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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Published in W
Friday, 08 September 2017 08:53
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Apes together strong.

  • Starring

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Michael Adamthwaite, Toby Kebbell, Gabriel Chavarria, Judy Greer, Sara Canning, Devyn Dalton

  • Directed by

    Matt Reeves

  • Running time

    140 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (shooting/off-screen). Characters are shot (guns/arrows), whipped, blasted through the air, grabbed, bound, hit with objects/poo, knocked to ground, tackled, beaten, slammed against wall, suffocated, pursued, run through with a bayonet, caged, pushed, pistol-whipped, forced into hard labour, dowsed with water in freezing conditions, near-choked, pounded, exploded. Mercy killing (implied). Apes are strung up/tortured. Explosions, fire balls, smoke bombs. Helicopters crash, air raid siren. Armed soldiers/apes, military tanks/vehicles/helicopters. Characters fall from high up/from scaffolding. Broken objects, burning flag/objects. Stolen objects. Simian flu experiment gone wrong, slaughter, killing, "you severed there heads", holy war mentioned. Screeching, arguing, yelling, roaring, crying, whimpering; battle cries. Blood/gore: Corpses, piles of dead bodies. Bloody fur/skin/wounds/heads/faces/shoulders/fingers/hand/ground/doll/objects/bed; spots of blood, dried bloody nose, dripping blood, blood spray. Cloudy eye, scratches, scars. Arrows protruding from corpses. Bandages, walking wounded. Sixty-three dead apes mentioned. Funeral. Animal skull on desk. Vision of dead ape.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (hip flask/intoxication/bottle of spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (animals, traitor, savages, bad, cowards, cattle, sick, conflicted, confused, angry, etc). Religious references (sign of the cross, crucifix, holy war, etc.) and exclamations (my God, Jesus Christ, where the hell, goddamit, etc).

  • THEMES

    War, humanity, equality, animal rights, evacuation, separation, betrayal, muteness, grief, leadership, rebellion, mutation, mercy, slavery, escape, revenge.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/child, dead leaders, dead friends, dead father/husband. Dead son, dead children, sacrificed (shot) own son mentioned. Primates (chimpanzees, orangutan, bonobo, gorillas, horses, etc). Helicopters. Fish drying in background. Full moon, waterfall, avalanche. Signing (subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heavy, epic, gripping, excellent, spectacular, emotional, intelligent, big, effects-driven, bracing, dark, fantastical, engrossing, forthright, absorbing, bold, sweeping, intense, exciting, impressive, ambitious, soulful, mesmerising, evocative, serious. Award-worthy/memorable/striking/remarkable performances, brilliant cast, remarkable imagery, seamless/astonishing special effects, first-rate/confident storytelling, plausible characters, breathless opening sequence, great action/combat scenes, great/stirring score, some welcome humour/subtlety/tenderness, smart references to original films.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some ham-fisted dialogue/predictable plot twists/obvious exposition.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 22:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Power to the people.

  • Starring

    Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella

  • Directed by

    Matt Ross

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide mentioned/discussed (slit wrists). An animal is hunted/stabbed/throat-cut/trussed/skinned. A child falls from a high ledge (loud crack heard as head hits pavement). Weapons training/sparring; kids handling weapons. A boy stabs a wall in anger, a boy slips while rock-climbing and slams wrist (likely broken). Children play a violent video game. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Theft. Genocide, fascists, militants, dictators, child molester, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Sliced throat (animal), deboning animal. Corpses (human/animal), animal skeletons/bones. Bloody hands, fur, forehead, knife, smear, grazes. A bloodied animal organ is eaten raw. A dead animal is skinned. Head brace, crutches, bandage. Heart attack, X-ray. Bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, violent mood swings, severe depression, CAT scan, fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full frontal male nudity (adult), rear male nudity (boy), cleavage. A father explains sexual intercourse to his children/gives his young child a copy of The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Kissing, flirting. Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Underage drinking. Smoking. Bar setting/wine aisle in supermarket (bottles of alcohol seen in background). Crack, cocaine, crackheads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, butt, whores. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus Christ, God damn it). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Family, alternative lifestyles, non-conformity, anti-establishment, suicide, death, grief, capitalism, idealism, rock-climbing, real world education, tough love, survival, home schooling, literature, Noam Chomsky, parenting, funerals, exhumation, socialisation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery, bar, church, airport settings. Grave exhumation. Deer, sheep, chickens. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Fur worn, meat killed/cooked/eaten, roast chicken eaten. Nose-picking. Brief Esperanto (no translation/subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, tender, charming, eccentric, brisk, enthralling, engaging, gripping, thought-provoking, terrific, complex, theme-rich, polished, relatable, fantastic, refreshing. Noteworthy/fine/inspired/sensational/pitch-perfect/impressive/effortless performances, brilliant cast, honest/superb writing and direction, stunning/luminous/gorgeous photography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating/overlong/mushy/ragged finale.

Dallas Buyers Club

Published in D
Monday, 17 February 2014 00:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Good buy.

  • Starring

    Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin

  • Directed by

    Jean-Marc Vallée

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown through the air, gored (bull), punched, electrocuted, grabbed, near-choked, pushed, shoved, dragged, trapped (crushed) beneath machinery, threatened, pursued. Object shot. Theft, attempted bribery, impersonation, forgery. Animal testing (infecting animals). A news report mentions arrests of hundreds of demonstrators. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody chin, neck, teeth, arm, forehead. Blood spray, bleeding, coughing blood, dripping blood. Bandage. Bruises, lesions. Needle marks on skin, injections (needles seen inserted in skin). Background picture of a surgery being performed. Symptoms/side-effects discussed (blood on lungs, peeling skin, headaches, chronic memory loss, impotence).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Public threesomes, couples seen having sex (in public, the shower). Kissing (male-female; male-male; female-female). Flirting, provocative dancing, masturbation, grinding, bum-grabbing, crotch-grabbing, caressing, voyeurism. Pornographic magazines and videos. Half-naked women, exposed breasts, topless women, women in lingerie/bra, cleavage, women in underwear. Naked man (side view), shirtless men (poster), half-naked man (genitals seen). STDs (chlamydia, crabs) mentioned. Erectile dysfunction mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine use (frequent), pharmaceutical drugs, interferon, anti-interferon. Mixing drugs and alcohol. Drug trafficking, drug dealing. AZT drug trials. Methamphetamine, EZT, PDC, Peptide-T, morphine mentioned. Self-medication (needles). Gambling. Smoking. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (frequent), s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia. Religious exclamations, references and expletives. Obscene finger gestures. Homophobic language and slurs. Misogyny, racism. Cultural stereotypes. Sexual slang.

  • THEMES

    Terminal illness, HIV, AIDS, disease, death, workplace accidents, drugs, promiscuity, treatment, rodeo, symptoms, life expectancy, survival, desperation, animal testing, human trials, virus, approved drugs, FDA, discrimination, transvestites, pneumonia, homophobia, activism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, rodeo, court, club settings. Medical procedures/scenes: fainting, IV drips, very sick children, coughing, heart attack, collapse, patients on stretchers. Cancer, blood transfusions mentioned. Abandonment (by mother), eviction notice, suicide reference. Bulls, moths. Spitting, urination. Animal testing. High pitched noise heard. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, drastic, persuasive, moving, educational, riveting, inspiring, unsentimental, powerful, enlightening, unmissable, relatable, vital, deserving, proactive, entertaining, uplifting, real, sardonic. Meticulously researched, terrific performances, tight budget, convincing period details, surprising script, fluent direction, terrific cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Myopic, imperfect, saccharine, shallow. A little choppy.