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An Incovenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 13 July 2017 04:12
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    It's happening.

  • Starring

    Al Gore, Prof. Dr. Konrad Steffen, Jenny Staletovich, Chris Hayes, Vanessa Hauc, Eric Schneiderman, Lyndon Rive, Marco Krapels, John Kerry, Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javadekar, Cristina Gonzales Romuáldez, Alfred Romuáldez, John Leonard Chan, Laurent Fabius, Anne Hidalgo, Beth Prichard Geer, Narendra Modi, Nicholas Stern, Karenna Gore, Dale Ross.

  • Directed by

    Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Images of civil war (gunfire, injured people, mass panic). Footage of dramatic rescue of woman from submerged car. Footage of Typhoon Haiyan hammering Tacloban, shocking images of aftermath (debris, destroyed homes, devastation, destruction, etc), family desperately escaping flooding house by crawling into ceiling. Footage and discussion of unfolding events during Paris attacks (shooting at Bataclan theatre and local cafe); explosion, panic, shootout, bullet holes in windows, people running from gunfire. Images of severe flooding, drought, wildfires, storms/hurricanes, devastated homes/villages, collapsed roads/bridges. A woman falls over after her shoes become stuck in tar from melting road surface. Footage of man being hit in face by cream pie. A motorbike crashes into a pothole. Footage of protests/rallies, people in masks. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany, Vietnam War, ISIS mentioned. Blood/gore: Body seen crushed beneath objects (mostly obscured). Body bags being carried then dumped in mass grave site. Man with bloody face, men with bloodied faces/clothing carry an injured/bloodied child away from gunfire, officers carry an injured victim from Paris attacks. Child wearing oxygen mask. Coffin being carried through street. Decreased life expectancy in children, 1200 people dead in heat wave, 1000s dead in typhoon, millions of refugees, spreading of viruses (eg zika), body recovery, livestock killed, shooting, dead people, hostages at Bataclan theatre, tens of thousands of people relocated, 1000s killed mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): A topless female marionette is seen as part of a parade float. Photo of a shirtless man reading to his children.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None)

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Religious references and exclamations (thank god, Book of Revelation mentioned).

  • THEMES

    Climate change, global warming, environmental activism, global crisis, renewable energy, weather, Paris Climate Conference (2016), Donald Trump, refugee crisis, melting ice caps, Jakobshavn Glacier, solidarity, solar energy, denial, hope, international aid, Climate Reality Project, Truth in Ten, DSCOVR.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemetery setting. Fish, dog, ducks, sheep. Animation of mosquito and how it can spread viruses. Lightning, thunder, intense downpours (rain bombs). Brief subtitles (French, Russian, German, Chinese, etc).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bracing, effective, persuasive, vital, impassioned, stirring, incisive, emotional, hopeful, subversive, engaging, poignant, touching, resonant, fascinating, relatable, brisk, optimistic, positive, pragmatic, informative, driven, inspiring, winning.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Focus is more on Al Gore than climate change, viewers may be lead to believe that Gore singlehandedly changed India's policy approach to climate change during the Paris Climate Conference.

What the Health?

Published in W
Thursday, 25 May 2017 03:30
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Let food be thy medicine.

  • Starring

    Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Dr. Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco, David Carter, Jake Conroy, Garth Davis, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Mike Ewall, Alan Goldhamer, Michael Greger, Dr. Milton Mills, Dr. Michelle McMacken, Michele Simon

  • Directed by

    Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Contents of a leaked US government email discuss murdering/putting a hit/paying a "visit" to the CEO of a plant-based substitute foods company. A video sequence shows parents feeding cigarettes to children. A video animation shows several loaded passenger aircraft crashing to the ground, burning and exploding. Parody sequences show people biting a cat, putting a fish in a blencer. Soldiers seen undergoing a training exercise. Terrorist organisation, 9/11, terrorist attacks, NRA, Korean War, jump off building, Russian roulette mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanging headless cow carcass seen moments after slaughter, hanging sides of meat, cutting pus out of animal's hide, abcess split open. Surgical operation briefly seen (hammering into bone, medical instruments protruding from limb, exposed flesh/bone seen, etc). Vials of blood (dialysis), needle in arm, blood extraction. Finger prick/blood spot (diabetic testing). Dead fish floating in bloody water, dead chickens, filthy conditions for animals seen. Hospital (doctors performing surgery on patients, people on hospital beds, etc). Child with breathing mask. Diagram of muscle cells, images of bypass surgery, brain scan slides, images of fat. Cancer, carcinogens, colorectal/breast/prostate/ovarian/colon/thyroid cancer, heart disease, obesity, chronic disease, clogged arteries, stents inserted, cardiovascular disease deaths, asthma, blood work, arrhythmia, Alzheimer's, dementia, heart disease, hypertension, autoimmune disease, mucus, eczema, anaemia, reflux, pus, osteoarthritis, hip replacements, stress fractures, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), SIDS, autism, salmonella, animals living in own waste, infection in leg/leg cut off, swine flu (H1N1), sinus, mad cow disease, vCJD, plaque, blood tests, lupus, GORD, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, MS, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetic blindness, hyper-thyroid mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): A woman undergoes a breast examination (topless back seen). Shirtless men (athletes).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (many vials of pills, trays of pills, page listing many pharmaceutical drug names seen). Smoking (feeding cigarettes to children to illustrate toxicity of foods/cigar in hot dog; rolling cigarettes graphic). Oxycodone, aspirin, cyclobenzaprene, Prozac, meds, antibiotics, steroids, morphine, heroin, Casein casomorphins, drug addiction, antibiotic resistance, alcohol, AA meeting, statin drug industry, side effects, anti-depressants, insulin, Motrin, Clonazepam mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Faeces, urine, fishkill, animal carcasses, oh my god, blessed, thank god mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Veganism, plant-based diet, processed animal foods, health, diabetes, nutrition, cancer, medicine, prevention, longevity, sustainability, ethics, animal welfare, endorsement, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead grandfather, dead grandmothers, dead neighbour, dead sisters, dead brothers, nephew with cancer mentioned. Interviewees discuss race-target effects of the food and agriculture industries. Poultry farm, pig farm, fish farm, dead fish floating in bloody water, pigs in cages/pens, bears. Airport setting, helicopter, animated planes. Toilet, animated poo. Meat produce aisle of supermarket seen. Bacon cooking, hot dogs eaten, grilling meat. Dead chickens injected with salt. Clown.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intriguing, fact-based, information-dense, disturbing, emotional, vibrant, compelling, thought-provoking, engaging, effective, powerful, hard-hitting, entertaining, slicks, shocking. Examines a wide range of issues.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Biased (little attempt to seek out contradictory views/uses selection bias), manipulative.

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 08 May 2017 01:51
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Coffee, cigarettes, painting.

  • Starring

    David Lynch

  • Directed by

    Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Artistic images and representations of blood, guns and knives,  faces displaced or removed, dog baring teeth, decapitated heads, shot/bloody chest, children holding guns, derelict neighbourhoods, dismembered fish. Toy cowboys and Indians with weapons. Stories of racial hatred, woman saying they will "f-ing kill ya" to a child. Making own guns, playing war, arguments with father, bullying, snubbing, falling out with friends mentioned. Reference to troubling anecdotes: "Mr Smith...I can't talk about this", living in fear, living in hell. Blood/gore: Bloody art images. Blood being poured down doll's decapitated head, cutting up meat, mounted deer head. Stories of naked woman with bloody mouth, punching pin into bug, creating art resembling animal remains, going to morgue and sitting among dead bodies, art experiments (dead birds/mouse in plastic/decomposing food).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Artistic nude images (penises, breasts, vaginas visible). Kissing. Nude baby being lifted out of bath, baby in nappy. Shirtless children, children in swimwear. Nipples, breast-squeezing, naked woman mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (cigarettes - almost constantly). Marijuana, driving while high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious references (religious beliefs) and exclamations (living in hell, etc). References to peeing, reeking of urine.

  • THEMES

    David Lynch, upbringing, Philadelphia, art, music, documentary, biography, filmmaking, film direction, painting, smoking, worldview, eccentricity, toddlers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cockeyed, oblique, compelling, wonderful, interesting, timely, ambiguous, intimate, personal, creative, essential, non-stop, fascinating, absorbing, endearing, honest, disarming, off-kilter, rewarding, svelte, fond. Some illuminating/revelatory/funny/startling insights, dense/dark/Lynchian camerawork, goosebumpy/erratic sound design/score, previous unseen footage, deft editing, hundreds of paintings/drawings featured.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some viewers might be disapppointed that the film focuses on Lynch's paintings/drawings and not his films.

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017)

Published in D
Saturday, 18 February 2017 05:50
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A cinematic film.

  • Starring

    David Stratton, Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Jack Thompson

  • Directed by

    Sally Aitken

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Film excerpts). People are hanged, shot, slashed, sliced, punched, hit by vehicles, wrestled, hit with objects, run off the road, terrorised by bikers/skinheads, racially abused, beaten, slapped, kicked, grabbed, slammed up against wall. A couple jump off a cliff (murder/suicide). Animals are taunted. A kangaroo is hit by a car. Armed soldiers. Explosions. Burning vehicle, burning bush (arson), burning crops. Vehicle pursuits, car rammed, car crash, motorbike crashes. Objects thrown, shot. Images of Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, swastikas. Screaming. Blood/gore: Hanged/hanging man. Very bloody heads, faces, hands, knuckles, clothing, cuts, objects. Weapons protruding from heads/bodies. Exploding bodies, blood/gore spatter. Dead kangaroo. People in wheelchairs/on crutches.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (Film excerpts.) Implied sex (aggressive), kissing (m-m/m-f), full male and female nudity, shirtless men, drag queens, cleavage, people in swimwear/dancewear. Martial affair mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, tying belt around arm). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar, pipe). Intoxication, petrol-sniffing. Smoking pot mentioned. Pub, nightclub settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, p*ss. Name-calling (terrible, mental, pervert, monkeys, ignorant, stupid, bastards, pompous windbag, b*tch, bozos, etc). Religious references exclamations (oh my god, goddamn, prayer, bible, etc).

  • THEMES

    David Stratton, film criticism, Australian cinema, censorship, screen heroes, Picturegoer magazine, brothers, approval, collections, representation of Indigenous people.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    (Mostly film excerpts). Contains images and voices of Aboriginal persons who may be deceased. Dead wife and baby (murdered), dead baby (animal attack). Church, wedding, pub, nightclub, war settings. Marriage proposal. Helicopters. Horses, cattle, waterbirds, camels, kangaroo, ants, donkey, goats, dogs, crocodile, greyhounds. Steak, chicken, oysters eaten. Animal skins seen. Spitting. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little disjointed/overstuffed. Focuses more on the history of Australian cinema than David Stratton himself.

13th (2016)

Published in 0-9
Monday, 07 November 2016 12:03
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Freedom to all Americans.

  • Starring

    Michelle Alexander, Jelani Cobb, Cory Booker, Bryan Stevenson, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Angela Davis, Marie Gottschalk, John Hagan, Michael Hough, Van Jones, David Keene, David Dinkins, Shaka Senghor, Grover Norquist, Newt Gingrich, Cory Greene

  • Directed by

    Ava DuVernay

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Images of deaths in custody (people shot on camera), man with KKK carved in skin, man with whipping scars, people being kicked/grabbed/punched/pursued/dragged/firehosed/arrested/thrown to the ground/beaten/elbowed/pushed/shoved/spat on/handcuffed/tear-gassed/held at gunpoint, mass fighting, riots, armed soldiers, burning buildings, tanks, house raids/doors kicked in, Central Park Five, four girls killed in bomb blast (16th Street Baptist Church bombing), prison fighting/beatings, police brutality. Film scenes of woman being raped, Civil War battles, woman committing suicide, Ku Klux Klan, non-whites being dragged/burned at crosses. Images of lynched men, slaves, people chained. Cartoons of non-whites depicted as savages/demons/rapists/killers. Newspaper headlines mention negroes burned/shot/killed/hanged/lynched/murdered in bomb blast, maggot and rat-infested prison food. Gunshot, yelling for help heard (911 call). Racks of guns/firearms seen. Criminals, slavery, Civil War, rapists, hanged by knees/flogged with chain, brutal rape, Willie Horton kidnapping/stabbing a man/repeatedly raping his girlfriend, girl abducted/killed, suicide (hanging), loitering, vagrancy mentioned. Blood/gore: Videos of people shot/bleeding/dying on camera. Archival images of hanging/bloodied corpses, corpses on stretchers, mutilated head/chest, bloody bed/floor, funeral/casket, man on crutches, woman on hospital bed with IV drip, people in detention centres, disenfranchised people. Attempting suicide, cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape scene (film). Fully nude males, shirtless men. Rapists, rape, brutal rape mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Images of bags of pills, white powder (crack), woman smoking cigarette, prescription drugs. War on drugs, drug addiction, drug dependency, possession of marijuana, drug and alcohol abuse, heroin, crack, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, n-word, a-words. Name-calling (superpredators, crazy people, wolves, monsters, criminals, liar, etc)

  • THEMES

    US prison system, incarceration, 13th Amendment, racial inequality, The Birth of a Nation, slavery, segregation, Reagan era, politics, media, justice, Trayvon Martin, ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), innocence, civil rights, plea bargaining, activism, Black Lives Matter.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison settings. Horses, dogs (archival pictures). Also known as The  13th.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Urgent, stimulating, thought-provoking, definitive, stunning, focused, heartbreaking, powerful, infuriating, overwhelming, crucial, stirring, piercing, relevant, disturbing, enraging, sickening, chilling, staggering, humane, lucid, precise, harrowing, hard-hitting, timely, necessary, intelligent, compelling, dense, pulsating, energetic, purposeful, slick, articulate, no-nonsense, remarkable, organised, detailed, solid. Illustrious cast/interviewees, devastating footage, crisply/cleanly argued.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Before The Flood (2016)

Published in B
Monday, 07 November 2016 06:43
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Fishering for the truth.

  • Starring

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Ban Ki-Moon, Elon Musk, Pope Francis, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Kerry, Sunita Narain, Barack Obama, Lindsey Allen, Farwiza Farhan, Jeremy Jackson, Michael E. Mann, Piers Sellers, Anote Tong

  • Directed by

    Fisher Stevens

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Written death threats to a man's self/family shown (eg you're going to hang/you ought to be shot). Images of people fighting/being beaten for fresh water access. Film footage of battle scene. Photo (and theatrical recreation) of mountain of skulls. Images of devastating floods, hurricanes, storms, wildfires, burning water, oil spills, deforestation, drought, dead fish, destroyed coral reefs. Photo of Jeffrey Dahmer. Poisoned water, hunting, fishing, corruption, bribes mentioned. Yelling, street protesting. Blood/gore: Slaughtering cattle, pancreatic cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Painting of many nude people. Shirtless men. Deadly sins, debauchery, excess, gay marriage mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Badass, sonofab*tch, p*ssed, cr*p. Religious references and exclamations (oh my God). Name-calling (charlatan, etc).

  • THEMES

    Climate change, global warming, action, extinction, crisis, misinformation, deforestation, wildlife, environmentalism, renewable energy, industrialisation, urbanisation, denialism, rising sea levels, palm oil, methane, carbon tax, The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch, The Revenant (movie).

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Horses, polar bear, narwhals, seals, penguins, cats, cows, cow dung, caged pigs, ocean fish, elephant, orangutans, camels. Helicopters, planes, airport setting, submersible setting. Fur, leather worn. Spitting. Roasting chicken (archival footage). Some fast editing. Several foreign languages (some subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, effective, well-intentioned, personal, interesting, necessary, smooth, well-paced, fervent, sober, thoughtful, rousing, accessible, intelligent, concise, thought-provoking, entertaining, urgent, sincere, comprehensive, persuasive. Proposes numerous solutions, handsomely shot, some heartbreaking/alarming moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Obvious political agenda, a little didactic, The Garden of Earthly Delights framing device is a little pat/on-the-nose.

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

Published in T
Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:36
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  • 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.

Embrace

Published in E
Thursday, 07 July 2016 13:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch

    What are you feeding yourself?

  • Starring

    Taryn Brumfitt, Amanda De Cadenet, Ricki Lake, Nora Tschirner, Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, Renee Airya, Jade Beall, Harnaam Kaur, B. Jeffrey Madoff, Melinda Tankard Reist, Professor Marika Tiggeman, Jane Langton, Dr Linda Bacon, Nigel Marsh, Matthew Brumfitt, Lea, Mia, Khrishna, Tenisha, Kirsty

  • Directed by

    Taryn Brumfitt

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Description and some vision of popular game where players need to have sex with a prostitute then murder her to get your money back (gunshot heard; seeing her bleed and die mentioned). Women mention sexual abuse as a child, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, self-disgust, self-loathing. Burning trees. Story heard of athlete fighting for life after being trapped in a raging bushfire. Punishing body, end my life, you're going to die mentioned. Blood/gore: Severely scarred (burned) skin. Surgical incision in stomach, injections into face, bloodied face, image of brain tumour (acoustic neuroma). Mastectomy scars seen. Photo of youths in hospital beds/bandaged arm. Tummy tuck, breast surgery/augmentation, nipple lifting, cosmetic procedures, nose jobs, plastic surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full female nudity, topless women, shirtless men, cleavage. Group of fully nude people (side/rear views). Photo collage of vaginas. Childbirth scene. Breast/body examination. Images of worryingly skinny women (protruding ribs/jawlines), girls dressed in a sexualised manner. Women in underwear, lingerie, swimwear. Sexually provocative dancing/grinding/song lyrics. Signs advertise showgirls clubs. Sexual abuse as a child, leaking nipples, unwanted sexual advances, teen pregnancy mentioned. References to sexual inactivity; slang for sex (bang her).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (woman holding cigarette - photo). Endorphins mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (x2), s-word, a-word (printed). Abusive and degrading social media messages. Name-calling (fat, lazy, pig, b*tch). Self-loathing. Religious references (OMG). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Taryn Brumfitt, body diversity, self-hate, weight, body image, body-shaming, sacrifice, acceptance, anorexia, bulimia, breast cancer, disfigurement, fitness modelling, cosmetic procedures, before and after photos, viral posts, unattainable perfection, empowerment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Plane, airport settings. Birth scene. Dog, horse, rabbit (pic), cat (pic). Wet myself, pood myself, depression, anxiety, [models who] starve themselves, postpartum depression, polycystic ovaries, disease, divorce, death, redundancy, wife left you, breast cancer mentioned.

The Lost Aviator: The True Story of Bill Lancaster

Published in T
Saturday, 09 April 2016 09:15
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Pacts a punch.

  • Starring

    Andrew Lancaster, Nina Squires, Debbie Squires, Nicholas Eadie, Penny Lancaster, John Lancaster, Colin Evans, Peter Skinner, Chrystopher Spicer, Nick Forder, Dick Smith, Greg Herrick, John Armstrong, Grahame Ramsey, John Stainton, Leof Kingsford-Smith, Dr Paul George, Arron Wayne Cull, Chris Mancini, Judge Scott Silverman, Alain Brouchard, Wylton Dickson, Grahame Powell and (voices of): Ewen Leslie, Kipan Rothbury, Yael Stone, Ralph Barker

  • Directed by

    Andrew Lancaster

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). Crashed/wrecked aircraft. Armed soldiers, electric chair, suicide notes seen. Gunshot heard. Atomic bomb detonation discussed. Stealing, fraud mentioned. Murder, suicide, aircraft crashes, people smuggling, deportation, nervous/violent temper, slap across the face mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, mummified remains. Bloody head, fingers, hands, neck, grazes, bullet wound, objects. Blood spatter, dripping blood. Sunburned skin, scars. A corpse is exhumed. Skull. Broken nose, knocked teeth out mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene from TV show (couple implied nude under the sheets). Kissing (photos and on TV show). Nude male (rear view). Low-cut gowns, cleavage, man in underwear. Syphilis, affairs, bigamist mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, cocktails, spirits). Cabinet full of liquor seen. Smoking. Prohibition, marijuana, alcoholism, drug smuggling, dope smoking, addiction mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    P*ss. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bill Lancaster, Chubbie Miller, aviation, pioneers, love triangles, journals, infidelity, guilt, gossip, betrayal, abandonment, fame, innocence, murder trials, blame, pacts, scandal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Court, cemetery settings. Estranged family. Divorce, the Great Depression mentioned. Planes. Dogs, sheep, horses, chickens, bird. Some French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, intriguing, bright, entertaining, personal, moving, unexpected, intimate, thought-provoking, elegant, punctilious, self-aware, feather-ruffling, worthy, transporting, unforgettable, absorbing, clever. Enticing/great/globe-spanning/fascinating story, satisfying/busy/well-handled narrative, handsomely presented, wonderfully/extensively researched, fluid editing, lovely/expert score, leaves you with more questions than answers.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unavoidably inconclusive, would benefit from the inclusion of Miller's descendants.

Wide Open Sky

Published in W
Thursday, 31 March 2016 07:19
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Get on the bus.

  • Starring

    Michelle Leonard, Katelyn, Ella, Peta, Opal, Grant, Lachlan, George, Kacey, Alyssa, Mack, Russell, Di, Kyhnan, Amber, Taylah, Crystal, Duane, Nora, Dot, Thomas, Cayden, Melvyn, Nea, Justin, Alice Chance

  • Directed by

    Lisa Nicol

  • Running time

    78 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is tackled playing football. Stabbing (a musical note) mentioned. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Fart, OMG, what the...?. Religious references. "Swearing" mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Choir, singing, music, conducting, rural, New South Wales, opportunity, inspiration, performance, talent, self-expression, remote/disadvantaged regions, footy, scholarships, camp, music literacy, leadership, friendship, confidence, auditions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Emus, dogs, chickens, goats, cows, horses, birds, flies. Plane, rainbow, full moon, campfire. Reference to bed-wetting. Children sing a song about a frog.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartwarming, inspiring, joyful, moving, brilliant, heart-tugging, tear-jerking, chest-swelling. Crisp running time, stunning landscapes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A