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Snowden (2016)

Published in S
Monday, 19 September 2016 00:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Snowden seeks the protection of his Guardian.

  • Starring

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Scott Eastwood, Ben Schnetzer, Bhasker Patel, Edward Snowden

  • Directed by

    Oliver Stone

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals shot (hunting). A man collapses/suffers seizures. Drone footage of people being targeted/exploded. Footage of 911, Osama bin Laden, burning police car, people in gas masks, rioting. A private drone crashes to the ground and frightens party-goers. In-depth discussion of government agencies illegally monitoring people's private emails/text messages/webcams and hacking/sabotaging infrastructure of hostile and allied countries. Stories heard of a daughter overdosing (near-fatal) on sleeping pills, people being detained/extradited, targeting and killing a whole family while at their son's funeral. Armed soldiers. Yelling, arguing. Terrorism, dirty bombs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, executing leaders, Al Qaeda, extremists, nuclear war, World War 3, cyber attacks, Nuremberg trials, Nazis, death sentence mentioned. Blood/gore: Metal rods protruding through leg (surgical), leg in bandage. Patients in hospital beds. Dead birds. Bloody knife/chopping block seen in background (hunting). Brief image of dental procedure, whole-body and internal scans seen. Broken legs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex (sideview of full female nudity, sideboob seen). Kissing, flirting, ogling, undressing. Men visit a strip club (near-nude poledancing, women in skimpy lingerie seen). Men watch a woman undress without her knowledge. Cleavage, shirtless man, photos of girls in bikinis, photos of near-nude woman. Online dating. Sexual innuendo (wordplay on Bush). References to infidelity, prostitution. Whorehouse, sex on the first night, getting laid, threesome, sex scandals mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, beer). Smoking. Gambling (personal bet). Drugs and booze, drunk driving, near-fatal overdose of sleeping pills, Tegretol mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastards. Religious exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Edward Snowden, National Security Agency (NSA), covert communication, secrets, security, whistleblowing, information leaks, CIA, special forces, spying, intelligence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), investigative journalism, privacy, illegal wire tapping, hackers, malware, polygraph testing, epilepsy, photography, exile, political asylum.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Divorcing parents mentioned. Dogs, planes. Barbecuing meat. Brief Russian and sign languages (no translation/subtitles). Based on true events. Based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Extra footage during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Important, exciting, relevant, riveting, controversial, interesting, watchable, earnest. Crisp/magnetic/meticulous/strong/understated/committed performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, multi-dimensional/layered performance by Shailene Woodley, outstanding/lively/engaging/charming supporting performance by Ben Schnetzer, authentic use of language/jargon.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Safe, conventional, underwhelming, unenlightening, unengrossing, flat, dull, lackluster, dry, uninvolving, timid, uninspired. Pedestrian/disjointed script, by-the-numbers editing/cinematography, never as suspenseful as Laura Poitras' Academy-award winning documentary Citizenfour, lacks charm/humour/dramatic tension/urgency/suspense, feels old/dated.

Insurgent

Published in I
Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

The Fault in Our Stars

Published in T
Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Demands to be felt.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Lotte Verbeek

  • Directed by

    Josh Boone

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People accidentally run into things. Violent video game (guns/shooting). Objects kicked, punched, broken, egged. Dangerous driving. Video footage of World War II. Grenade mentioned (metaphoric). Blood/gore: Skeleton (artistic). Needle inserted in skin. Surgical removal of eye mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen couple have bedroom sex. Couple seen in bed together, people in baths, woman in towel, women in robes, self-examination. Bra removed. Kissing, hugging, breast-grabbing, hand-holding, flirting. Virginity, sexual activity discussed. Herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). Joking about drinking, smoking pot. Cigarettes (not smoked). Alcoholism. Prescription medication consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, slang for bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Terminal illness, testicular cancer, love, romance, losing virginity, depression, blindness, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy, amputation, Amsterdam, authors.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, ICU deaths, deceased daughter (child) mentioned. Hospital, cemetery, funeral settings. Fear of flying. Based on John Green's bestselling novel. Medical references: Children/teens with cancer. Oxygen tank, injection, amputee, emergency room trips, fluid in lungs, tube in chest.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Realistic, lovely, truthful, starry-eyed, affecting, wise, tearjerker, well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny, near-flawless, literate, exuberant, ambitious, layered, tuned-in, wry. Memorable performance from Shailene Woodley, first-rate pacing/music/editing, excellent casting, naturalistic dialogue, faithful to John Green's novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, contrived, manipulative, unoriginal, sentimental, cloying, sermonising. Strains credulity at times.

Divergent

Published in D
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Fear less.

  • Starring

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet

  • Directed by

    Neil Burger

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, drugged, punched, hit, elbowed, smacked, thrown, kicked, pushed from a high ledge, attacked by animals, stuck in quicksand, near-drowned, mobbed, hit with objects, bound, slapped, stabbed, near-choked, held/threatened at gunpoint/knife-point, slashed (knife). A youth commits suicide, people are herded into trains. Weapons, combat training. Shootout, shattered glass, burning undergrowth, home invasions. War mentioned, domestic violence (father beating son) implied. Blood/gore: Corpses. Youths slice their hands with a knife. Dripping blood, bloody knuckles, bloody noses, bloody ear, bruising, scars. Object protruding from skin. Needles injected into necks (frequent).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man forces himself on a teen girl. Kissing, caressing, hand-holding. Shirtless men, girl in bra. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged. Unknown serums consumed, injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Class sorting, choice, factions, outliers, testing, dystopian future, war, train-hopping, free will, tattooing, acrophobia, flying fox, bravery, fears, secrets, conformity, suicide, claustrophobia, hallucination, mind control, betrayal, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents killed. Tattooing scene. Dogs, flock of birds. Slab of raw meat. Hamburger eaten. Some sweeping, high aerial cinematography. Based on Veronica Roth's bestselling novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, unpleasant, diverting. Excellent chemistry between leads, perfect casting, brutal violence, solid performances, good pacing, impressive CGI, rousing score, lean first half, artfully captures essence of the novel, don't need to have read the novel to enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, overwrought, uneven, convoluted, over-plotted, weak, formulaic, dumb, bland, unimaginative, clunky, grim, derivative. Familiar/ridiculous premise, countless plot-holes, under-developed world, excessive voice-over, lackluster direction, dramatically flat, stultifying script, too intent on setting up for sequels, drawn-out second half, lazy/loose/weak storytelling, unconvincing setting.