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Moonlight (2016)

Published in M
Monday, 09 January 2017 09:12
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  • Rating

    M: Drug use, coarse language, sex and violence.

  • The pitch

    At some point you gotta decide for yourself who you gonna be.

  • Starring

    Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

  • Directed by

    Barry Jenkins

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A student is bullied throughout his childhood/teen years. He is punched, kicked, beaten, pursued, teased, pushed, wrestled to the ground, poked, shoulder-charged, arrested. A teen male is hit over the head with a chair. A woman is grabbed out her car. A man is  poked in the chest. Objects thrown at window (glass smashes). Yelling, arguing. Getting locked up, probation, in juvie mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, cuts, nose, mouth, clothing, bandage. Bruising, swelling. Funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A standing couple has sex at an outdoor table (rear view/no nudity). A man wipes ejaculate from his boxer shorts (wet dream implied), his hands (after orgasm). Masturbation, kissing, caressing (m-m). A teen youth describes receiving a blow job and sex from a teen girl. Boys compare penis sizes (no genitals seen), boy in bath. Shirtless man, shirtless boy, skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug dealing. Smoking (crack, cigarettes, joints). Alcohol (beer, wine). A boy seeks refuge from bullies in a crack den. A woman deteriorates over the course of the film from drug addiction finally ending up in a drug and rehab centre. Rocks, selling drugs, gin, crackhead mama, blunt, wasted mom, trapping mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, n-word, s-words, a-words,. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (Nigga, black, funny, soft, wild, little, faggot, boy, b*tch, slick, crackhead, kunckleheads, liar, etc). Religious exclamations (who the hell?, good as hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Identity, masculinity, race, sexuality, poverty, rolemodels, bullying, trust, drugs, addiction, survival, abuse, neglect, social expectation, self-discovery, African American males, crime communities, cultural pressure, fragility, loneliness, repression, homophobia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of rolemodel (m). Drug-addicted parent. Brief strobing lights. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, precise, compassionate, insightful, devastating, bold, operatic, significant, affectionate, concerned, vital, contemporary, beautiful, intimate, complex, nuanced, subtext-rich, resonant, universal, transformative, haunting, introspective, poignant, perceptive, exquisite, personal, mellow, startling, immersive, mesmerising, deep, tender, eye-opening, thrilling, necessary, devastating, relevant, astonishing, refreshing, moving, electrifying, stunning, powerful, lyrical, grounded. Outstanding/shining/heartbreaking/indelible/exceptional performances, fine cast, seductive/evocative/smooth lensing, superb/varied/lush music choices, fluid editing, challenges stereotypes, socially conscious, never preachy; a masterpiece.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Collateral Beauty (2016)

Published in C
Friday, 23 December 2016 06:24
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love. Time. Death.

  • Starring

    Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore, Kylie Rogers

  • Directed by

    David Frankel

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man falls off his skateboard; skateboard thrown. Yelling, arguing. A young girl tells her father she hates him. Blood/gore: Childhood illnesses/death discussed. Stroke, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), remission, [child] taken off life support mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, cleavage. A woman browses websites about fertility, conception, sperm donation, etc. Affair with work colleague mentioned. A man says "I've had sex without sexualising it".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Vials of pills seen on table. Psycho-stimulant drug, buy designer drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, friggin'. Name-calling (pathetic, stalker, powerless, wood, dead tissue, paper tiger, sick, pushy, weepy, shriveled-up raisin, crazy, thug, mean, arrogant, etc). Religious references (oh my God, hell, oh God, Heaven, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, time, death, grief, depression, mental illness, friends, dominoes, loss of a child, recovery, advertising, actors, Christmas, hallucinations, improv, betrayal, private investigators.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents talk about the deaths of their children. Divorce, job loss mentioned. Dogs. Toilet, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Shiny. Impressive/stellar/deluxe cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shameless, unethical, nonsensical, silly, manipulative, goopy, ludicrous, trite, unchallenging, unmoving, predictable, whimsical, awards-baiting, treacly, cloying, mawkish, schmaltzy, unconvincing, calculated, transparent, heavy-handed, hammy, dishonest, fatuous, hokey, lame, misguided. Clumsy/overdetermined script, madly overqualified cast, one-note performance from Will Smith, programmed pathos, engineered suffering, faux-profound/blunt/expository dialogue, piled-on symbolism, relentless score, slovenly editing, painfully corny.

Our Kind of Traitor

Published in O
Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:11
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  • Rating

    15 (UK): Very strong language, strong sex, violence, drug use, sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    A game of hide and seek.

  • Starring

    Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Marek Oravec, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Dolya Gavanski, Mariya Fomina

  • Directed by

    Susanna White

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, punched, pushed, slammed against walls/objects, smacked, headbutted, stabbed, near-choked, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, scalded with hot tea, slapped, thumped. A dog is stabbed to death (yelp heard/corpse seen). Helicopter crash, explosion. Arguing, screaming. Stories heard of father hitting son for child playing with gun, a hero being executed, a woman being slapped during sex, a man shot during a violent sexual encounter with the gunman's mother. A man fears his family will be killed. Money laundering, traitor, corruption, son in jail, hunting, female trafficking, shoot myself mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal). Bloody faces, heads, cheek, hands, noses, objects, cut; blood spatter, wiping blood. Head with open bullet wound. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman screams/cries as a man takes her from behind. Couples have sex in bedrooms/in public against a wall. Kissing (m-f; f-f), hugging. Full male nudity (front and rear views), full female nudity (rear view), exposed breast, shirtless men, cleavage. Skimpy dancewear, clothing. A man is reminded of his infidelity (sleeping with a student). A teen girl claims she is pregnant.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine, smoking a joint). Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking. A room full of people appear to be intoxicated/stoned. Selling drugs, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nking, bloody. Name-calling. A child says the f-word; children are called a**holes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Informants, corruption, conspiracy, British intelligence, chance encounters, Russian mafia, tennis, family, relationships, suspicion, trust, surveillance, honour, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Family killed. Dead father/husband. Dead parents mentioned. Dogs, camel, birds, goats, deer, horses. Fireworks, helicopter, light aircraft. Some foreign languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, globetrotting, brisk, energetic, lingering, sleek, upscale, contemporary, well-intentioned, solid. Wild/funny/boisterous/colourful/alive/dynamic/flamboyant performance by Stellan Skarsgård, exotic locations, some rich characterisation, gorgeous/stylish/handsome/lush/inventive visuals, alluring set design, exemplary technical credits, visually engrossing, stunning cameo by Carlos Acosta, fun cameo by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Implausible, schematic, generic, unlucky-feeling. Straighforward plot, questionable casting, lacks the energy/pace of other le Carré thrillers.

SPECTRE

Published in S
Monday, 09 November 2015 09:12
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • Starring

    Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear

  • Directed by

    Sam Mendes

  • Running time

    148 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are shot, hit with objects, punched, elbowed, tackled, kicked, kneed, put in choke holds, head-slammed, eye-gouged, thrown through windows/windscreen, thrown from a helicopter, threatened, slapped, kidnapped, stabbed (needle), dragged from a moving vehicle, pistol-whipped, bound, neck-snapped. Explosions, bomb blast, falling building/people. Objects smashed, punched, kicked. Assassination attempts. Dangerous flying, car/motorcycle chase, vehicle/aircraft collisions, burning car, car into river, stolen car. Room ransacked. Bombings discussed. Fatal climbing accident, girl shooting a man dead, son killing father mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody face, head, clothing, thumbs, leg, objects, cuts, gunshot wounds, gouge. Blood spatter. Scar, milky eye (blindness implied). Medical procedures: objects inserted beneath skin, drill entering skull. IV drip, hypodermic needle seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Nude women caressing shirtless man, nude women dancing (opening credits). Octopus wrapped around nude woman. Women in underwear/nightwear/lingerie; shirtless man, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Reference to sex trade/trafficking.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails); intoxication. Smoking (a skeleton on a parade float smokes a cigar). Thallium poisoning mentioned. References to drug/pharmaceutical trade.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bastard. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    James Bond 007, espionage, secret agents, covert operations, suicide missions, Día de los Muertos, criminal organisations, surveillance, rogue agents, ethics.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead colleagues mentioned. Funeral setting. Coffin, memorials. Helicopter, plane, ravens, birds, octopus, rat. Some subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, stylish, camp, sexy, inventive, intelligent, complex, exciting, spectacular, silly, swaggering, confident, flamboyant, nostalgic, sleek, pulse-pounding, old-fashioned, rousing, expensive, enjoyable. Gasp-inducing/enthralling/impressive opening sequence, beguiling villain, convincing performance by Ralph Fiennes, twisty/funny script, astonishing scenery/art direction, extravagant locations/stunts, interesting/immersive/ravishing visuals, impressive production design, crisp/fluid cutting, controlled direction by Sam Mendes, Ben Whishaw is a delight.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Scattershot, deflating. Contrived backstory, circuitous plot, some rote elements, underwhelming score, slightly flat/overlong, suffers from a Dench-sized hole.

Southpaw

Published in S
Thursday, 20 August 2015 02:54
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hope gets belted.

  • Starring

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Skylan Brooks, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Beau Knapp, Miguel Gomez

  • Directed by

    Antoine Fuqua

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (driver crashes into tree). People get shot, punched, wrestled, slapped, elbowed, kicked, throat-grabbed, held at gunpoint, headbutted, restrained. Objects knocked over/smashed/punched, broken glass. Boxing sparring/training. Dead youth (shot by father), domestic violence mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts, eyes, mouth, clothing, hands, objects. Bloodshot/swollen eyes, bleeding, bruising. Patient in hospital bed, nasal breathing tube, bandages. Broken nose, shattered cheekbone mentioned. Hypodermic needle seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has implied sex. Kissing, finger-sucking, undressing. Nude male (no genitals seen), woman in underwear, shirtless men, skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage, pumped/sweaty abs.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills seen (none consumed). Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Roulette tables seen. Getting a hit, driving under the influence, no drinks, no drugs, Advil, sobriety mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gestures. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Boxing, family, child custody, orphans, father-daughter relationships, fundraising, charity, grief, debt, repossession, suicide, contracts, child services, anger management, responsibility, defense, redemption, title fights, self-determination.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother. Incarceration, foster care mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, bar, courtroom settings. Bright camera flashes. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, compelling, gritty. Vulnerable/rough/ferocious/charismatic/riveting/spellbinding/standout performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, rough-edged/stripped-down tone, edgy cast, good chemistry/rapport among leads, well-crafted/taut/suspenseful boxing scenes, wrenching death scene, gutsy direction, dynamic lensing, competent screenplay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, predictable, bland, clichéd, unsurprising, heavy-handed, melodramatic, unsubtle. Soapy narrative, creaky plotting, oversells the stakes, Forest Whitaker and Naomie Harris are underused, some incoherent dialogue.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Published in M
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 22:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Deserves unconditional release.

  • Starring

    Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Simo Mogwaza, Fana Mokoena, Thapelo Mokoena, Jamie Bartlett, Deon Lotz, Terry Pheto, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Gys de Villiers

  • Directed by

    Justin Chadwick

  • Running time

    146 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are set alight, tortured, dowsed with petrol, shot, kicked, punched, stomped, grabbed, slapped, harassed, arrested, hit with objects, thrown, pursued. Police brutality, death in custody. Explosions, arson, burning objects, Molotov Cocktails, smashed windows, ransacked house, home invasions, bomb-making. Vehicle pursuit, rioting, protests, street violence, objects thrown. Boxing training. Tanks, armed police, military jets, gas canisters fired. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Blood splatter, blood on ground, pooled blood. Injured people, corpses covered in blood, bloody cuts, bloody bullet wounds. Coughing blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have (mostly implied) sex. Naked men, people in underwear. Shirtless youths. Flirting, kissing, caressing, undressing. Infidelity. Evening wear, flimsy nightwear. Syphilis mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits). Bar setting. Intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Racist language.

  • THEMES

    Nelson Mandela, biography, apartheid, family, ritual, duty, racism, South Africa, prejudice, ANC, justice, protest, segregation, family, marriage, divorce, freedom, imprisonment, hard labour, censorship, abolition, suffering, progress, activism, forgiveness, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son, deceased mother, relationship breakups. Estranged wife, children. Murdered children, friends. Marriage proposal, wedding, pregnancy. Courtroom, prison settings. Plane, helicopter,  low-flying aircraft. Cows, chickens, horses, goats, dogs, cockroaches. Urination, vomiting. Brief Xhosa language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stirring, ambitious, epic, complex, exhaustive, gut-wrenching, respectful, inspirational, comprehensive, reverent, enlightening, moving, glossy. Convincing performances, sumptuous production values, detailed period re-creation, celebratory tone.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Straightforward, sprawling, reaching, dry, conventional, stiff, flat, tangled, cursory, long, dull, uncomplicated. Uneven opening, busy music choices, tries to cover too much history, cheesy ageing makeup.