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Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

Me Before You

Published in M
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:15
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love, Will.

  • Starring

    Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Peacocke, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Lewis, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Muzz Khan

  • Directed by

    Thea Sharrock

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a motorbike (implied), insulted, made fun of, doused with a bucket of ice (comic). Frequent references to suicide (scar on wrist) and planned/assisted suicide/euthanasia. Objects torn, smashed. Yelling, arguing. Sacrifice themselves, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar on wrist (suicide attempt implied). Patient in hospital bed with IV drips, canulas, breathing mask. Muscle atrophy, pneumonia, dysreflexia, spinal injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couples in bed together, man in shower (no nudity). Low-cut/revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. A running female grabs her chest to stop her breasts bouncing. Sex, wanting sex, French gay porn, infidelity, unhappy marriages, lapdancing, multiple marriages/ex-partners, [getting] up the duff mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails). Pub setting. Gambling (horseracing). Cupboard filled with prescription drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-words, bloody, b*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, quadriplegia/paralysis, home carers, euthanasia/assisted suicide, family, unlikely relationships, unemployment, sarcasm, superiority, birthdays, new experiences, French film, Paris, Mozart, holidays, rejection, loss, grief, class divides.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of loved one/adult child, job loss, relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Pub, racetrack, wedding, church, hospital, plane, airport settings. Lion (opening titles), dogs (background), horses. Lightning, thunder. Brief French subtitles (Des hommes et des dieux DVD). Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, emotional, effective, warm, funny, tear-jerking, likeable, thoughtful, glossy, satisfying, delirious, distracting, sparkly, feel-good, giddy, sweet. Winning/smart/restrained performances, good chemistry between leads, bittersweet storyline, polished production design, assured/light direction, loyal to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, formulaic, patronising, workmanlike, cutesy. Exaggerated characters, obvious music cues, Clark's character becomes a little ingratiating, tiptoes around the realities of living with quadriplegia.

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Published in T
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 06:06
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    Long before happily ever after.

  • Starring

    Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Sophie Cookson, Nick Frost, Colin Morgan, Ralph Ineson, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, Sam Claflin

  • Directed by

    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows, asphyxiated, burned to death (child), shoved, hypnotised, frozen, shattered, hit with objects, knocked to the ground, face-grabbed, slapped, punched, kicked, flipped, held at knife-point, pushed, tripped, wrestled, headbutted, stabbed, dragged, elbowed, slashed, near-choked, chained, hair-pulled, netted, burned (blue fireball), rammed, neck-snapped, leg-grabbed, whipped, headlocked, sentenced to death, impaled. Children are stolen away to build a child army. Weapons training/fighting (children and adults). Mariticide, sororicide, infanticide. Burning objects. Objects punched, smashed, knocked over. A man falls down rooftops, dangles precariously. Characters appear to fall and smash apart. Screaming, roaring, arguing, mass panic, bar brawl. Lose it [your tongue], gut you like a deer, locked in dungeon for seven years, tear her heart out mentioned. Blood/gore: Many corpses (on battlefields/coffin/ground). Animals seen feeding on dead bodies. Bloody heads, faces, hands, knuckles, fingers, chest, clothing, ice, wounds, cuts, scratches, objects. Scars, bruising, wound-dressing/cauterising. Spitting blood. Freeze-burn marks on skin. Object protruding/removed from skin. Burned/wrinkled skin. Animal carcasses (rats, birds, butterflies, dogs). Skeletons, skulls. Black/tar-like blood. Gold/black skin, black tendrils. A snap is heard when a creature is pulled back by its horns (broken neck assumed).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex in a hot pool, in a campsite. Kissing, face-touching, flirting, undressing. A woman caresses a man's leg with her foot. Bare leg (female), bare chest (male), topless woman (breasts mostly obscured). Low-cut gowns, cleavage. Nude sprites/creatures (no visible genitals). References to infidelity, prostitution, propositioning, dwarf sex. Innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale).

  • LANGUAGE

    P*ss off, bugger, a-word, w*nker, b*llocks, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Fairy tales, evil sisters, love, fantasy, betrayal, grief, anger, child soldiers, dwarves, goblins, rock-climbing, traitors, Snow White, magic mirrors, sororicide, infanticide, death of a child, revenge, enchantment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife. Dead husband mentioned. Church, funeral, bar settings. Marriage. Flocks of birds, horses, dogs, snake, tortoise, squirrels, butterflies, owls, fireflies, goat/monkey-creature with ram's horns and scary teeth, bear-like creature, badger, hedgehog, elk. Frozen blue eyes, creepy forest. Fur worn; fur rugs seen. Waterfall. Time-lapse cinematography, fast-moving camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilly, competent, shiny, entertaining, passable. Spectacular cast, delightful background details, inventive visuals, impressive/modern/fluid special effects, intense battle sequences, handsome production design, stunning/lavish/magnificent costumes, child versions of main actors are exceptionally well cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dull, silly, sprawling, overstuffed, dispiriting, ill-paced, odd, hammy, dour. Messy story, tiresome/garbled/inert plot, middling third act, obvious twists, weak chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain, unconvincing accents, swollen score, bizarre/distracting subplots.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:04
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and horror sequence.

  • The pitch

    Katniss is the girl on fire.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcomson, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/characters are shot, held at gunpoint, restrained, poisoned, blown up, pursued, tackled, thrown into lethal black tar, strung up, eye-gouged, kicked, mobbed, bitten/eaten, grabbed, thrown through the air/against objects, hit, impaled, run through, disintegrated. Military aircraft/tanks/personnel/weapons, heavy gunfire, mines, Mexican standoffs. Explosions, fireballs. Burning vehicles, city. Children are taken from their parents, a child screams over her mother's corpse. Objects are thrown at a cat, an animal is shot (off-screen). A man recalls being hit/beaten by his mother. Yelling, screaming. Mass suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (including children), scary sewer creatures with sharp teeth, victim with legs blown off (no injury detail seen). Bloody mouth, spittle, scratches, ground. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip, medical examinations. Bruising, burned skin, object protruding from chest, bandaging. Bruised ribs, bruised lung mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couple in bed together. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are poisoned, injected with an unknown substance, administered morphine, given suicide capsules (poison). Alcohol (champagne). A character compares another character to "someone who's drunk". Medicine, painkillers mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Warfare, propoganda, sacrifice, lying, betrayal, love triangles, assassination, uprising, rebellion, brainwashing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased sister, allies. Wedding, underground tunnel settings. Cat, dead bird. Fur costumes. Some dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, exciting, heartfelt, satisfying, entertaining, dark, gripping, emotional, gritty, bold, powerful, tense, compelling, grim. Intense/superb performance by Jennifer Lawrence, thrilling action, intelligent political satire, subtle character moments, intense horror scene, vivid cinematography, some lavishly bleak production design, assured/confident filmmaking.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, slow, stifling. Redundant love triangle subplot, some clunky moments/jarring dialogue, relentlessly solemn, gets bogged down in detail, too faithful to the book, bombastic/unsubtle score, sappy endnote.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Published in T
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The Prim Reaper.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shoved, bound, blown up, tackled, gassed, near-strangled, rammed against objects, hit with objects. Explosions, mass destruction, broken glass. Air strikes/sirens, aircraft crashes/mid-air collision, military aircraft, warehouse full of bombs/firepower. Riots, uprising, sporadic violence, sedition, treason, civil war, POWs, derailed train, shocks, beatings mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Skeletons, skulls, fresh/charred/blood-covered corpses. Patients in hospital beds (and makeshift camp beds). IV drips, bandages, neck brace. Bloody scratches/wounds/cuts/grazes, spot of blood, shaving cut, bruising, bloodshot eyes. Killing, had tongue cut out, mass graves mentioned. Wound-treating.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Loose-fitting clothing/cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are gassed, poisoned (implied). Sobriety, medication, venom mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Propaganda, uprising, rebellion, leadership, The Hunger Games, white roses, forgiveness, trust, fear, community, stealth operations, broadcasting, dytopia, fear conditioning, fashion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog, cat, crow, eagle, mockingbirds, elk. Lost baby (miscarriage) mentioned. Power blackouts. High/sweeping cinematography. Strobe lights. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Suspenseful, surprising, deep, dark, rich, punchy, well-paced, solid, absorbing, resonant, rousing, underground, intense, stylish, topical. Soulful/storm-ranging performance from Jennifer Lawrence, understated/generous performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, stirring sequences,  illuminating character moments, intense dam raid sequence, haunting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspired, safe, steady, by-the-book, patronising, unsatisfying, lacking, disappointing, bland, protracted. Tends to spell out the obvious, languid pacing, thin story, limp special effects, creaky script, not enough action.

Love, Rosie

Published in L
Friday, 24 October 2014 02:07
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    You can't hurry love.

  • Starring

    Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Art Parkinson, Tamsin Egerton, Christian Cooke, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, Lily Laight

  • Directed by

    Christian Ditter

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched. Items smashed. A child falls off a bicycle. Killing yourself mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Pumped stomach mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples (including teenagers) have sex. A woman is handcuffed to her bedframe. Kissing. Shirtless males, female bottom, girls in underwear, nightwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Half-nude female on magazine cover. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, shots, cocktails, champagne, wine, beer). Intoxication. Morning-after pill mentioned. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, w*nker. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Friendship, teenage sex, fate, pregnancy, marriage, weddings, relationships, home birth, adoption, single parenting, instant messaging, hotel management.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband. Childbirth scene. Wedding, funeral, cemetery, bar, nightclub, airport, hospital settings. Plane. Based on the novel Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pleasant, cheery, sweet, amiable, winsome. Sparky performances, amusing script, likeable leads, impressionistic visuals, bawdy humour, spry script, sufficiently flawed characters, springy editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, bland, saccharine, absurd, unrealistic, calculated, phony, corny. Underwritten characters, tonal lapses, characters never age.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:09
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A second helping.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Lynn Cohen

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    146 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, whipped, tied up, electrocuted, dragged, grabbed, hooded, kicked, punched, knocked over, killed for sport, near-drowned, beaten, arrowed, stabbed, hacked, pursued, thrown down an embankment, stalked, bitten, slapped. Houses ransacked, property damage, smashed glass, arson, objects thrown. Avalanche, tsunami, explosions, burning debris, falling debris. Animals are killed, animals attack. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, angry mob, weapons training (stick-fighting, archery, spear-throwing), hand-to-hand combat. Gunshots, cannon fire, hanged effigy, spear-fishing. Video footage of riots, burning debris. Uprising, revolution, poisoned berries, black market, floggings, executions mentioned. Screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses, dead animals, missing limb. Bloody faces, hands, injuries, lashes. Blood spray, blood on objects, bloody scratches, people covered in blood. Welts, bruising, burning/bubbling skin (acidic poison), wound-cleaning. Hypodermic needle seen entering skin, object inserted into skin, bandage. 'Thousands of dead people' mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Nude female (only back seen), shirtless men. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, cocktails, champagne). Morphling (fictional narcotic) and an unknown sedative are injected. A drink that enables the consumer to throw up so they can eat more is offered.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bleeped f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Survival, fate, love, betrayal, family, relationships, hope, deceit, PTSD, morality, grief, fame, popularity, reality television, history, tradition, games, teamwork, sacrifice, loss, rebellion, uprising, alliance, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage proposal, cancelled wedding, pregnancy announcement. CPR, mouth-to-mouth. Dog, turkeys, cat, butterflies (garment/accessories), horses, buzzing insects, flocks of birds, baboons, lizard. Lightning, flame-throwing, fireworks, burning costumes (theatrical), power blackout. Vomiting, fang teeth. Fish, oysters eaten. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Monumental, crowd-pleasing, remarkable, thought-provoking, inspiring, gutsier, tougher, better, leaner, smarter, thrilling, epic, heart-pounding. Winning performance from Jennifer Lawrence, wonderful supporting cast, impossible costume design, well paced, charged narrative, captures spirit of the novel, acute attention to detail, lush world-building.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undernourished, familiar. Unsatisfactory ending, lacks heart, feels a little manufactured.