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Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The man behind the smokescreen.

  • Starring

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman slaps her husband's face. A man is pushed aside. A man thumps his fist on a desk and yells at a female employee. A man swipes objects from a table and throws a bottle while arguing with his wife. Kids play with toy rifles. Discussion about war and war tactics includes mentions of: Nazis, Hitler, dropping bombs, Allied forces, the Blitz, beach landings, many men/soldiers/civilians will be killed/slaughtered/butchered, casualties, poison gas, Boer War, Gallipoli, etc. Yelling, arguing. Sound effects of bombing, explosions, cries of pain, screaming heard. Blood/gore: A man walks through a muddy field littered with dead soldiers on ground/in barbed wire. Bloody sea water. A man says "their blood soaks my hands" referring to casualties of war. A man describes battle injuries ("eyes shot out, legs blown up by land mine, many dead or maimed, shellshocked, bloody sea foam", etc.) A man walks with a cane.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Man in underwear, man in robe. Perverted mentioned (malapropism).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, bastards. Name-calling (smug, puffed up little sh*t, bloody fool, stupid girl, etc). Religious references (prayer) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, bloody hell, for Christ's sake, goddamn, God knows, oh Heavens, God speed, etc).

  • THEMES

    Winston Churchill, World War II, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Eisenhower, Allied forces, US-UK relations, 1940s Britain, leaders, history, speeches, heroes, duty, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, extra-marital affairs mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

The Spirit of '45

Published in T
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 03:05
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Hard labour.

  • Starring

    Winston Churchill (archival), Tony Benn, Sir Maurice Petherick, Eileen Thompson, Dr Julian Tudor Hart, Dai Walters, Sam Watts, Ray Davies, Dot Gibson, George Lansbury (archival), Professor Harry Keen, John Rees, Raphie de Santos, James Meadway, Clement Attlee (archival), Douglas Jay (archival), Tony Richardson, Dena Murphy, Margaret Battin, June Hautot, Bill Ronksley, Len King, Dr Jacky Davis, Dr Jonathon Tomlinson, Alex Gordon, Ray Thorn, David Hopper, Inky Thomson, Stan Pearce, Lord Bruce (archival), Ray Jackson, Deborah Garvie, Alan Thornett, Terry Teague, John Farrell, Doreen McNally, Tony Mulhearn, Adrian Dilworth, Simon Midgley, Karen Reissman, Tony Nelson

  • Directed by

    Ken Loach

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), U (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Explosions, burning buildings, piles of debris, mass destruction, rioting, police brutality. Military aircraft, troop ships. Casualties (doctors, nurses, newborns, mothers), people with missing limbs mentioned. Killing Germans, fascism, Nazism, Stalinist Russia mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on stretchers. MRSA, infections mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Reference to prostitution/sexual favours. Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. A child drinks medicine. Prescription pills seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    World War II, 1940s Great Britain, Labour political victory in 1945, war, peace, poverty, recollection, slums, unions, unemployment, politics, Labour Party, socialism, Winston Churchill, election, revolution, NHS, healthcare, nationalisation, coal mining, safety, housing, welfare 1951 Festival of Britain, 1984 miner's strike, privatisation, working class, reform, subcontracting, Thatcherism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased siblings, deceased mother, deceased colleague mentioned. Archival footage of mining, medical procedures (patients on hospital beds, medical check-ups), poverty-stricken families, dole queues, factory workers. Dogs (incl opening titles), bed bugs, fleas, rat, cats, horses. Balloons. Orphanage, abortion, rickets mentioned. Presented entirely in black-and-white.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Polemical, partisan, compelling, meaningful, respectable, fascinating, impressive, stirring, salutory, rousing, saddening, tender, soft, humane, riveting, awe-inspiring, important. Impassioned testimonies, spirited interviewees, superb archival footage, seamless editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Imbalanced, depressing, bleak, draining, dry. Offers no alternative or solution, conservative film-making, pre-digested ideology, jarring time leap from 1940s to 1970s Britain.