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Concussion (2015)

Published in C
Saturday, 20 February 2016 02:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Do you understand the impact?

  • Starring

    Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Arliss Howard, Mike O'Malley, Eddie Marsan, Hill Harper, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Moyer, Richard T. Jones, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson

  • Directed by

    Peter Landesman

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicides (implied/discussed). A woman discusses being attacked (possibly raped). People are head-grabbed, punched, tasered (self), tackled, thrown head-down, threatened, throat-grabbed. Domestic violence (arguing, pushing/shoving). A man slams his fist on the table. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked; broken glass. Footage of police chase, exploding car. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Animation of head trauma/impact, frontal lobe damage. Death row, serial killer, nearly pushed my kid into a wall, killer proteins, your head on a spike, I'll kill you, arrest, fraud, federal threat, suicide, drinking anti-freeze, throwing animals down stairs, self-inflicted gunshot wounds mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on tables (morgue), body bags. Undressing/washing corpse. Autopsy (slicing skin, drilling, sawing, weighing organs, slicing/viewing tissue samples). Bloody face mask, bloody objects, bloody water. Scarred, bruised, broken, burned skin wound; contusions. Photos of deceased, broken/dislodged fingernails, bloody hands. Injection (through clothing). X-rays. Bird skull. Tooth pulled, uncontrolled bleeding, blood of the victim, haemophilia, tumour, scans, pulling teeth out and superglueing them back in, cardiac arrest, self-mutilating, CT scans, severe headaches, double vision, dizziness, chronic trauma, neck injury, dead footballers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy costumes. A woman suggests he was attacked and possibly raped.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (Haldol injected, sniffing fumes, vials of pills/medicine). Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Bar, nightclub settings. Narcotics abuse, overdose, Ritalin, Dexadrine, champagne, Zoloft, Lexapro, tobacco companies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), NFL, head knocks, brain damage, concussion, forensic pathology, autopsy, vagrancy, fame, domestic violence, aggression, mood swings, depression, medical journals, suicide, cover-ups, pregnancy, miscarriage, self-mutilation, drug addiction.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Court, morgue, church, bar, nightclub, funeral, hospital settings. Marriage proposal. Blackbird (opening credits), plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sobering, infuriating, good, gutsy, urgent, engrossing, enjoyable, competent, articulate, timely, thoughtful, well-meaning. Strong/fine cast, rich/memorable performances, fine/understated performance by Will Smith, harrowing subject matter, taut script, sharp editing, nicely shot, riveting at times.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsubtle, imperfect, uninspired, heavy-handed, workmanlike, slow-paced, dreary. Conventional storytelling, some on-the-nose exposition, uneven accent work, some puzzling scenes, bombastic score, overuse of the American theme.

Whiplash

Published in W
Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Gets under your skin.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Max Kasch, Suanne Spoke, Charlie Ian

  • Directed by

    Damien Chazelle

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, tackled, yelled at. Man trips and falls down stairs. Vehicle accident, reckless driving. Objects smashed, thrown, kicked. Suicide (hanging), dead man (car accident), "gut you like a pig" mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody hands, fingers, bandages, clothes, face. Blood on objects. Finger in splint. Bandages, callouses.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing, flirting. Sexual-themed insults.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling, misogyny, belittling. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Drumming, music, teachers, taskmasters, pressure, ambition, family, outcasts, tension, break-ups, expulsion, practice, conservatories, psychology, failure, jazz, rivalry, potential.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Meat, fish eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stunning, impressive, ferocious, high-energy, visceral, frenzied, crowd-pleasing, blistering, intense, exhilarating, electrifying, astounding, extraordinary, unapologetic, breathtaking. Wonderful performances, sensational soundtrack, unexpected twists, thriller-level tension, exceptional scene-building, jazzy visuals, outstanding editing, seismic final scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A tad melodramatic. Thinly written female characters.

Behind The Candelabra

Published in B
Sunday, 16 June 2013 11:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Behind the glamour.

  • Starring

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula, David Koechner, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Asanti, Rob Lowe, Bruce Ramsay, Dan Akyroyd, Paul Reiser

  • Directed by

    Steven Soderbergh

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man trashes a room, throws and smashes objects. Heavy drinking, getting into fights, libel mentioned. Blood/gore: Close-ups of cosmetic surgery show scalpel slicing skin, implant being inserted, skin folded back, hammering bone, exposed flesh, surgical instruments. Blood, bandages, swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Homosexual couples perform frequent sex acts (sodomy, oral sex implied). Kissing, flirting. Penis implants, erectile dysfunction, virginity, bisexuality, open relationships discussed. A man watches male-male porn, visits an adult shop. Infidelity. Nudity: Nude men beneath sheets, male bottoms. Shirtless men, men in underwear, swimwear. Carving on nude female figure on furniture.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medicine, tetrachloride mentioned. A man offers a pleasure drug to another man during sex. Drug addiction ("California diet" weight-loss pills, cocaine). Consuming pills, sorting cocaine into lines, rubbing gums with cocaine seen; snorting noises heard. Alcohol (beer, champagne, cocktails). Smoking. Gambling (slot machine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Liberace, cabaret, fame, love, piano, music, talent, homosexuality, foster care, adoption, legacy, opulence, wealth, flamboyance, loneliness, cosmetic surgery, paranoia, AIDS, bitter breakups, infidelity, secrets, privacy, age difference.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, gravely ill/deceased partner, relationship breakdown. Estranged father mentioned. Hospital, church, funeral settings. Dogs, dog attack (theatrical), horse, pig/pork (mentioned), dog poo, plane, vomiting. Furs worn and mentioned (fox, mink, raccoon). Kennedy assassination, blood poisoning, near-death experience, dialysis, cardiac arrest, autopsy, AIDS mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb performance from Michael Douglas, excellent supporting cast. Acute direction, focused screenplay; astounding make-up, costume and set-design. Hypnotic, strange, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable tangent, factual inaccuracies.