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Café Society (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:59
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Watch every movie like it's your last.

  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Jeannie Berlin

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, threatened at gunpoint, robbed, roughed up, arrested. Death sentence (electric chair). Objects damaged (sabotage). A man says he will kill himself/die if he loses a woman. A story is heard of a taxi driving through the frontage of a restaurant. Man knocking his mistress's teeth out, threats to beat up neighbour, threats to shoot dog, deliberately denting car, Adolf Hitler, racketeering, extortion, tax evasion, execution mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bodies thrown into pits/covered with cement. Bloody shirt, towel. Scattering ashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man hires a prostitute. Undressing, kissing. Woman in underwear. Cleavage. Infidelity. Sex with wife/other woman, men leaving wives for younger women, man sleeping with wife's sister, stripper, blowing fortune on showgirls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine). Bar, nightclub settings. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (craps). Opium, blowing fortune on racing, muggles, reefers, smoking dope, dope addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bullsh*t, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (oh God, Jesus, what the hell, Christ).

  • THEMES

    1930s Hollywood, 1930s New York, manners, nepotism, pretension, socialites, gangsters, infidelity, disillusionment, rejection, brothers, name-dropping, scandal, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Man cheating on wife. Marriage proposals. Relationship breakups. Wedding, courtroom, bar, club, prison settings. Leaving wife for other woman, husband left wife for best friend, divorce mentioned. Fur coats. Horse. Power blackout. Some Hebrew.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bittersweet, easygoing, snazzy, enjoyable, nostalgic, witty, charming, polished, lavish, watchable, elegant. Top-rate/adept ensemble cast, endearing chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, sumptuous/honeyed/lustrous visuals, rich/inspired production design, nimble/formidable/breathtaking/scrumptious cinematography, diosyncratic dialogue, witty costuming, rich/romantic soundtrack, poignant ending; Allen's first use of digital cameras.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, uneven, forgettable, frustrating. Some out-of-place/unconvincing elements, feels a little too fabricated/contrived at times.

Irrational Man

Published in I
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:55
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and a sex scene.

  • The pitch

    No, you Kant.

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are poisoned, manhandled, wrestled, stalked. A man falls down an elevator shaft (fatal). Russian Roulette played. Break-and-enter. Hypotheticals mention killing people; murder discussed. Mentions of reporter killed in Iraq, friend dying in explosion, friend stepping on landmine in Iraq, mother committing suicide, Hurricane Katrina. References to suicide, drowning. Cancer, heart attack mentioned. Blood/gore: Drawing of decapitated man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (from shoulders up). Implied sex and attempted sex (scenes of man and woman in bed together, shoulders bare). Kissing, hugging, flirting. References to professor's past affairs with students, discussion of past relationships (many women and one night stands). References to orgasms, masturbation, infidelity. Male impotence discussed. Skimpy clothing, underwear seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Drinking from hip flask while driving. Looking wasted, drug use, Viagra mentioned. Prescription pill consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious exclamations. Sexual innuendo.

  • THEMES

    Inappropriate relationships (professor-student), philosophy, murder, situational ethics, infidelity, unhappy marriages, academia, morality, nihilism, ennui, existentialism, gossip, scandal, alcoholism, writer's block, impotency.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends, dead mother, divorce, custody battle mentioned. Relationship breakup, anxiety attack. Horses.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slinky, jazz-infused, vigorous, engaging, youthful, energetic, fresh, breezy, modest, intellectual, offbeat, weird, amiable. Sparky chemistry between Stone and Phoenix, shrewd supporting cast, witty dialogue, darkly humourous, textured cinematography, fluid editing, invigorating soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Forgettable, underpowered, unrealised. Under-realised female characters, unconvincing romance, sagging middle act, meandering/familiar plot, sloppy direction/writing, lazy/improbably plot twists, redundant/charmless voice-overs.

Fading Gigolo

Published in F
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Where there is love there is pain.

  • Starring

    John Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara, Tonya Pinkins, Jade Dixon, Aubrey Joseph, Dante Hoagland

  • Directed by

    John Turturro

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are threatened with a baseball bat, accidentally hit with. Car crash. Yelling, arguing. Money laundering, organ trafficking, fascism, adultery, incest, bestiality, barbarism, murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Butchering cows, blood, bone mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with several different partners. Threesome, oral sex, undressing, flirting, kissing. Nude woman, topless statue. Low-cut gown, skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man, cleavage. AIDS, gonorrhea mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, wine, vodka, hip flask). Bar setting. Smoking. Zoloft, Viagra, acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, sonofab*tch. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Prostitution, threesomes, sex, pimping, relationships, rare books, floristry, small business, infidelity, morality, massage, neighbourhood watch, Jews, New York City, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband mentioned. Bar, courtroom settings. Dogs, pigeons, waterfall. Brief Hebrew (no subs).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sensual, sensitive, intelligent, wry, incongruous, warm, disarming, successful, charming, funny, touching, modest, oddball, sentimental, small, unassuming, breezy, absurd, quasi-farcical, slight, comical, affecting. Keenly observed, terrific performances, mature script, traces of silliness, unfussy direction, generous character renderings, upbeat jazz score, throwback feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, lumbering, pretentious, odd, messy, inconsistent, unfocused, disjointed, contrived. Shameless vanity project, absurd premise, poor representation of females, mildly amusing, requires suspension of disbelief.