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Paddington 2 (2017)

Published in P
Saturday, 02 December 2017 06:56
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  • Rating

    G: Very mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Paddington gets a Knuckle's sandwich.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice of), Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, Marie-France Alvarez, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ben Miller, Jessica Hynes, Robbie Gee, Tom Conti, Peter Capaldi, Noah Taylor, Brendan Gleeson

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are swept away, shot with a dart gun, trapped in a submerged vehicle, near-drowned, pursued, hit with objects, crushed by falling objects, squirted with liquids, thrown through the air/against a window, licked, pecked, handcuffed, jailed, grabbed, kicked to the ground. Flashback of an acrobat falling to her death (sabotage). A man wields a sword to threaten people/beheads some stuffed toys. Smashed glass, break-and-enter, theft, picking locks. A train carriage is derailed and falls into a river. A statue falls from a ledge and smashes into many pieces. A door is kicked in. Smashed vase. Prison escape. Howling, screaming. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Hand-holding, hugging, platonic kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (undesirable, maggot, yellow-bellies, scruffy, old bag, naive, gullible, mushy-brained, petty thief, career criminal, weirdo, hideous, bearded babboon, evil, devious, old crone, etc). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Paddington Bear, marmalade, family, employment, saving money, wrongful imprisonment, cooking, treasure hunts, innocence, yoga, performance, greed, birthdays, pop-up books, honesty, respect, community, good manners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Court, prison, light plane settings. Dog, pigeons, parrot, fish, turtle, stingray, swan. Waterfall, full moon. Burp, spitting, saliva, ear wax. A man eats dog food. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, funny, charming, splendid, cute, warm, enchanting, delightful, sweet, sharp, irresistible, exemplary, innocent, uncynical, joyful, unexpected, well-paced, loveable, heartwarming, beguiling, human, superior, cruelty-free. Uproarious/committed/flamboyant/self-parodying performance by Hugh Grant, impeccable/endearing/cuddly voice work by Ben Whishaw, pleasingly straightforward plot, hilarious mid-credits scene, wonderful sequences of physical comedy, clever moments, great comic timing, densely detailed production design, inventive set pieces, delectable colour palette, gorgeous animation, upbeat ending, eccentric/colourful/friendly/fairytale/quaint/fantasy London.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Free Fire (2016)

Published in F
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 02:08
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Check out the merch.

  • Starring

    Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Babou Ceesay, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor

  • Directed by

    Ben Wheatley

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Most of the movie is one continuous shootout. People are shot, slapped, punched, kicked, wrestled, choked, hit with objects/weapons, head-butted, thrown down stairs, bitten (hand/neck), set on fire, stabbed, run over, threatened, blasted through the air. People fall down, fall from ceiling height, smash glass underfoot. Crowbar shoved into mouth. Explosions, fire. Threat to kill/stack/set fire to bodies of children. Poking someone in the eye to check if they're dead mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: A face explodes when shot, a head bursts when run over by car. Bloody faces, mouths, bullet wounds, hands, cuts, knuckles, lip, clothes; bleeding, pooling blood, blood spatter, exposed brains. Needle inserted into palm, sewing needle used to stitch wound. Black eye, burned/blackened hands. Crying over a coffin. Dying of infection mentioned. Very high body count.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing. References to sex, masturbation, sexual harrassment of a minor leading to violence. Sexual innuendo: loaded weapons, insinuations that women can only make a living with a man or as prostitutes. Hooking up, oral sex, lube, man stripping down to his y-fronts mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (cocaine, marijuana; person gets stuck with needle). Alcohol (beer, recovering alcoholic). Smoking (cigarettes). Smack, junkie mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (lots), s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals, women and disabled people. Homophobic and misogynistic language/slurs. Slang for genitalia. Sexual innuendo and references. Ageist jokes.

  • THEMES

    Weapons trading, IRA, misunderstandings, shootouts, insults, last man standing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, bloody, crazy, chaotic, adrenalised, zany, absurd, entertaining, pulpy, authentic, accessible, short, unhinged, unrelenting, memorable, quippy, riotous, , bruising, effective, big, magnificent, noisy, over-the-top, comic, lively, committed, stylish, audacious. Cheeky/wry dialogue, relentless violence, talented/eccentric/impressive cast, hilarious/creative injuries, tight script, sharp direction, inspired/dizzying choreography, intricate sound design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, low-stakes, shallow, messy, unoriginal, scattershot, monotonous, single-minded. Action can get confusing/cartoonish/repetitive, some overused elements (orange/teal colour grade, ironic music choices), some clunky dialogue.

Red Dog (2011)

Published in R
Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:22
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A Dog for everyone.

  • Starring

    Noah Taylor, Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel, John Batchelor, Koko

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (drowning/shark attack). People are tackled, slammed against walls, headlocked, punched, shoved, wrestled, attacked by a cat, killed in a motorcycle accident (implied-carnage seen). Explosion (man killed). Animals are held at gunpoint, poisoned (off-screen, possibly by accident), near-hit by car, attacked by a cat, shot/shot at. People encourage a dog to maul a live bird. Arguing, scream. Slit your throat, stick him like a pig, man attacked by a great white shark, wife and child kid in auto accident, acts of violence, family rescued from fire mentioned. Barking, growling, hissing. Blood/gore: Corpse, coffin. An animal is operated on (in background), given an enema (off-screen). Dead/bloodied roo on road. Bloody cut, bandage. Wound-dressing. Severe sunburn, bite scars. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Flirting, kissing. Men in singlets/short-shorts, underwear; shirtless man. A man talks about beautiful women/fighting over women. Whoring mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication. Bar setting. Gambling (betting on eating competition). Anti-convulsants, [on] drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Cr*p, bastard, p*ss, ass. Name-calling. Religous exclamations (by God, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Western Australia, mining towns, best friends, community, loyalty, jealousy, relationships, town pets, the outback, romance, love, engagement, humour, stories, suicide, death, grief, hitchhiking, unlikely friendships, mates.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead fiance, dead pet. Dead wife/daughter mentioned. Birth scene, engagement, wedding scene, funeral scene. Dogs, puppy, flock of birds, chicken, cat, shark. Dog farts. Fishing. Meaty dog bone, barbecuing meat. Light plane. Based on real events. Based on the book Red Dog by Louis de Bernières.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, quirky, endearing, funny, moving, Aussie, vibrant, loveable, rare, heartwrenching, delightful, witty, funny, nostalgic, intimate, rewarding, involving, entertaining, eccentric, enjoyable, touching. Emotionally engaging, superb cast, terrific performances, lovely story, likeable/colourful characters, strong sense of place, great chemistry between Josh Lucas and Rachael Taylor, beautiful/superb/vivid/rich cinematography, wonderful/impressive 1970s period design, real-non-CGI performance by Koko as Red Dog.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A liitle overacted/overstated/sentimental/episodic.

Predestination

Published in P
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 02:17
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and violence.

  • The pitch

    Loopy.

  • Starring

    Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby

  • Directed by

    Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, burned, punched, near-hit by a car, hair-pulled, wrestled, kneed, elbowed, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, beaten. Babies are kidnapped, abandoned. Bomb explosion, objects smashed/thrown, shattering glass. Playground fight. Screaming. Newspaper clippings/discussion of bombings, debris. TV footage of boxing match. Blood/gore: Corpse (photo). Burning, charred flesh, scars. Bloody nose, bloody mouth, bloody hands, bloody bullet wound. Bandages, stitching.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex on a table. Kissing, undressing. Nude couple (side view), exposed breasts, shirtless man, cleavage. Sex change discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Anesthetic injection administered. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. Testosterone mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals and disabled people. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Time travel, undercover operations, terrorism, identity, orphans, abandonment, bullying, adoption, confessions, stories, etiquette, unwanted pregnancy, childbirth, desperation, loneliness, destiny, fertility, bureaucracy, bartending.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Birth scene. Hysterectomy mentioned. Hospital, orphanage, bar settings. Spider, plane, toilet, urination, vomiting. Cooking meat. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on Robert A Heinlein's All You Zombies.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thought-provoking, off-the-wall, bold, epic, compelling, effective, genre-crossing, polished, ambitious, entertaining, involving, well-intentioned, twisty, satisfying, suspenseful, clever, intriguing, classy, entrancing, strange. Exceptional performances, excellent special effects makeup, standout visuals, atmospheric score, faithful to source material.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, methodical. Weak dialogue, needlessly complex, cheap payoff, story is easy to unravel, frequently states the obvious.

Lawless

Published in L
Monday, 03 June 2013 06:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Top-shelf distillation of Matt Bondurant's viscous novel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Gary Oldman, Noah Taylor, Tim Tolin, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    John Hillcoat

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An animal is shot (off-camera). Many people are shot at close and mid-ranges with handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. People are stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, gang-raped (implied), hit with knuckle-dusters, butt-whipped, threatened, wrestled, thrown down stairs, dragged unconscious, pushed into an open grave, hit with objects, castrated, tarred & feathered, slapped, involved in shootouts. A man's throat is cut (in close-up), a man's neck is snapped. A man punches a law enforcement officer, forces gasoline hose into his mouth. Vehicles are shot at, crashed, sabotaged. Kids play and pose with machine guns. Smashed glass. Boot catches fire, building explodes. A battalion drowned at sea, Spanish Flu deaths mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bullet-ridden corpses. Lots of blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects, spilled on ground. Spitting blood. Bruising, grazes, scratches, burst blood vessel in eye, bandage, stitches. A corpse in a coffin is fed beer and a cigarette at a funeral. Severed testicles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman climbs atop a man beneath the sheets. A woman is gang-raped (implied). A man drunkenly fondles a woman. Burlesque dancing mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: Two fully nude women (some nudity obscured). Lingerie. Topless woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (moonshine, spirits, beer), drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes), chewing tobacco.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, insults. Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family history, bootlegging, prohibition, moonshine, corruption, gangsters, mobsters, 1920s Virgina, racial segregation, outlaws, brothers, justice, revenge, murder, invincibility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, hospital, burial and funeral settings, rickets. Horses, chickens, birds, fawn. Spitting, feet-washing, campfire, taxidermy (fowl), dust storm, welding sparks. Cooking steak.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive action and gun sequences. Impressive performances, taut script, potent atmosphere, steady pace, handsome visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exceptional talents are underused. Slightly overlong. Generic, unimaginative.