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Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Unfriended

Published in U
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:53
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Choose your friends.

  • Starring

    Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Mickey River, Cal Barnes

  • Directed by

    Levan Gabriadze

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), flirt with a knife. People are raped (implied), shot, threatened, stalked, maimed, knifed. Online bullying/trolling. Killing yourself, crashing car while drunk, forced abortion, incest/molestation (by uncle) mentioned. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, body on floor, hand in blender, object in eye. Blood spatter, bloody/faeces-soaked clothing. Images of (implied) raped teen, girl with object rammed down throat. Seizures mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape suggested. Couples have sex, cybersex. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Penis (webcam), breasts (no nipples), shirtless male, people in underwear/skimpy clothing. Lewd/offensive comments/suggestions. Reference to incest/molestation. Sex at prom discussed, threesome jokes, infidelity mentioned. Advertisement for pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, bong. Underage drinking (beer, spirits), intoxication. Roofies, selling marijuana mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, c-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Sexually aggessive/explicit language. Name-calling, misogyny. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, African Americans. Slang for genitalia. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teen suicide, rape, abortion, drugs, cyberbulling, stalking, surveillance, friends, computer hacking, lies/lying, death, social media, viral videos, shame, infidelity, murder, revenge, found footage, technology, video chat.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abortion, demoic possession, eating disorder mentioned. Urination. Lots of text on screen. Alternative title is Cybernatural.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Relevant, contemporary, provocative, staggering, uncomfortable, effective, committed, satirical, fun, believable, unnerving, funny, diverting, energetic. High-concept premise, solid cast, thoughtful framing device, natural presentation, has some ingenuity/wit.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, familiar, absurd. Clunky dialogue, goofy animation, screechy/overwrought conclusion.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Published in I
Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:55
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    He's always there.

  • Starring

    Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Keir Dullea, Wallace Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide

  • Directed by

    Maya Forbes

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, threatened. Boxing/martial arts/self-defense training. Kids play with knife, machete. Objects punched, smashed, kicked, thrown. Trespassing/break-and-enter, truancy. Rapists, dog abuse, car fire, bullies, strangling, death mentioned. Yelling, violent outburst. Blood/gore: Dead animals (hunting). Hemorrhoids mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex on the couch. Kissing, caressing, breast-fondling. Man in underwear. Stairwell sex mentioned, frequent references to sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lithium (prescription medication) consumed. Alcohol (wine, beer, shots). Smoking. Gambling (roulette, card games). Acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Racial, class, gender references and stereotypes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Bipolar, manic depression, mental illness, breakdown, family, love, marriage, loss, stress, depression, neglect, separation, breadwinners, impoverishment, wealth, self-destruction, rejection, relocation, disorder.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged marriage, job loss. Dog, birds, rats. Pig, guinea pig mentioned. Wolves, vampires mentioned. Tarot cards seen. Fishing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Forceful, heartfelt, personal, affecting, accessible, irresistible, intimate, expansive, assured, funny, immersive, autobiographical, moving, fresh, unsentimental, infectious, feel-good, sympathetic, entertaining. Strong directorial debut from Maya Forbes, strong performance from Mark Ruffalo, agile tone, hand-crafted feel, fluid handheld lensing, loving production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, contrived, uneven, annoying, phony, forgettable, shallow, cartoonish.

Wild

Published in W
Monday, 12 January 2015 12:07
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Cheryl Strayed

  • Starring

    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, Keene McRae, Michiel Huisman, W. Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffmann

  • Directed by

    Jean-Marc Vallée

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit by an object, held at knifepoint, robbed. An animal is shot. Objects thrown. Screaming, howling, arguing, yelling. Nazi, rape, dismemberment, child death (accident) mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, cuts, grazes, knuckles, leg, face, feet, toes. Bruising, blisters. Open wounds on animal. Needles injected into skin, empty eye sockets, removing toenail, eating (human) ashes. Tumours on spine, radiation treatment mentioned. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip in arm, X-rays.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have sex/oral sex in bedrooms, alleyways. Kissing, caressing, breast-fondling, finger-sucking. Nude couple, exposed breasts, full-frontal male nudity. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, people in underwear, un/dressing. Multiple partners, infidelity. Sexual-themed banter.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People inject heroin, smoke joints/drugs. Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, hip flask, champagne). Intoxication, bar setting. Smoking (joints, cigarettes, pipe). Drug paraphernalia, drug den. Junkie, heroin, addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, cr*p. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Cheryl Strayed, hiking, Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), drug abuse, death, grief, promiscuity, redemption, poetry, desert, solitude, divorce, infidelity, domestic violence, unwanted pregnancy, journalism, mother-daughter relationships, dehydration, preparation, perserverance, self-discovery.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, horse. Abortion, child killed in vehicle accident mentioned. Hospital, bar, drug den settings. Fox, dogs, cows, hairy caterpillar, rattlesnake, llama, rabbit, owl, horses, frogs, buzzing/chirping insects, flock of birds. Jerky, ribs eaten. Poop, vomiting, toilet, pregnancy test, tattooing, taxidermy animals. Full moon. Based on the book Wild: A Journey From Lost To Found by Cheryl Strayed.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tough, honest, unsentimental, non-judgemental, strong, adult, heartfelt, haunting, sensory, sympathetic, fleet, involving, wry, harrowing, compelling, inspiring, soul-stirring, humanist, engaging, sincere. Career-best/powerhouse/uncompromising/transformative/brave/committed/affecting/substantial/magnetic performance from Reese Witherspoon, fine supporting work, beautiful/astute direction, awe-stirring landscapes, richly detailed sound design, smart writing, emotionally resonant, quietly rewarding.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, manipulative. Too neat/calculated, on-the-nose narration, heavy-handed/distracting/tiresome cutaway scenes, prepackaged feel.