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Blair Witch (2016)

Published in B
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 05:48
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Sticks and stones may break your bones.

  • Starring

    James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry

  • Directed by

    Adam Wingard

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are terrorised, grabbed, pushed/shoved, dragged, stabbed, pushed from a high ledge, crushed under a falling tree, slammed against a wall, knocked unconscious, trapped underground. Loud noises, cracks, animal sounds, branch-snapping sounds, heavy-breathing, groaning, static, rumbling, door-slamming, running footsteps heard. Objects fly through the air, crash. Footage of search party looking for missing teenagers. Teens play a shooting video game. Stories told of a man who killed 7 children, hearing voices, a man hanged for his crimes, a girl drowned in a river, a hand coming out of water and snatching a child, bodies that are never found, taking blood from children, townspeople hanging a suspected witch from a tree and weighting her body so she stretched. Yelling, arguing, screaming, panic, hysterics, gurgling. Creepy stick/rock symbols. Witchcraft, eaten by animals, dying of exposure, curses, spells mentioned. Blood/gore: Twisted/snapped body. Bloody cut, foot, clothing, hair, head, mouth, nose, bandage; spurting blood. Foam/pus oozes from wound. A veiny/bony tendril is removed from a wound. Knife protruding from neck. Fever mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A nude creature is seen in the background. A character eats a sausage suggestively. Females in short-shorts. Flirting, hugging.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, cocktail, spirits). Intoxication, hangover. Club setting. Getting drunk last night, [drugged us] with sleeping pills mentioned. A character says "what are they smoking?" (metaphoric).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-word, p*ss. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references (what the hell, oh my God, Jesus Christ, goddamit).

  • THEMES

    Found footage, witches, The Blair Witch Project, missing persons, creepy woods, camping, horror, documentary, technology, cameras, drones, social media, legends, fake scares, getting lost, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing sister (presumed dead). Dogs, tank fish, bees. Helicopter (news footage), Confederate flag. Cooking meat. Lightning, thunder. Urination. Shaky camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Slow-burning, effective, good, scary, excellent, intense, imaginative, solid, fun, surreal, nightmarish, jumpy, accomplished, entertaining, aggressive, heart-pounding, slick. Fine cast, fast/justified/careful visuals, creative new camera technology, excellent/forceful sound design, claustrophobic climax, sporadically funny, reasonably satisfying, incredibly faithful to The Blair Witch Project.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, safe, uninventive. Too many false jump scares, scripted/conventional characterisation.

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.

War Dogs (2016)

Published in W
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 23:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    All the money is made between the lines.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Julian Sergi, Kevin Pollak, Daniel Berson, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against objects, kidnapped, arrested, hooded, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed. Bar fight. Archival footage of wars (World Wars I & II/Vietnam/Iraq), soldiers, military vehicles, explosions. Gunfire, warehouses of ammunition/arms. Objects thrown, smashed, shot, set alight, kicked. Stealing, lying. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody bullet wounds. Bloody noses. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he is with a prostitute. Nude man on table (rear view). Nude woman seen in background. Shirtless men, women in skimpy dancewear, cleavage, people in swimwear, woman in underwear. Flirting, kissing, crotch-adjusting. References to prostitution, ejaculation, masturbation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, smoking joints/bongs, drug deal). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (OMG). Cultural stereotypes/jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, international arms dealing, Iraq War, fraud, smuggling, procurement, contract bidding, friends, big ideas, masseuses, parenting, pregnancy, wealth, greed, national security, duplicity, sleaze, hubris.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing husband (presumed dead) mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, casino, warzone, nightclub settings. Dogs, planes, helicopters. Urination, ultrasound. Cooking sausages. Based on a true story. Based on Guy Lawson's 2011 Rolling Stone article "The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders". Bright white flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scruffy, nimble, gripping, terrific, funny, slick, fun, breezy, energetic, solid. Likably repulsive/nuanced/funny/sharp performance by Jonah Hill, unbelievable/implausible true story, tidy script, great soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Enervated, flat, unchallenging, airless, lazy. Lifeless performance by Miles Teller, poorly written script/dialogue, downbeat ending, rote storytelling, underdeveloped female character, over-reliance on narration/freeze-frames/title cards/"remember when" stories.

Mr. Right

Published in M
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    That was fun-ish.

  • Starring

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, RZA

  • Directed by

    Paco Cabezas

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tasered, kicked, punched, stabbed, handcuffed, dragged, kidnapped, hit with objects, bludgeoned, roundhouse kicked, bumped into, spat on, arm-snapped, shoved, elbowed, smacked, slapped, head-rammed, kneed, bound/gagged, pursued, bitten, throat-grabbed, tackled, handcuffed, rammed against a wall. A man falls down stairs. Objects thrown, shot, knocked over. Story heard of bullying kid, crushing a small animal. Fistfighting, Mexican standoffs. Roaring, screaming. Killing husband, scratch face off, choke a goat, waterboarding, cut head off, Serbian war zone, World War II, duck hunting, blew up a building, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Victim wrapped in plastic/thrown from a bridge. Bloody faces/chest/heads/arm/noses/lips/clothing/cuts/scratches/grazes/objects/wounds. Blood spatter, spitting blood, pooled/smeared blood. Scar, bruising, bandage. Knives seen protruding from throat/bottom/foot areas. Cancer, brain damage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A cheating couple are caught during foreplay. Couple in bed together (sex implied), couple in shower together. Kissing, flirting, caressing, leg-squeezing. Woman in lingerie, skimpy clothing. Infidelity. Rack of condoms. Threesome proposed. Fisting, showing boobs/bodies, fake pregnancy claim, being naked, casual sex, gays, homophobia, pervert mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character rolls a marijuana joint. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer, cocktails). Bar, club settings. Intoxication. Drugs, heroin, crackheads, cokehead, dose you up mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. [Being] racist mentioned. Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, what the hell?, God etc).

  • THEMES

    Romance, hitmen, infidelity, relationship rebounds, reflexes, dancing, New Orleans, anger management, redemption, brothers, contract killing, fratricide, normality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Cats. Nose-picking, spitting. Lightning (opening titles), bright camera flashes. Frying fish, eating hot dogs, roasted animals/drying fish seen in marketplace. Animal skull on wall, animal skin rug on sofa, stuffed animal on desk. Urination mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Screwball, violent, funny, crowd-pleasing, fizzy, cute, bouncy, quirky, oddball, bloody, high-danger, diverting, bright, fast-paced, fun. Wonderful/delightful/adorable chemistry between leads, efficient cast, clever banter, bouyant pop tunes, flashy editing, wacky costume design, has some amusing charm, RZA gets the best line.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin, dumb, forgettable, peculiar, broad, one-dimensional, lazy, sloppy, hackneyed. Forced cleverness, silly story, cheesy dialogue, garish/desperate action, some mind-numbing/nonsensical sequences, uneven sound mixing, Tim Roth has a terrible southern accent, plays like a watered down Leonard/Demme/Tarantino film, mildly offensive.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Published in F
Saturday, 30 April 2016 10:58
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Meryl is an angel.

  • Starring

    Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, John Kavanagh, Nina Arianda, David Haig, Mark Arnold

  • Directed by

    Stephen Frears

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Men scuffle in a bar. A woman falls and hits her head. A man is threatened/poked in the chest. Wartime references (son missing-in-action mentioned, soldiers in uniform seen, Hitler mentioned). A man says he was jumped by a bunch of sailors. A theatrical production shows bloodied corpses. Bribery. Scream. Blood/gore: Medical examination of chest, throat area. Scar. Siezures, lost my legs/half my face [in war] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (full nudity assumed). Skimpy clothing, bare back (female), cleavage, men in underwear, woman in lingerie. Kissing. Infidelity. Syphilis, sexual abstinence mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (medicines seen on bedside table). Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Intoxication. Mercury, arsenic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Florence Foster Jenkins, music, opera, singing, high society, New York, infamy, tone deafness, theatre, loyalty, infidelity, nerves, marriage, wigs, devotion, critics, reviews, Verdi Club, self-deception, eccentricity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased husband mentioned. Dog. Fur, feathers worn. Toilet, vomit. Bright camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fine, funny, gentle, moving, appealing, fizzy, crowd-pleasing, good-humoured, polished, modest, enjoyable, sentimental, light, jubilant, silly, celebratory. Imperious/robust/tremendous performance by Meryl Streep, committed/charming/career-best/touching/uncynical performance by Hugh Grant, nuanced/likeable/vulnerable performance by Simon Helberg, elaborate/faithful costumes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unconvincing, workmanlike, clichéd, passionless. Flat script, clunky exposition, perfunctory direction, padded second half.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Published in H
Saturday, 30 April 2016 06:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    All eyes on Ricki.

  • Starring

    Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, John Campbell, Nadine Chalmers-Ross, Troy Kingi, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker, Mike Minogue, Mihingarangi Forbes, Sam Wallace, Taika Waititi

  • Directed by

    Taika Waititi

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, injured, pushed, dragged, wrestled, punched, pursued, thrown from an animal, tackled, arrested. Animals are hunted, stabbed, shot, killed, headbutted, gored, bitten, jumped on, fur-plucked, buried, roasted, eaten. Arson, burning effigy, burning building. Dead friend (possible victim of domestic abuse) discussed. Going to prison for manslaughter discussed. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, reckless/underage/unlicensed driving, vehicle collisions/rollover. Objects thrown, knocked down. Target practice, axe-sharpening. Yelling, arguing. Stealing, disobedience, loitering, graffiti, throwing things, kicking stuff, defacing stuff, burning stuff, waterboarding, acid on face, burn myself to death, dying in a tribe fight, chopped him [a child] up and buried him somewhere, kidnapping, criminals, grenade, rocket launcher, prison shank mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody fur, face, objects, wounds, animals, grazes, knuckles, scratches. Blood spatter, smeared blood, bleeding corpse. Dead animals. Fractured ankle, diabetic coma. Bone-crack heard. Coffin. Gut it (boar) with me mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kiss (platonic). Dying naked, pervert, child molestation (comic) mentioned. References to paedophilia (comic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Green (marijuana implied) cookies seen. Smoking. Cocaine, drug dealer, smoke a joint mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (friggin'), s-words, a-words, bloody, poop, w*nker. Name-calling. Fat jokes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Foster children, child welfare/services, family, freedom, haiku, hunting, grief, shooting/guns, survival, birthdays, acceptance, child custody, adventure, illiteracy, missing persons, manhunts, huia birds.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother. Funeral, church, courtroom, jail settings. Box of (human) ashes, scattering ashes. Helicopters. Dead friend (possible domestic violence), dead parents mentioned. Dogs, horses, wild boar, birds, cat. Photos of wildebeest. Dead sheep, maggots, snakes mentioned. Eel, rabbit, sausage eaten. Animal pelts, tusk (jewellery) seen. Spitting, tongue-poking. Infertiity discussed. Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Warm, funny, delightful, spirited, good-humoured, touching, droll, modest, charming, lovely, small, moving, ambitious, amicable, pleasing. Joyful/three-dimensional characters, hilarious/committed cast, nimble adaptation, solid writing, unexpected gags, amiable/kind-hearted storytelling, spectacular scenery, original score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, derivative. Lacks invention/ingenuity, touches of farce, story becomes far-fetched/thin towards end.

Daddy's Home

Published in D
Friday, 22 April 2016 09:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A stepdad is thunderstruck.

  • Starring

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Cannavale, Bill Burr, LaMonica Garrett, John Cena, Olivia Renee Dupepe, Didi Costine, Alessandra Ambrosio

  • Directed by

    Sean Anders

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are electrocuted, bullied, hit with objects, tackled, punched, shoved, kicked, threatened. People crash into a house/wall, fall down. Men teach a child to fight. A motorcycle crashes into a house, car. Road rage. Damaged house, vehicle, wall. Object thrown. Arguing, yelling, growling (dog), screaming. Drawings of man with knife on head, with poo dropping on head, burning, being tortured, being kicked. Stories are told to children about dragon-slaying, people being threatened with various weapons, etc. Military/Ku Klux Klan references. Killing you/a dog, fighting styles, want kids/parents dead, bullying, punched a kid mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts on leg. A victim lays unconscious (stopped heart and not breathing assumed). CPR, dental procedure (x-ray), medical examination (testicles). Cloudy eyes. Bandaid, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man watches porn (sperm donation setting). Animals mating (TV show); a dog humps a toy. Shirtless men, cleavage, photo of topless woman (breasts obscured), skimpy dancewear. A man's (clothed) genitals are x-rayed. People examine a man's genitals (off-screen). A man is seen naked from the waist down by a group of people. Topless maid/waitress mentioned. Mild innuendo. Stories heard about infidelity. Photos of couple kissing. References to childbirth, conception, penis size, sperm count, fertility, virility, sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, excessive drinking, intoxication). Roids mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, freakin'. B*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about race, relationships.

  • THEMES

    Family, step-dads, biological fathers, exes, rivals, music executives, smooth jazz, conflict resolution, bullies, oneupmanship, fertility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, dental surgery, bar settings. Divorce, visitation mentioned. Dog, aquarium fish/stingray, pony, puppy. References to defecation, body odour, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, mediocre, watchable, silly. Good chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, game performances, rousing/cornball ending, a handful of funny moments, clever cameo by John Cena.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hackneyed, predictable, dumb, obvious, meaningless, saccharine, formulaic, sluggish, mean-spirited, tedious, trite. Lame jokes, thudding/deliberate/predictable gag setups, tired concept/material, flimsy structure, brazen product placement, by-the-numbers filmmaking, Linda Cardellini is wasted.

Observance

Published in O
Friday, 08 April 2016 11:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's here.

  • Starring

    Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie, Tom O'Sullivan, Roger Ward, Gabriel Dunn

  • Directed by

    Joseph Sims-Dennett

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (wrist-slicing). People are followed, watched, manhandled, scalded, grabbed, run at, slapped, trapped, tackled, face-grabbed, hit with objects. Break-and-enter. A man puts bait on a hook in close-up. Object knocked over. Arguing, yelling. Strangled her, committed suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, parts of body seen in water (drowning implied), photos of corpses (very bloody). Bloody thumb, objects, clothing, eyeball, face, nose, head, hand, wrist. Dripping/smeared blood. Scars, burns, torn/peeling face. Animal corpse, loose eyeballs. Child seen with blackened eyes (dream sequence). Broken neck mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex. A man watches internet porn, masturbates. Kissing (photo). Nude woman (rear and side views). Low-cut gown, cleavage. Man in shower (no genitals seen), woman in nightgown, woman in towel. Shirtless man. Mistress mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word. P*ss. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Private investigating, voyeurism, phone-tapping, spying, death of a child, grief, reporting, fever, suicide, debt, ringing phones, relationships, engagement, sanity, paranoia, hallucinations, tragedy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child, estranged wife, dead fiance. Abortion mentioned. Buzzing insects, rat, dogs, unknown creature swimming in liquid, fishing, dead worms, animal head. Weird black goo, unexplained thumps/activity/voices/visions/moving objects. Spitting, vomiting. Toilet. Vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, surreal, impressive, admirable, abstract, intense, atmospheric, creepy, ambiguous, simmering, stylish, odd, polished, refreshing, supernatural, solid, unsettling, chilling, disturbing, dread-inducing, unnerving, gripping, suffocating, paranoid, claustrophobic, twitchy, icky, low-budget. Solid performances, creative/remarkable/phenomenal/original/menacing/terrific sound design, striking/beautiful imagery, good/promising build-up, jagged approach to narrative, obscure/cryptic sequences, grand ideas/execution, dramatic footage of the sea.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incoherent, muddled, vague, disappointing, frustrating. Distracting/bad accents, tired gimmick, confounding plot, little sense of urgency, WTF ending.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Published in K
Sunday, 20 March 2016 09:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    This is how they roll.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim

  • Directed by

    Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are bound, chained, punched, kicked, shot at (arrows), drained of life energy, hit with objects, knocked to the ground, thrown through the air, rammed, near-choked, held down, flipped, spun, pursued, near-bitten. Blades fly through the air. Buildings, mountains, objects smashed; debris. A character lays eggs in fear, characters fall out of hammocks. Weapons training. Theft, lying. A cloud shape is beheaded. Yelling, snorting. A character asks "If I step on you will I die?". A flashback scene shows a mother abandoning her child/being (implied) attacked by baddies with torches. Slayer, master of pain, beast of vengeance, maker of widows, zombies mentioned. Blood/gore: Walking wounded (no blood/gore visible). Burning/singed fur, burning ear/paw. Back-cracking sounds heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Character in the bath. Mild innuendo (reference to "dumplings").

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Butt, peed. Name-calling. Oh my gosh.

  • THEMES

    Identity, family, father-son relationships, inner peace, chi, faith, respect, teaching, mortality, healing, quests, secrets, adoption, sacrifice, enlightenment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    References to deceased mother/wife. Pandas, rabbits, turtle, ducks, goose, tiger, praying mantis, monkey, snake, yak, crane, pigs, bear, chicken, crocodile, dragon, porcupine. Scary jade creatures with dazzling green eyes. Dry-retching/gagging. Full moon, waterfalls, firecrackers. Some dizzying visuals.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brisk, delightful, dark, scary, bouyant, witty, whimsical, elegant, rough-and-tumble, cohesive, cathartic, gorgeous, charming, disarming, colourful, effervescent, entertaining, audience-pleasing, heartfelt. Exemplary/gifted vocal cast, brilliant/impressive/inventive animation, stunning/dramatic visuals, fluid direction, sharp/witty comedy, worthy themes, affecting emotional beats, age-appropriate humour, memorable sound design, thrilling climactic action sequence; builds on the previous two films but you don't need prior knowledge to enjoy it.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hectic. Serviceable script, recycled themes, fitfully amusing.

A Bigger Splash

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Thursday, 17 March 2016 06:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch

    A revelatory Emotional Rescue.

  • Starring

    Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Aurore Clément, Lily McMenamy

  • Directed by

    Luca Guadagnino

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, headlocked, choked, drowned, mocked, pushed under water. Suicide attempt/note discussed. A glass is kicked over/smashed, keys are knocked out of a man's hand. Crashed car. A fish is sliced and gutted (food prep), a lizard is thrown. A character makes a stabbing gesture toward their heart (comic). Yelling, arguing, screaming. Far-right thugs, communists, "killed their father" (figurative), smugglers, suicide, crashing your car, bombed by the allies, processing slaves, dead immigrants mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, coffin. Bloody scratches, abrasions. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. A man holds the bloody entrails of a fish. Scars, bruise. Actors on a TV show wear medical face masks. Surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in the pool, bedroom, on the beach (implied). Oral sex/orgasm. Kissing, flirting, caressing, skinny-dipping. Full male and female nudity, exposed breasts/bottoms, nipples visible beneath clothing, girl in lingerie, shirtless men. Skimpy clothing, swimwear, dancewear, cleavage. Infidelity, underage sex. References to incest, sodomy (metaphoric).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple snorts white powder (cocaine assumed). A woman takes prescription pills. A woman consumes an unknown drug (pill). Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer, cocktails). Intoxication. Smoking. Rehab, cocaine, pills, addiction, drugs, sleeping pills mentioned. Club, bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, sl*t. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, exes, fame, envy, celebrity, sobriety, suicide, father-daughter relationships, manipulation, accidents, tragedy, The Rolling Stones, pop culture, bad dancing, creepy fathers, karaoke, refugees, infidelity, police investigation, hidden agendas.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cancer, headaches, puke, rehab mentioned. Snakes, buzzing flies, dogs, gecko. Plane, dust storm. Seafood eaten. Urination (on a sacred site). Some Italian and Arabic languages (no subtitles). Inspired by 1969 drama La Piscine. Named after a David Hockney painting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Distinctive, intense, entertaining, oddball, strange, funny, unexpected, sly, unpredictable, erotic, sun-baked, stylish, witty, loopy, ambitious, playful, lush, intriguing, lively, eccentric, bawdy, boisterous, unorthodox. Immaculate casting, outstanding/superb performances, Fiennes is brilliant/magnificent/jaw-dropping/hilarious/film-stealing, spectacular/glorious locations, relaxed pace, bold music.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, overlong. Flippant/embarrassing portryal of Italian police, awkward/exploitative allusions to illegal immigrant crisis, bizarre/unsatisfying/flat ending.