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American Honey (2016)

Published in A
Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, sex scenes and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Star viewing.

  • Starring

    Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Raymond Coalson, Isaiah Stone, Dakota Powers, Shawna Rae Moseley

  • Directed by

    Andrea Arnold

  • Running time

    163 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, tackled, slapped, attacked (off-screen/yelling/car-screeching heard), pushed/forced into a swimming pool, stomped on. People playfight, wrestle. Onlookers cheer on two men fighting. Trashed room. A child stabs an uncooked roasting chicken (bulging flesh, bloody water). Stolen car/jewellery. A story is heard about a woman who was attacked by meth heads/raped/killed/buried. A teen explains his teeth are missing because he was hit by a car as a child. Fathers killed in Afghanistan/Iraq, hunting/shooting turkey mentioned. Yelling, arguing, howling. A song lyric says "I kill children". Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, face, fingers, grass, shoes, tampon.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have (realistic) sex in the car, in a field, against a van (m-m). An 18-year-old girl escorts/masturbates a man in return for cash. A male inserts his fingers inside a female then sniffs them to determine whether she has had sex with another man. A man calling himself Daddy gropes a young female in his care. Men seen in hotel room with female (threesome implied). Orgasms, kissing, caressing, flirting, undressing, bum-squeezing, neck-licking. Full male nudity, exposed breast, female crotch area seen, mooning (male bum), shirtless males, woman in skimpy bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Provocative dancing. A man rubs sunscreen over a woman's body. Sexual-themed banter and jokes. Porn mags, prostitutes mentioned. References to ejaculate, erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking bongs/cones/joints; marijuana leaf symbols on clothing/objects). Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, mescal). Bar setting. Intoxication. Smoking (drugs, cigarettes). Get you drunk, crack, sell dope, acid, stoner, get high, mother died from meth, ecstasy, meth heads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (stupid, paedophile, etc). Slang for genitals. Religious references, exclamations (God, damn, God's a c*nt) and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Youth, misfits, counter-culture, rural America, survival, road trips, friendship, money, independence, identity, coming-of-age, new girls, lower class/welfare families, door-to-door selling, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned/estranged children. Sifting through trash for food, sleeping rough. Mum with cancer, dead mothers mentioned. Tongue-poking. Dogs, moths, spider, tadpoles, cockatoo (caged), frog, bee, bird, sugar glider, bear, horses, cat, grasshopper, fireflies. Urination. Fireworks. Spam eaten, mescal worm swallowed, cooking steaks. Shot in 4:3 ratio. Loosely based on "For Youths, a Grim Tour on Magazine Crews" by Ian Urbina (The New York Times, 2007).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Astonishing, devastating, fresh, rapturous, scuzzy, electrifying, open-ended, backwater, unwashed, ravishing, scrappy, sprawling, sensual, grimy, fascinating, magisterial, worthwhile, immersive, poignant, unsentimental, penetrating, bold, intoxicating, atmospheric, intriguing. Striking/riveting/astonishing/magnetic performances, electric/enticing chemistry between Sasha Lane and Shia LeBeouf, breathtaking/astounding/stunning/rich/sensual/startling/vivid/terrific/sun-soaked cinematography by Robbie Ryan, beautiful/wild editing, exhilarating/remarkable soundtrack, largely non-professional cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Intentionally exhausting/meandering/plotless/patchy/overlong; won't be for everybody. Some improv-ish dialogue, a little episodic/clichéd.

Fury

Published in F
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong war themes, violence, blood and gore, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tanks very much.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke

  • Directed by

    David Ayer

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, wrestled, punched, kicked, slapped, tormented, grabbed, shoved, headlocked, butt-whipped, ambushed, thrown through the air, crushed, hair-pulled, stomped. People commit suicide (gunshot) and implied suicide (cyanide, gunshots), loot dead bodies. Explosions, burning vehicles/debris, air raids, front-line combat, mine blast. Hitler mentioned (portrait seen). Shooting people/animals,  being skinned alive, killing "pigs" mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpses (burning, decomposed, faceless, body piles, children, adults, animal, hanging). Half a face, head blown off, missing limbs, guts, open wounds. Burning/singed bodies/faces. Bloody noses/bodies/faces/cuts/clothing/objects. Scars, bruising, sling. Makeshift camp hospital, patients, IV drips. 

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A young couple have bedroom sex (implied). Kissing. Crotch-grabbing. Loose-fitting clothing (exposed thighs, cleavage). Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. Smoking. Cyanide mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    World War II, Allies, suicide, death, survival, desensitisation, Nazi Germany, rookies, tank warfare, morality, humanity, fragility, casualties, surrender, sacrifice, war crimes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Horses, cow, goat, buzzing flies. Urination, spitting, vomiting. Bacon, eggs eaten. Some German (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Astonishing, gripping, raw, unsentimental, truthful, unrelenting, unflinching, good, solid, rugged, realistic, macho, violent, gutsy, old-fashioned, stirring. Terrific action sequences, strong ensemble cast, excellent performances, a real sense of combat, vivid cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, pretentious, bleak, ugly, solemn, unimaginative, lumbering, clumsy, clichéd, war-loving, bland, fictional. Faceless villains, strange centrepiece scene, some trite dialogue, cardboard characterisations, Hollywood ending.

Lawless

Published in L
Monday, 03 June 2013 06:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Top-shelf distillation of Matt Bondurant's viscous novel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Gary Oldman, Noah Taylor, Tim Tolin, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    John Hillcoat

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An animal is shot (off-camera). Many people are shot at close and mid-ranges with handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. People are stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, gang-raped (implied), hit with knuckle-dusters, butt-whipped, threatened, wrestled, thrown down stairs, dragged unconscious, pushed into an open grave, hit with objects, castrated, tarred & feathered, slapped, involved in shootouts. A man's throat is cut (in close-up), a man's neck is snapped. A man punches a law enforcement officer, forces gasoline hose into his mouth. Vehicles are shot at, crashed, sabotaged. Kids play and pose with machine guns. Smashed glass. Boot catches fire, building explodes. A battalion drowned at sea, Spanish Flu deaths mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bullet-ridden corpses. Lots of blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects, spilled on ground. Spitting blood. Bruising, grazes, scratches, burst blood vessel in eye, bandage, stitches. A corpse in a coffin is fed beer and a cigarette at a funeral. Severed testicles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman climbs atop a man beneath the sheets. A woman is gang-raped (implied). A man drunkenly fondles a woman. Burlesque dancing mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: Two fully nude women (some nudity obscured). Lingerie. Topless woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (moonshine, spirits, beer), drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes), chewing tobacco.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, insults. Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family history, bootlegging, prohibition, moonshine, corruption, gangsters, mobsters, 1920s Virgina, racial segregation, outlaws, brothers, justice, revenge, murder, invincibility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, hospital, burial and funeral settings, rickets. Horses, chickens, birds, fawn. Spitting, feet-washing, campfire, taxidermy (fowl), dust storm, welding sparks. Cooking steak.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive action and gun sequences. Impressive performances, taut script, potent atmosphere, steady pace, handsome visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exceptional talents are underused. Slightly overlong. Generic, unimaginative.

The Company You Keep

Published in T
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 01:42
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    You can't escape your past no matter how far you jog.

  • Starring

    Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Terrence Howard, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper

  • Directed by

    Robert Redford

  • Running time

    125 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Television news footage of Vietnam War (explosions, guns) and Stateside protesting (mob-fighting; people are dragged, beaten with sticks; police brutality). Bomb plots (mentioned). CCTV footage of botched bank robbery where a man is shot and killed. Handguns are pointed at people. Fugitives are handcuffed. Government murder, skulls cracked, kids being murdered by the government, the draft (mentioned). Ransacked apartment. Yelling, raised voices.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple are seen in a bedroom with sheets wrapped around them (sex is implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (mentioned). Poker (mentioned). Doing hash (mentioned). Wrapped packages of marijuana are handled. A criminal drug conviction is mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Radicalism, Weather Underground, protest, fugitives, abandonment, bribery, corruption, government oppression, single-parenting, family, commitment, extremist groups, the draft, genocide, loyalty, homeland terrorism, innocence, identity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A deceased mother/wife is mentioned (car accident). Adoption. Beluga whales. A dead fish is seen in a newspaper picture. Remote woodland/isolated cabin setting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big-name cast. Mildly interesting. Moody score. Robust story-telling.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced. Flimsy premise. Drab and forgettable. Implausible. Weak ending. Missed opportunities. Talent is underused.