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Learning To Drive

Published in L
Sunday, 04 October 2015 08:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, sex, nudity and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Read the signs.

  • Starring

    Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury, John Hodgman

  • Directed by

    Isabel Coixet

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is verbally attacked with racial slurs. Vehicle collision. Road rage. Cartoon explosion. A woman throws a book in frustration. Shot fiance, tortured family, wrongful imprisonment, Osama (bin Laden) mentioned. Castration mentioned. Scream, arguing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex. A woman straddles a man to initiate sex/unclips a man's belt buckle. Exposed breasts, male bum, shirtless men, woman in nightgown, cleavage. Pictures of women in skimpy underwear. Infidelity, flirting, kissing. References to oral sex, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, Indians. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Racial slurs. Cultural/racial/religious stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Driving, lessons, relationships, adultery, marriage, political asylum, racism, Sikhs, multiculturalism, driving tests, arranged marriage, words, critics, independence.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husbands, brother/son, fiance, parents mentioned. Relationship breakup. Vomiting, toilet, planes, lightning, thunder. Vision during end credits. Based on the autobiographical essay by Katha Pollitt.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, insightful, well-meaning, metaphorical, respectful, grownup, amiable, gentle, warm, nice, fond, sweet, likable. Terrific cast, lovely/commanding/luminous performance by Patricia Clarkson, charming chemistry between Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, realistic characters, unpredictable at times, New York City looks terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soapish, unremarkable, sappy, toothless, bland, broad, lead-footed, pedestrian, unsurprising, familiar, unimaginative. Forced drama, often listless/uninvolving, several scenes are unnecessary/out-of-place.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Published in M
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 23:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence, science fiction themes and sustained threat.

  • The pitch

    It's WCKD.

  • Starring

    Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aidan Gillen, Patricia Clarkson, Katherine McNamara, Ki Hong Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Barry Pepper, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor

  • Directed by

    Wes Ball

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A character commits suicide (gunshot) offscreen. People are shot, punched, wrestled, tasered, poked, pushed, kicked, hung upside-down, tied up, pursued, slapped, struck by lightning, attacked by Cranks (zombie-like creatures), hit with objects, scanned, drained, strung up, tackled, dragged, headbutted, bitten (implied), near-crushed, hair-pulled. Characters dangle precariously, are thrown from high ledges. Animal kicked/grabbed/eaten. Armed soldiers, military vehicles/aircraft. Pickpocketing, objects thrown/rammed/knocked over, smashed glass. Devastated city, buildings, bridge. Explosions, building collapse, vehicle/helicopter rammed. Village/settlement attacked in air raid. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Cranks in chains/tormented for entertainment. Burning bodies, suicide, luring kids mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (including one with plastic bag over head)/covered bodies; walking dead, bodies entangled in vein-like vines. A character has his stomach clawed/gouged. Blood transfusion. Bloody/open wounds. Bloody/swollen eye. Bloody cuts, scratches, grazes, clothing, knuckles, bite wound; dripping blood. Bruising, bandages, IV drips, nasal tubes. Blood extraction. People are injected (hypodermic needles seen against skin); tray of syringes. Musculoskeletal/brain scans/imagery. Creatures in preservation tanks. Microchip tags seen under skin. Removing own eyes/blood everywhere mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, ogling. Women in skimpy clothing (prostitution implied). Male in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People drink an unknown intoxicant; hallucinations. Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Getting drunk mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastards, bloody. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, survival, trust, betrayal, human testing, memories, loyalty, teamwork, air strikes, death, suicide, grief, revenge, dystopia, virus, infection, immunity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend. Deceased family members/loved ones mentioned. A child is taken from its mother. Dog, rat, raven, helicopters, thunder, lightning. Barbecuing meat, animal horns on vehicle. Vomiting. Zombie-like creatures with black veins, snappy teeth and rotting/jutted flesh. High use of strobe lighting and fast editing/shaky camerawork. Based on the novel by James Dashner.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, incident-packed, efficient, straightforward, decent, genre-crossing. Imaginative/ace production design, sense of tension, genuinely scary/visceral/frightening Cranks, some effective staging, some thoughtful/brutal moments, some weird/cheeky scenes, some decent performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspiring, unsatisfying, confusing, derivative, forgettable, overlong, episodic, incohesive. Sketchy/indistinct characters, asinine premise, loose adaptation, little character/plot development, vague backstory, too much running but not enough raising the stakes.

The Maze Runner

Published in T
Friday, 12 September 2014 04:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence, science fiction themes and sustained threat.

  • The pitch

    Has got some flare.

  • Starring

    Dylan O'Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden, Kaya Scodelario, Chris Sheffield, Joe Adler, Alexander Flores, Jacob Latimore, Patricia Clarkson

  • Directed by

    Wes Ball

  • Running time

    113 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), are shot, impaled, punched, kicked, wrestled, tackled, caged, bound, tormented, grabbed, dragged, devoured by giant insect-like creatures, pushed, shoved, near-choked, near-drowned, near-crushed, gouged, hit with objects, pursued, infected, threatened at knife-point, threatened at gunpoint. Creatures are attacked, crushed. Molotov cocktail thrown, burning village, shattering glass. Footage of burning objects/villages. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, smeared blood, bloody bullet wounds, bloody scratches/grazes, spitting blood, blood-splattered walls. Darkened veins seen beneath skin. Bones, skeleton, skulls. Animal slime, internal organs, black blood. Bandage. Convulsing. Image of mass shallow grave. Medical procedures: People in white lab coats, medical instruments, brain/nerve imaging, operating table. People are injected with an unknown serum.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man, teen boys in tank tops.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). An unidentified healing serum is injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Experiments, teamwork, authority, mazes, fraternity, mystery, survival, rules, amnesia, memories, adventure, mapping, surveillance, deadly viruses, apocalypse.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Goats, scorpion-like creatures, characters with black/bloodshot eyes. Roast meat eaten. Thunder, helicopter. Spitting, regurgitating. Based on the book by James Dashner.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Breathless, energetic, character-driven, well-rounded, effective, solid, respectable, confident, lean, mean, brisk, tough, refreshing, unsentimental, human, macho, exciting, unpretentious, futuristic, distinctive, engaging. Strong/young/appealing/affable ensemble cast, striking visuals, convincing world-building, large-scale action, Grievers are well-designed/threatening/menacing, plausible/textured atmosphere of dread; a capable directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, derivative, unchallenging, unsuspenseful, business-driven. Calculated/deflating/underwhelming/infuriating/laughable ending, too many unanswered questions, overwrought dialogue, overbearing musical score.