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The Emperor's New Clothes

Published in T
Sunday, 07 June 2015 05:32
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Every crisis is an opportunity.

  • Starring

    Russell Brand, Bill de Blasio, Richard Brooks, The Right Honourable Lord Michael Heseltine, Greg Smith, Geraint Anderson, Paul Mason, Richard Murphy, Reece Davis James, John Christensen, Richard Murphy, John Hilary

  • Directed by

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Footage of people being tackled, arrested, hit with objects, beaten, knocked down by a horse. Property destruction, smashed glass. Fare dodging. Getting beaten up, kicking a pig, people killing themselves/massacred mentioned. Money laundering discussed. Images of war, Napoleon, French Revolution, Hitler, World War II, burning vehicles/buildings, looting, rioting, the Great Depression. Film footage of objects knocked over, man shot, smoke/gas canisters fired. Blood/gore: Coffin. Blood on shirt, blood spatter.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage. Obscure sexual reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking. Gambling (poker), betting shops seen, gambling, drug addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bloody. Terms for genitals. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Inequality, free market fundamentalism, quantitative easing, greed, capitalism, the Lehman Brothers collapse, money troubles, banking, protest, debt, privatisation, taxation, division of wealth, billionaires, hedge funds, activism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Horses, chicken, dogs. Fur worn. Spitting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scathing, well-intentioned, concise, comprehensive, entertaining, provocative, effective, pathos-heavy, witty, fervent, nimble, funny, thought-provoking, timely, anger-inducing, unsubtle, persuasive, demystifying. Carefully selected archival footage.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    One-sided, overwhelming, overlong, repetitive, naive, frustrating, preachy, narcissistic, manipulative, self-aggrandising. Fails to draw any real conclusions/solutions, feels hypocritical, many (largely) unsupported facts.

Entourage

Published in E
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:04
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Run and Hyde.

  • Starring

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Haley Joel Osment, Alan Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Piers Morgan, Constance Zimmer, Ronda Rousey

  • Directed by

    Doug Ellin

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is wrestled, flipped, shoulder-locked, arm-snapped. Door kicked in, picture punched, smashed glass. Images of riot police, Molotov cocktails being thrown, people being beaten with riot sticks. Poisoning Middle Easterners, killing/shooting people mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter. A face appears to burn up from within (orange skin, purplish veins seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex, oral sex (female-female). Masturbation. Kissing, bum-grabbing, caressing, undressing, bum-slapping. Full female nudity (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless males, skimpy clothing, bikinis, swimwear, cleavage. References to having sex, masturbation, erection, infidelity. Dildos, herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share an (implied) marijuana cigarette, consume unknown pills (implied Viagra), consume (unknown) drugs from vials. Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, hip flask). Drinking games, intoxication. Nightclub setting. Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigars). Betting, Viagra, selling cocaine, anger meds, snorting meth mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Friends, filmmaking, budgets, pregnancy, Hollywood, relationships, therapy, sex tapes, infamy, jealousy, birth, privilege, ego, opulence, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Divorce mentioned. Wedding, nightclub settings. Dogs, snake, horses. Taxidermy animals/heads/rug, plane, helicopter. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, enjoyable, average, well-photographed, winking. Loose/comfortable chemistry between leads/lots of celebrity cameos, fleeting moments of comedy, high-concept opening credits, like an extended episode of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clunky, dumb, episodic, lazy, uncreative, icky, tired, predictable, vacuous, masturbatory, tedious, sour, shallow, misogynistic, flippant. Twitchy pacing, giant plot holes, low-stakes conflict, witless subplots, insulting depiction of women.

Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Published in I
Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:55
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Additional Info

  • 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.