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Café Society (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:59
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Watch every movie like it's your last.

  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Jeannie Berlin

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, threatened at gunpoint, robbed, roughed up, arrested. Death sentence (electric chair). Objects damaged (sabotage). A man says he will kill himself/die if he loses a woman. A story is heard of a taxi driving through the frontage of a restaurant. Man knocking his mistress's teeth out, threats to beat up neighbour, threats to shoot dog, deliberately denting car, Adolf Hitler, racketeering, extortion, tax evasion, execution mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bodies thrown into pits/covered with cement. Bloody shirt, towel. Scattering ashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man hires a prostitute. Undressing, kissing. Woman in underwear. Cleavage. Infidelity. Sex with wife/other woman, men leaving wives for younger women, man sleeping with wife's sister, stripper, blowing fortune on showgirls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine). Bar, nightclub settings. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (craps). Opium, blowing fortune on racing, muggles, reefers, smoking dope, dope addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bullsh*t, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (oh God, Jesus, what the hell, Christ).

  • THEMES

    1930s Hollywood, 1930s New York, manners, nepotism, pretension, socialites, gangsters, infidelity, disillusionment, rejection, brothers, name-dropping, scandal, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Man cheating on wife. Marriage proposals. Relationship breakups. Wedding, courtroom, bar, club, prison settings. Leaving wife for other woman, husband left wife for best friend, divorce mentioned. Fur coats. Horse. Power blackout. Some Hebrew.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bittersweet, easygoing, snazzy, enjoyable, nostalgic, witty, charming, polished, lavish, watchable, elegant. Top-rate/adept ensemble cast, endearing chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, sumptuous/honeyed/lustrous visuals, rich/inspired production design, nimble/formidable/breathtaking/scrumptious cinematography, diosyncratic dialogue, witty costuming, rich/romantic soundtrack, poignant ending; Allen's first use of digital cameras.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, uneven, forgettable, frustrating. Some out-of-place/unconvincing elements, feels a little too fabricated/contrived at times.

Irrational Man

Published in I
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:55
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and a sex scene.

  • The pitch

    No, you Kant.

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are poisoned, manhandled, wrestled, stalked. A man falls down an elevator shaft (fatal). Russian Roulette played. Break-and-enter. Hypotheticals mention killing people; murder discussed. Mentions of reporter killed in Iraq, friend dying in explosion, friend stepping on landmine in Iraq, mother committing suicide, Hurricane Katrina. References to suicide, drowning. Cancer, heart attack mentioned. Blood/gore: Drawing of decapitated man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (from shoulders up). Implied sex and attempted sex (scenes of man and woman in bed together, shoulders bare). Kissing, hugging, flirting. References to professor's past affairs with students, discussion of past relationships (many women and one night stands). References to orgasms, masturbation, infidelity. Male impotence discussed. Skimpy clothing, underwear seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Drinking from hip flask while driving. Looking wasted, drug use, Viagra mentioned. Prescription pill consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious exclamations. Sexual innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Inappropriate relationships (professor-student), philosophy, murder, situational ethics, infidelity, unhappy marriages, academia, morality, nihilism, ennui, existentialism, gossip, scandal, alcoholism, writer's block, impotency.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead mother, divorce, custody battle mentioned. Relationship breakup, anxiety attack. Horses.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slinky, jazz-infused, vigorous, engaging, youthful, energetic, fresh, breezy, modest, intellectual, offbeat, weird, amiable. Sparky chemistry between Stone and Phoenix, shrewd supporting cast, witty dialogue, darkly humourous, textured cinematography, fluid editing, invigorating soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forgettable, underpowered, unrealised. Under-realised female characters, unconvincing romance, sagging middle act, meandering/familiar plot, sloppy direction/writing, lazy/improbably plot twists, redundant/charmless voice-overs.

Grace of Monaco

Published in G
Monday, 09 June 2014 12:21
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual reference and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Kidman is Grace-ful.

  • Starring

    Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Frank Langella, Olivier Rabourdin, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Robert Lindsay

  • Directed by

    Olivier Dahan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is slapped. A glass is knocked over/smashed. Dangerous driving. Archival footage of Algeria crisis (tanks, rioting, soldiers). Kids playfight (cowboy costumes, guns). Sticking pins in effigy, fighting war in Africa, fascism, communism, extortion, warships, assassination attemp (Charles de Gaulle) mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Low-cut gowns, cleavage, nightwear, swimwear. Couple seen in bed together.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine). Casinos mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word. Actual terms for male genitalia. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Grace Kelly, Monaco, Prince Rainier III, Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles de Gaulle, royalty, loneliness, regret, politics, publicity, press releases, press leaks, trust, obligation, protocol, deportment, betrayal, loyalty, family, fairy tales.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Orphanage setting. Divorce mentioned. Dogs, horses, parrot, fireworks, full moon. Fur worn. Some French (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mannered, lightweight. Muted tone, some beautiful costumes, Kidman is okay.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uncompleted, fictionalised, laughable, contained, unsatisfying, clunky, unconvincing, expository, dull, stiff, thudding, staged, middlebrow, cardboard, cornball. Factually inaccurate, one-note characters, thinly conceived, squanders opportunities, groaningly literal script.

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

Published in A
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:14
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Only one calorie.

  • Starring

    Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey, Callum Blue, Allie MacDonald, Rhys Ward, Natalie Radford, Allison Dawn Doiron

  • Directed by

    Zack Bernbaum

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Television advertisements show a man walking the plank, a man firing a machine gun, a shopping trolley crashing into a car, a car crashing through a wall. Vietnam (war) mentioned. A man appears to get sucked toward a television set. A woman smashes a television set. A man attempts to force himself sexually on a young female. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: A man convulses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Attempted date-rape. Kissing. Erectile dysfunction mentioned. Shirtless men. Women in bikinis.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, cocktails). Cocaine, being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, sonofab*tch, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Advertising, slogans, single-parenting, mental illness, gibberish, obsession, dating, acceptance, blackmail.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Deceased father, husband discussed. Unconscious man, a man missing for a year. Hippo, squirrel, cats, raccoon, owl, rabbit, mouse, horse (TV screen). Spitting. Toilet, urinal, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Amusing premise. Good performance from Greenwood.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-joke wonder. Feeble, vacant, insipid. Asinine screenplay, weak characterisation, weird ending.