brief French (no subtitles). Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fresh, interesting, engrossing, handsome, lavish. Extraordinary story, skilful writing, impressive performances, strong heroine, pleasant visuals, sumptuous production values, top cast, capable direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic style, mixture of fact and fiction.

Muppets Most Wanted

Published in M
Sunday, 30 March 2014 23:27
Preceded by PARTY CENTRAL, a MONSTERS UNIVERSITY short film featuring monsters, cups/cans of (implied) alcohol, college/frat party stereotypes, explosions and a mention of a monster's girlfriend making out with another guy.   DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is intended for general entertainment, interest and educ...

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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Kermit gives you what you want.

  • Starring

    Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Hugh Bonneville, Jemaine Clement, Sean Combs, Rob Corddry, Mackenzie Crook, Céline Dion, Lady Gaga, Zach Galifianakis, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Tom Hiddleston, Ray Liotta, James McAvoy, Chloë Grace Moretz, Usher Raymond, Miranda Richardson, Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo, Stanley Tucci, Christoph Waltz

  • Directed by

    James Bobin

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are kicked, fired through the air, headbutted, arrested, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, bound, straight-jacketed, muzzled, tasered, threatened at gunpoint, head-slammed. Characters fall from a high ledge, dangle precariously. Prison escape, theft, break-and-enter, priceless objects smashed, broken mirror, bribery, dangerous driving. Armed soldiers, explosions, war trenches re-enactment, grenade thrown, ticking bomb, machine-gun fire. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bones, carcasses, skeleton.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy costumes/dancewear. Men in long underwear. A character wears lingerine. Very mild innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne). A bartender mixes cocktails.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Police, gender, cultural stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Muppets, art theft, weddings, sequels, stage fright, world tours, performance, team work, museums, the Crown Jewels, betrayal, auditions, cabaret, friendship, forgiveness, mistaken identity, heists.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison, church, bar settings. Wedding proposal. Fireworks, helicopter, full moon, lightning, thunder. Animal puppets (pigs, frogs, bears, chickens, bulls, penguins, unicorn, armadillo, rats, flamingos). Dogs, pigeons, ravens, flocks of birds. Grim reaper, fur rugs. Brief subtitles, some German, some Spanish.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ridiculous, better, fun, smart, sweet, gratifying, special, entertaining, charming, self-mocking, breezy, charismatic, clever, globetrotting, caper-filled, wacky, mirthful, pun-packed, fast-paced, wholesome, campy, good-humoured. Star-studded cameos, amazing characters, inspired casting, terrific soundtrack, epic production numbers, consistently funny.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, under-plotted, overlong, uneven, tiresome, grating. Predictable ending, not enough Beaker.