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Don't Tell (2017)

Published in D
Friday, 12 May 2017 00:27
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • Starring

    Sara West, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Porter, Gyton Grantley, Robert Taylor, Martin Sacks, Robert Coleby, Leeanna Walsman

  • Directed by

    Tori Garrett

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Implied suicides (hanging legs of girl; man dead in car with hosepipe attached to muffler). A woman explains the details of the sexual abuse she experienced as a child (see Sex/Nudity category). A woman experiences frequent flashbacks of her molester/the abuse she suffered. A man is kicked, face-grabbed. A woman shoots a door, fires a gun into the air. A couple is held at gunpoint. A woman looks at crime scene photos/suicide note of her dead abuser. Video seen of police interviewing a child abuse victim. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Suicide, child abuse, paedophile, arrests, stolen car, self-harm discussed/mentioned. A woman mentions a legal case (Deatons Pty Ltd v Frew) where a barmaid threw a glass at a patron causing blindness. A man walks into an animal pen with a gun ready to shoot a lame kid goat/a crying woman tenderly holds the animal while gesturing her disagreement/the scene ends implying that the animal was saved. Blood/gore: Corpses (hanging legs/body in car).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A  male teacher is seen grooming a young girl for sex (touching/caressing/kissing/undressing/handing her notes/making her promise not to tell anybody about his behaviour/asking her to lie down). A woman describes the sexual abuse she received as a child (mostly mentioned or implied in flashback sequences); a trusted male is seen touching/caressing/undressing/grooming her; digital penetration/full sex/kissing her breasts, nipples and between legs/placing her hand on his penis/erection/"something wet might happen"/inserted penis into vagina mentioned. A woman describes how a teacher put his hand on her breast when she was a schoolgirl, a woman describes how a teacher put his hand up her school uniform touching her thigh up to her bikini line, a woman describes how she saw a male teacher watching female students as they showered. A woman experiences flashbacks of previous sexual abuse during sex (girl in bra/man in shirt/thrusting/sex noises). A woman hears her partner having sex with another woman. Cleavage, skimpy clothing, kids in swimwear, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, intoxication). Smoking (cigarettes - frequent). Self-medicates, drugs, alcohol mentioned. Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Name-calling (crazy b*tch, cow, meathead, pr*ck, surly, rebellious, angry, volatile, serial predator, bastards, b*tch, Judas, etc). Religious references and exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, Heaven, gospel, for Christ's sake, etc).

  • THEMES

    Sexual abuse, child abuse, rape, PTSD, Toowoomba Prepatory School, Lyndal, victims, cover-ups, Kevin Guy, denial, investigation, justice, abusers, suicide, Stephen Roche, lawyers, family, quiet country towns.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Courtroom, pub settings. Divorced parents mentioned. Sheep, goats, cows. Based on a true story. Based on the book Don't Tell by Stephen Roche.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:55
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong battle violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Quite a wall to climb.

  • Starring

    Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Matt Nable, Nathaniel Buzolic, Richard Roxburgh

  • Directed by

    Mel Gibson

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, bayoneted, set alight, thrown/blasted through the air, hit with objects, throat-grabbed, dragged, near hit-by vehicles, found crushed beneath a car, slapped, teased, bullied, beaten, rammed against a wall, buried alive, throat-sliced (off-camera/sound heard), sabotaged, captured, beheaded, sacrificed (harakiri). Explosions. Siblings wrestle/fight/punch/kick; a boy hits his brother over the head with a brick. A woman is threatened by an alcoholic husband. A man holds his father at gunpoint. A father threatens to beat/whip his sons. A story is heard of two young men committing suicide because they were declined entry into the military. Newreel footage of Nazi soldiers/flags. Objects thrown, smashed, exploded, grabbed, punched. Very intense and grisly battle scenes. Military vehicles/training/ships/aircraft, grenades, satchel charges, bayonet attacks, mortars. Yelling, arguing, screaming, battle cries. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (many - fresh/decomposed/piled up). Bloody heads, hands, faces, hair, legs, clothing, ground, wounds, linen, cuts, scrapes; blood on headstone, spots of blood spray, spurting blood, blood extraction. Torsos cut in half, missing limbs, spilled guts, visible bone/flesh. Torsos/bodies used as shields. Needles injected into skin (one seen in close-up). People on stretchers, hospital beds. Bandages, tourniquets, bruising, bloodshot eyes, scarred (burned) face/arm, rope burns. Surgery, vials of blood/plasma. Knife protruding/removed from boot.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple kiss in their bedroom on their wedding night (sex implied - not seen). Nude man (genitals mostly obscured - full rear view seen), shirtless men, men in loincloth underwear, cleavage. Kissing, flirting. A man reads a 1940s girlie magazine. Married to first cousin, lover, mistress, concubine mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (morphine). Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, alcoholic husband/father. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, son-of-a-bitch. Name-calling. Slang words for genitals/bodily functions/women. Heavy religious references and exclamations (damn, what the hell, Satan, the Sabbath, good Christian, good Lord). Derogatory references/jokes about religion, women, American Indians, countryfolk.

  • THEMES

    Desmond Doss, conscientious objectors, army medics, faith, religion, Seventh Day Adventism, World War II, the Battle of Okinawa, court martial, stubbornness, pride, dating, imprisonment, morals, nightmares, rescue, heroes, brotherhood, mateship.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemtery, church, courtroom, hospital, war settings. Alcoholic husband/father. Dead friends. Marriage proposal, engagement, woman stood up at altar, man tells how he was given up to an orphanage as a child. Rats, maggots. Waterfall. Toilet. Vomiting. Vision at end credits. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, riveting, maddening, gruesome, effective, bloody, brutal, powerful, visceral, devastating, potent, bombastic, crowd-pleasing, pounding. Extraordinary second half, lucid/clear/violent/long/gut-wrenching/blistering/relentless/delirious/kinetic/staggering/skillfully choreographed action, captivating/sincere/winning/inhabited/committed/likeable/believable performance by Andrew Garfield.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, cheesy, programmatic, safe, overdone. Conventional/corny/groan-worthy/clichéd first half, promotes pacifism by celebrating violence.

Saving Mr Banks

Published in S
Friday, 22 November 2013 06:07
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    A trip down Cherry Tree Lane.

  • Starring

    Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, BJ Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Rose Buckley

  • Directed by

    John Lee Hancock

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (intended drowning implied). A man refers to being impoverished, beaten as a child. A woman hopes an aircraft will crash. Objects thrown out windows, a man falls from a platform. Raised voices, yelling. A man says an incident "would've killed" him (figurative). Kamikaze, shooting injury mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on tissues, sheet, mouth, clothing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails, hip flask). Alcohol dependency, intoxication. A child is sent to fetch alcohol. Smoking. Vials of prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations; blasphemy mentioned. Cultural, gender, period, author stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Mary Poppins, P L Travers, Walt Disney, film rights, screenwriting, storyboards, rehearsal, editing, approval, psychological triggers, early 20th Century Australia, 1960s Los Angeles, contracts, father-daughter relationships, musicals, film-making, Disneyland, chauffeuring, alcoholism, grief, memories, abandonment, struggle, trust, forgiveness, disapproval, skepticism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Sick father, deceased father. People are fired. Airport, fairground, theme park settings. Plane, costumed characters, balloons, ivory. Dogs, horses, chickens, flies, bull, kangaroo. Based on a true story. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rich, old-fashioned, solid, affecting, charming, funny, witty, well-crafted, gentle, stirring, decent, moving, lingering, family friendly. Outstanding performances, a-list cast, impressive costume and production design, ingenious script, rich visuals, doesn't glorify Disney.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsurprising, soft, square, sentimental. One or two clumsy missteps, flashbacks become repetitive.

Patrick (2013)

Published in P
Sunday, 10 November 2013 23:54
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Coma, coma, coma, coma, coma chameleon.

  • Starring

    Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Damon Gameau, Martin Crewes, Eliza Taylor, Simone Buchanan, Shane Nagle, Jackson Gallagher

  • Directed by

    Mark Hartley

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attacked with syringe, near-choked, murdered, electric-shocked, slapped, bitten, hit with objects, stabbed, bound, electrocuted, hit, crushed, thrown through the air, trapped, drowned, near-strangled, suffocated, impaled. Reckless driving, vehicle accident. An animal is killed, eaten. Smashed objects, broken glass, exploding glass. Suicide references. Double murder mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses, comatose victims on hospital beds. Hypodermic needles in skin, eyeball. IV drips, breathing tubes, EEGs, flatlining, injections. Dripping blood, bleeding hands, bloody cuts, bloody mouth, objects in flesh, glass shards, exploding body part, bandages, twisted body. Open wounds, open corpses, exposed blood and flesh. Burning flesh, melting flesh, scarred skin, rotting flesh, glaucoma, animal slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Full female nudity, naked men (rear view), exposed breasts, shirtless men. Kissing, genital-groping. Reference to previous sex acts. Photos of woman in swimwear, skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Bar setting. Unknown fluid injected. Tray of prescription pills, bottle of tri-xylicone 3 seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Derogatory slang for coma victims. Gender, nursing, marriage, relationship, mad scientist, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Brain damage, involuntary muscle spasm, vegetative state, brain death, electric-shock therapy, neurology, murder, father-daughter relationships, death, psychic communication, telekinesis, obsession, ethics, insanity, matricide, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation. Morgue, ex-convent setting. Deceased husband, deceased mother/wife damaged brain, stroke victims, traumatic brain injuries, haunted houses, car crash/motorcycle crashes, diving accident, cancer mentioned. Frog, lightning, thunder. Spitting. Mysterious faces, shadows, movement. Loud knocking, sudden noises. High aerial cinematography. Brief post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Startling, terrifying, chilling, jumpy, unsettling, graphic, scary, polished, expeditious, amusing, gothic, pulpy, giddy, daft. Eerie soundtrack, creepy atmosphere, beautifully paced, excellent performances, glorious score, constantly moving camerawork, sharp screenplay, seamless effects, theatrical set design, crisp editing, dark tone, tense finale, respectable remake.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cheap scares, some ordinary special effects, a little uneven at times.