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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Published in G
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 03:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes, violence and stylised nudity.

  • The pitch

    Scarlett Johansson is Major.

  • Starring

    Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara

  • Directed by

    Rupert Sanders

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man hangs himself. People are shot, kicked, punched, flipped, thrown through the air/against walls, dragged, throat-grabbed, beaten/smashed with objects, dragged, ghost-hacked, shoved, mobbed, tasered, held at gunpoint, headbutted, handcuffed, stabbed, face-grabbed, blinded, possessed, pursued, imprisoned, straight-jacketed, restrained, strung up, sedated. Truck hits car, vehicle rollover, helicopter shot down. Explosions, grenade thrown, burning objects, bridge/building collapse. MMA fighting on bar tables. Shootouts (many). Butchering sides of meat (market stall) seen. Boat sunk by terrorists, Yakuza mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Surgical procedures performed on open chest/arms/head (brain/blood/sinew/flesh/muscle/tissue/surgical equipment seen); drilling in neck. Implants in heads, necks, foreheads, eyes; tubes removed/inserted into implants. Brain transplant, nerve fibres, scars, glassy/milky/red/bloodshot eyes, gashes/tears on skin, burn scars. Face panels are opened/removed; machinery inside skin seen. Fragments fall away from skin, missing limbs. Bodies in giant body bags. Bullet holes in people/vehicles. Patients on hospital tables, oxygen mask.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Caressing, hugging. Nude female, female in nude bodysuit/tight-fitting wetsuit (genitals obscured). Exotic dancing. Women in skimpy clothing, shirtless men. Prostitutes on street corner.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Anti-rejection serum injected into neck. Woman sedated. Alcohol (beer, cocktails). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word, p*ss. Name-calling (murderer, freak, etc). Religious references (Buddhist monks) and exclamations (my God). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Cybernetics, hacking, identity, betrayal, surveillance, robots, geishas, enhancements, glitches, coding, invisibility, experiments, memory, suppression, the future, counterterrorsim.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead colleague. Dead parents, dead daughter (suicide), drowning mentioned. Cemetery setting. Fish, dogs, cat, jellyfish, pigeons. Helicopters, spider-shaped tank. Urination. Flashing/strobe lights, fast-paced editing. Some Japanese language (subtitles). Based on the manga comic The Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, hard-lacquered, pulse-quickening, stunning, fast, flashy, ravishing, exciting, driving, furious, multi-national, exhilarating, soulful, slinky, cyberpunk, eye-popping, cool, seductive, opulent. Other-wordly/resolute/gorgeous/supple performance by Scarlett Johansson, demented shootouts, dazzling/detailed production design, fabulous/innovative costumes, exquisite introductory images, glossy/glassy/cutting-edge cinematography, balletic stunts, propulsive/disquieting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Second-hand, familiar, recycled. Tangled plotting, shallow/cliched storytelling, some kitschy/over-busy/over-digitised effects, perfunctory/routine action sequences, sellout ending, so-so dialogue.

Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

A Few Less Men (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and crude sexual humour.

  • The pitch

    Less is definitely not more.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Ryan Corr, Lynette Curran, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Chloe Hurst, Jeremy Sims

  • Directed by

    Mark Lamprell

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed by a falling boulder, threatened, splashed with hot coffee, slapped (during sex). Plane crash/emergency landing. Gunshot. Animation of man falling off cliff. A corpse's erect genitals are whacked with an object. Yelling, screaming. Terrorist, getting done for assault mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody head, shirt. A corpse is transported throughout the film. Dead kangaroo on operating table. Bandaged hand. Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in a car while people stand outside. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Erection (under sheet). A man massages a dead man's crotch. Skimpy clothing, nude (dead) man, shirtless man. Near-nude people decorated in body paint. Giant penis-shaped container. Threesome, boner, knob, horny schoolboy, shag, getting laid, fingering, deviant sexual experiences, hooker, hard-on mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joint). Alcohol (champagne, beer). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). Men appear to be high on marijuana at a funeral. Pub, rave settings. Drinking, drugs, coke got you high, stoned mentioned. A woman wears shorts with marijuana leaves pictured all over them.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (psychopath, mental, idiots, d*ckwad, moron, perv, horrible, wanker, biddy, nut, maniac, dopey, buffoon, pr*ck, bint, f*cktards, c*ckface, f*ckwit, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, how the hell, thank God, etc). Joke about people who are disabled, homosexual, old, transgender.

  • THEMES

    Friends, death, unusual road trips, rave parties, funerals, cross-dressing, plane crashes, defiling a corpse, idiots.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend/brother/nephew. Airport, plane, church, funeral settings. Snake, kangaroos. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Farting, urination, vomiting, retching, poo-stained underwear. Stuffed tiger, animal skin on chair, fur stole. An animal is urinated on. Bloopers after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fairly charismatic cast, some lovely Western Australian locations.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Puerile, stagnant, arduous, messy, patience-testing, dull, stitched-together, vulgar, nauseating, pathetic, unfunny, insulting, unimaginative, sorry, rubbish, lazy, flatulent, stinking, sniggering. Excruciating script, obvious/predictable/easy jokes, heavily telegraphed plot twists, half-hearted themes, flat ending, disregards continuity.

Logan (2017)

Published in L
Thursday, 23 February 2017 21:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    The silver bullet.

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse

  • Directed by

    James Mangold

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicides (jumping off roof, grenade). People (including children) are shot, slashed, stabbed, pursued, punched, kicked, decapitated, maimed, tackled, beaten, stomped on, thrown through the air/against objects/to the ground, harpooned, impaled, experimented on, grabbed, injected, immobilised by a loud tone/pulse, threatened, hit with objects, dragged, smacked, restrained, hand/leg-cuffed, flipped, exploded, throat-grabbed, frozen, cocooned, pistol-whipped, crushed. Children are euthanased (implied). A child repeatedly slits her own arm (it heals after each cut). Vehicles shot, hit with objects, exploded, kicked; wrecked car, smashed windscreen, motorcycle crashes, train-dodging, car spinout. Objects thrown/smashed/hit with fists. A man says "somebody poisoned our dogs". Weapon of mass destruction, raising killers mentioned. Shoplifting, theft, break-and-enter. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead body. Dismembered limbs, decapitated head. (Very) bloody heads, arms, faces, mouths, hands, fingers, legs, cuts, scratches, clothing, objects, wounds, bandages. Blood spatter. Glob of flesh in sink, coughing up blood, dripping blood. Burning/searing flesh, bubbled skin, IV drip in arm. Operating theatre with blood on tables/instruments. Bullet casings are popped out from flesh. Child on table with limbs sliced open. Injections (close-up of needles entering flesh). Weapons seen protruding through skin/heads/faces/throat. Bruising, scars, bloodshot eyes. Operating rooms with blood on tables/objects. Wound-dressing, healing, bandaging, arm in sling. Convulsing (seizures), arm-slitting, collapsing, wheezing. Man in wheelchair, people in hospital beds. Disembowled family, polio, Alzheimers, degenerative brain disease mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    An intoxicated woman flashes her breasts. Shirtless man. Castrated mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are injected with serum. A man takes pills in several scenes. A man buys a bag of drugs from a hospital porter. Alcohol (beer, spirits, champagne). Alcohol dependency, intoxication. Smoking (vaping, cigars, cigarette advertisement). Gambling (casino patrons bet on horse races). Junkie, ibuprofen mentioned. Casino, bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling (crazy, junkie, stupid, disappointment, assassin, animal, Nosferatu, mutants, bad, fat, savages, etc). Religious references and exclamations (God's plan, God's mistake, God knows, Jesus, damn, who the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Wolverine, mutants, paternity, mentors, survival, chronic pain, ageing, death, murder, Shane (1953), adamantium, albinos, tracking, guardianship, alcohol dependency, seizures, sacrifice, healing, telepathy, chauffers, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead loved ones, mentors, wife, child, family, father, caretakers. Grave digging. Pediatric cancer mentioned. Helicopter, drone. Cemetery, funeral, laboratory, casino, bar settings. Spitting, drool, toilet. Horses, dog. Taxidermy animal head, antlers on wall. No end-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, gripping, violent, paranoid, brutal, risky, affecting, standalone, urgent, satisfying, involving, poignant, funny, cohesive, gripping, scruffy, dystopian, wholehearted, touching, bloody, downbeat, rousing, savage, weary, human, entertaining, topical, self-aware, emotional. Impressive performances, detailed/visceral/creative/nasty/earned/grave/serious violence, nerve-stiffening/accomplished composition and framing, nervy/evocative/perfect/elegant/fine score, evocative/believable production design, a fitting farewell.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little long, loses momentum in final half hour, some scrappy sequences/detours.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Published in T
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    To the top, Johnny.

  • Starring

    Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Richard Curtis, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Aspinall, Elvis Costello, Richard Lester, Malcolm Gladwell, Larry Kane, Sigourney Weaver, Dr Kitty Oliver, Howard Goodall, Jon Savage, Ed Freeman. Archival footage of John Lennon, Brian Epstein, George Harrison. Voices of Derek Taylor, George Martin.

  • Directed by

    Ron Howard

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Archival footage of people being crushed/mobbed in crowds; a man is pursued/hit with object/tackled to ground by security. Newspaper article and telegram announce John F Kennedy assassination, footage of Texas sniper Charles Whitman and casualties. Photos of band with doll parts and cuts of meat draped over them. Images of nuclear testing (Atoll), race riots, explosions/fighting during Vietnam War, Project Gemini I launch, tanks, armed soldiers, objects being smashed/burned. Screaming, fainting. Casualties, missing civil rights activists, bomb scare mentioned. Blood/gore: Image of woman with bloodied face/clothes. Images of patients being treated from crowd crush. Footage of body bag.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear, shirtless men. A billboard sign advertises a strip club. A woman (seen in shadow) strips in front of a live audience. A man says "The maid wants a piece of you - I don't mean sexually".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Image of man smoking a (assumed) marijuana joint. Alcohol (wine, beer). Smoking. Being stoned/high on marijuana mentioned. 

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, crap. Religious references and exclamations (hell, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    The Beatles, Beatlemania, live performance, songwriting, fame, touring, lads, British humour, star quality, fan mail, controversy, phenomenon, blasphemy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mothers mentioned (cancer, car accident). Planes, helicopters, horses, dogs. Footage and audio soundbites during end credits, full 30-minute performance of Shea Stadium concert after credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, nostalgic, immersive, intimate, fleet, bubbly, fresh, crowd-pleasing, compelling, fun, diverting, affectionate, absorbing. Crisp/deft editing, lively/engaging interviews, remarkably candid archival footage, Shea Stadium footage is sublime.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional approach, some perplexing/random interviewees.

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.

Pete's Dragon (2016)

Published in P
Monday, 29 August 2016 03:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild violence.

  • Starring

    Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

  • Directed by

    David Lowery

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Fatal car accident (crashing/crashed car seen). Characters are shot (tranquiliser darts), chained, pursued, thrown through the air/to the ground, dropped from a stretcher, roped, hit with a stick, sedated, near-burned, grabbed. Characters dangle precariously, fall from a tree, fall from a bridge, hit their heads, trip over. A man stabs his knife into wood. A boy jumps off a cliff. A driver rams through a wall, rams another vehicle; smashed cars. A bridge begins to collapse. Objects burned, twisted, uprooted (tree), thrown, smashed, rammed. Theft. Growling, howling, roaring, screaming. Blood/gore: Scratches on face, bloodied knee (injury detail not seen), broken tooth. People are covered in gooey snot/sneeze. Children seen in hospital beds, leg in plaster cast, man on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless boy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character is sedated (shot with tranquiliser dart).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. A man says "redheads" to indicate his frustration at a ginger-haired woman. A woman is accused of "stepping on her husband's toes" career-wise.

  • THEMES

    Adventure, orphans, family, survival, friendship, invisibility, deforestation, logging, hunting, father-daughter relationships, endangered species, magic.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents. Dead mother mentioned. Hospital setting. Deer, wolves, rabbit, birds, bear, owl, butterfly, dog, cows, dragons. Balloon. Tongue-poking.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, surprising, stylish, old-fashioned, sturdy, sensitive, calm, assured, lovely, lyrical, funny, magical, intimate, lovable, full-hearted, warm, wistful, wonderful, sincere, rewarding, low-key, disarming, gentle, worthy, uplifting, small-scale, charming. Timeless human moments, dark/heartbreaking/haunting opening scene, warm cast, praise-worthy/convincing/terrific/muted performance by Oakes, Fegley, exceptional Weta Digital animation, stunning/endearing/doglike dragon, folky/evocative/uplifting/spirited store, intricate sound design, gorgeous vistas, lush/luminous cinematography, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic. Gavin's character motivations feel a little forced/insincere, perfunctory/too-neat finale.

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 22 August 2016 10:54
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    That's Brentertainment.

  • Starring

    Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Tom Basden, Tom Bennett, Andy Burrows, Steve Clarke, Michael Clarke, Stuart Wilkinson, Diane Morgan

  • Directed by

    Ricky Gervais

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is accidentally hit in the face with an object. A man falls over. Mates playfight (pretending to punch one another). A man shouts at a co-worker. A woman throws water in a colleague's face. Slaughtered Native Americans, scalping mentioned (song lyrics). Blood/gore: Dead bee. Bloody bandage. Bruised/red face. Tattooing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-holding. A man leads a woman out of her club (sex implied). A woman says she is getting off with a bloke. Shirtless man, man in bathrobe, cleavage. A man wears a dildo on his nose. Penis-shaped toys. Obscene hand gestures. Boxes of sanitary products, loose tampons seen. Frequent innuendo/allusions to sex, ejaculation, dating, genitals, breasts. Coming on to a married man, sexist jokes, jailed for sexual assault, pervert, rape, prostitution mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (a man wears a t-shirt with a marijuana leaf print). Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Bar, club settings. Intoxication. Smoking. Painkillers, Prozac, drugs raid, marijuana, weed, gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, n-word, a-word, b*tch, bollocks. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Jokes about weight, race, culture, Native Americans, Chinese people, gender, homosexuality, colour, disability, AIDS, rape, violence against women. Obscene hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations (Oh God, Christ).

  • THEMES

    David Brent, infamy, salespeople, failure, reality television, unfulfilled dreams, inappropriate behaviour, office politics, desperation, mental illness, rapping, live performance, wanting to be liked, ambition, success, inadequacy, tossers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bar, club settings. Dead bee. Fainting, tattooing. Bare soles of feet seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, fan-pleasing. Sporadically amusing, some laugh-out-loud moments, the David Brent character is still sharply realised, some excellent comic songs, diehard/loyal fans will enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Excrutiating, meandering, trying, disappointing, self-indulgent, patchy, uneven, bad, small, shabby, outdated. Too many spiteful/nasty/unfunny/crass/eye-rolling/un-PC moments, artificial sentimentality, tired execution, weak gags, lazy ending.

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.

Sausage Party (2016)

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Monday, 08 August 2016 23:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour, language, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Food porn.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera

  • Directed by

    Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A character commits suicide. Characters are shot, chopped, sliced, diced, boiled, fried, cooked, eaten, binned, thrown through the air, squished, squashed, torn up, juiced, tied up, smashed, minced, grated, beheaded, eye-plucked, grated, microwaved, slapped, knifed, cut in half, grabbed, thrown to the ground, poked, neck-broken, scalded, wrestled, drugged, near-strangled, hair-pulled, head-slammed, smacked, bitten, stomped on, hit with objects, fizz-bombed, hung upside-down, frozen, blasted. Characters bang their heads, run into objects, fall from high ledges. Explosions, fireballs, property damage. Jokes about genocide, Hitler, Nazis, World War II. Exterminating juice (ie Jews), just kill yourself, murder mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming, growling. Blood/gore: Decapitated head, detached eyeball. Spilled/squished foods and liquids resemble blood/gore/guts. A tampon sucks up red liquid resembling blood. "Bloody" hand mark, missing "limbs", bitemark, bandage. Bottled characters have their liquids drunk (sadistic). A character injects himself with a drug (needle seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Food orgy, group (food) sex, oral sex, analingus, dry-humping, leg-spreading, groping, masturbating. Kissing (m-m; m-f; f-f), ogling, flirting, undie-snapping, caressing, crotch-grabbing, finger-sniffing, motorboating. Objects inserted up/pulled out of bottoms. Jokes about tea-bagging, tips, masturbation, homosexuality, ejaculate, virgins. One character is an animated vaginal douche (that's not an insult, btw. He really is a douche - ed); another character is a talking (soiled) condom. Cleavage, testicle, skimpy clothing, butt-crack, exposed man-belly. Food are designed with implied breasts, bottoms, anuses, breasts, genitals. Obscene hand and finger gestures. Trash talk. MILF mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug deal. Characters get stoned (bath salts/marijuana), shot with drug-laced arrows. Animated bottles of beer, cocktails, peyote, spirits. Intoxication, hallucination, tripping. Cigarette butts, drug paraphenalia seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, butts. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women. Jokes about race/ethnicity/religion/sexual/gender/politics/disability. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, Jesus, the devil). Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Perspective, religion, faith, community, equality, food puns, revenge, proof, sex, orgies, chaos, cartoons, horny food, hope, rebellion, drugs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks. Poo on ground. Toilet. Nose-wiping, spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, fast-paced, irreverent, crass, foul-mouthed, outrageous, intelligent, amusing, colourful, entertaining, raunchy, raucous, madcap, offensive, hilarious, creative, witty. Silly/clever/funny premise, sharp/well-timed humour, crazy set pieces, inventive direction, interesting detaills, good-looking animation, exciting action scenes, freaky horror moments, jaw-dropping finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disgusting, infantile, terrible, crap, disingenuous, immature, painful, unfunny, distasteful, disturbing, disappointing. Racially charged/strained/lame stereotypes, terrible puns, non-stop sexual gags/references.