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Youth

Published in Y
Thursday, 19 November 2015 04:02
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    An orchestra of Simple Songs.

  • Starring

    Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Alex Macqueen, Paloma Faith, Ed Stoppard, Madalina Diana Ghenea, Sumi Jo

  • Directed by

    Paolo Sorrentino

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping; implied). People are slapped, kicked, pushed. A man dresses as Adolf Hitler, a table is thumped in anger. A music video shows dangerous driving, explosions, burning building, fire breathing, burning skin. Minor vehicle collision. A girl yells at her mother. Screaming. Stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood extraction, hypodermic needle filled with blood, woman covered in blood (theatrical). Bloody mouth, collar. Oxygen/breathing tank. Slipped in the bath/broken femur mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex against a tree. Full-frontal male and female nudity (lots). People in towels, swimwear, skimpy clothing, underwear, low-cut gowns. Cleavage, shirtless men, undressing. References to sexual desire/performance, orgasm. Two elderly men leer at a nude woman. A young girl leaves an older man's hotel room (sex/prostitution implied). A music video contains provocative movements/dancing. Homosexuality/sexual experimentation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (a man pops a champagne cork). Smoking. Gambling (friendly bets). A print article mentions surgery "without drugs". A man buys medication from a pharmacy. Getting drunk, snorting coke, morphine, alcoholic grandmother, drug rehab mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Life, friendship, ageing, music, levity, apathy, massage, scriptwriting, filmmaking, divorce, marriage, memory, bad dreams, mountaineering, fear, levitation, regrets, retirement, father-daughter relationships, love, fame.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged wife/mother. Plane, cemetery settings. Cattle, flock of birds, caged bird, dog (background), plane, lightning, thunder. Poultry/fowl leg eaten. Some Italian (subtitles), brief German (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Whimsical, intelligent, keen-witted, sensory, sharp, light, lush, nimble, vivacious, mature, refreshing, tender, funny, melancholy, glorious, masterful, impressionistic, lively, stylized, elegant, gorgeous, sweet-natured. Memorable performances, evocative lensing, ravishing/beautiful images, bracing soundtrack, delightfully unexpected interludes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Much of the brilliance is momentary.

Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

12 Years a Slave

Published in 0-9
Thursday, 14 November 2013 06:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Very black and white.

  • Starring

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Bryan Batt, Ashley Dyke, Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Zeigler, Tony Bentley, Scoot McNairy, Taran Killam, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt

  • Directed by

    Steve McQueen

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, kidnapped, chained, bound, gagged, beaten, hit with objects (repeatedly), stabbed, whipped, lashed, kicked, slapped, drugged, sold into slavery, lynched, near-hanged, near-choked, dragged, pursued, cut with a razor, threatened. Reference to suicide. Pleading, screaming, yelling, arguing. Execution, lashes mentioned. Ripped clothing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody face, bloody wounds, blood-stained clothing, bloody welts, slicing skin (from whipping), lash marks, open wounds, scars, bloodshot eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is raped. A couple have clothed sex. Kissing, breast-grabbing, masturbation. Full nudity (male and female), cleavage. Mistress.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is drugged. Alcohol (wine, hip flask). Intoxication. Tobacco purchased.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, n-word, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling. Racial, gender, cultural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Slavery, music, US history, human trafficking, kidnapping, biography, cotton-picking, hard labour, rape, pride, depression, prejudice, injustice, exploitation, barbarity, freedom, abolition, memoir.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child taken from mother, children drowning in sea (biblical) mentioned. Burial, grave-digging, funeral. Horses, goat, pigs, caterpillars, buzzing insects. Full moon, thunder. Vomiting, spitting. Based on a true story by Solomon Northup.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mesmerising, involving, raw, eloquent, horrifying, essential, epic, gut-wrenching, compelling, important, unflinching, brutal, eloquent, approachable, emotional, stark, visceral, unrelenting, necessary, brave, courageous, unforgettable, harrowing. Outstanding performances, pulsating score, memorable characters, stellar cast, astounding story, majestic direction, beautiful cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unrelenting, prettified.

Prisoners

Published in P
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Will hold you captive.

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette, Zoe Borde

  • Directed by

    Denis Villeneuve

  • Running time

    153 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Children kidnapped, a man commits suicide (gunshot). People are shot, punched, tormented, shoved, wrestled, threatened at gunpoint, bound, gagged, hooded, tortured, threatened with objects, beaten, pursued, head-slammed. Home invasions, property damage, smashed objects. An animal is shot, an animal is near-choked. Head-on collision, smashed windscreen, dangerous driving. Suicide mentioned (newspaper report). A television plays a war movie (planes, bombs, explosions, soldiers). Arguing, shouting, screaming. Sex offenders, killing children, abducting children, pornography mentioned. Blood/gore: Animal corpse, animal head. Human corpse tied to chair. Bloody cuts, bloody faces, blood on clothing, bloody hands, bloody bullet wound, split lip, severe swelling, bruising, bandage. Evidence photos (blood-splattered clothing).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Sedated child. Child injected with unknown drug (hypodermic needle seen entering skin). Prescription pills. Abducted child drugged with LSD mentioned. Alcohol (wine, spirits), inebriation.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Regional, cultural, disability stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Missing children, kidnapping, survival, police investigation, crime scene, vigilante justice, desperation, suspicion, moral dilemmas, Thanksgiving, family, sobriety, inadequacy, helplessness, righteousness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Video of missing child. Estranged husband, step-father, deceased parents, deceased child (cancer) mentioned. Rat, dogs, snakes, flies. Snake phobia mentioned. Slicing deer meat.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spellbinding, effective, tense, unflinching, riveting, exciting, cathartic, powerful, disturbing, potent, ambitious, complex, grisly, gruesome, unnerving, triumphant, brilliant, nail-biting, graphic, violent, dark, engrossing, brooding, visceral, compelling, fascinating, sombre, twisting, intense, exhilarating. Rich, twisting script. Outstanding performances, vivid characters, wrenching subject-matter, formidable editing, haunting score, immaculate tone, masterly film-making, excellent cast, rousing ending, visually eloquent, emotionally bruising.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exhausting, relentless, humourless, claustrophobic, bleak. Third act strains credibility.