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American Honey (2016)

Published in A
Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, sex scenes and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Star viewing.

  • Starring

    Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Raymond Coalson, Isaiah Stone, Dakota Powers, Shawna Rae Moseley

  • Directed by

    Andrea Arnold

  • Running time

    163 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, tackled, slapped, attacked (off-screen/yelling/car-screeching heard), pushed/forced into a swimming pool, stomped on. People playfight, wrestle. Onlookers cheer on two men fighting. Trashed room. A child stabs an uncooked roasting chicken (bulging flesh, bloody water). Stolen car/jewellery. A story is heard about a woman who was attacked by meth heads/raped/killed/buried. A teen explains his teeth are missing because he was hit by a car as a child. Fathers killed in Afghanistan/Iraq, hunting/shooting turkey mentioned. Yelling, arguing, howling. A song lyric says "I kill children". Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, face, fingers, grass, shoes, tampon.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have (realistic) sex in the car, in a field, against a van (m-m). An 18-year-old girl escorts/masturbates a man in return for cash. A male inserts his fingers inside a female then sniffs them to determine whether she has had sex with another man. A man calling himself Daddy gropes a young female in his care. Men seen in hotel room with female (threesome implied). Orgasms, kissing, caressing, flirting, undressing, bum-squeezing, neck-licking. Full male nudity, exposed breast, female crotch area seen, mooning (male bum), shirtless males, woman in skimpy bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Provocative dancing. A man rubs sunscreen over a woman's body. Sexual-themed banter and jokes. Porn mags, prostitutes mentioned. References to ejaculate, erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking bongs/cones/joints; marijuana leaf symbols on clothing/objects). Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, mescal). Bar setting. Intoxication. Smoking (drugs, cigarettes). Get you drunk, crack, sell dope, acid, stoner, get high, mother died from meth, ecstasy, meth heads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (stupid, paedophile, etc). Slang for genitals. Religious references, exclamations (God, damn, God's a c*nt) and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Youth, misfits, counter-culture, rural America, survival, road trips, friendship, money, independence, identity, coming-of-age, new girls, lower class/welfare families, door-to-door selling, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned/estranged children. Sifting through trash for food, sleeping rough. Mum with cancer, dead mothers mentioned. Tongue-poking. Dogs, moths, spider, tadpoles, cockatoo (caged), frog, bee, bird, sugar glider, bear, horses, cat, grasshopper, fireflies. Urination. Fireworks. Spam eaten, mescal worm swallowed, cooking steaks. Shot in 4:3 ratio. Loosely based on "For Youths, a Grim Tour on Magazine Crews" by Ian Urbina (The New York Times, 2007).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Astonishing, devastating, fresh, rapturous, scuzzy, electrifying, open-ended, backwater, unwashed, ravishing, scrappy, sprawling, sensual, grimy, fascinating, magisterial, worthwhile, immersive, poignant, unsentimental, penetrating, bold, intoxicating, atmospheric, intriguing. Striking/riveting/astonishing/magnetic performances, electric/enticing chemistry between Sasha Lane and Shia LeBeouf, breathtaking/astounding/stunning/rich/sensual/startling/vivid/terrific/sun-soaked cinematography by Robbie Ryan, beautiful/wild editing, exhilarating/remarkable soundtrack, largely non-professional cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Intentionally exhausting/meandering/plotless/patchy/overlong; won't be for everybody. Some improv-ish dialogue, a little episodic/clichéd.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Published in D
Thursday, 27 October 2016 23:24
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Technical wizardy.

  • Starring

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins

  • Directed by

    Scott Derrickson

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bound, strung up, beheaded, hit with objects, kicked, crushed, punched, beaten, face-grabbed, elbowed, stomped on, robbed, thrown through the air/against walls/down stairs/out onto the street/head-first into a glass cabinet/over a railing, grabbed by hundreds of disembodied hands, headlocked, hit, run through with spear, stabbed, smacked, chained up, roundhouse kicked, tackled, throat-grabbed, near-hit by car, roped, trapped inside a wall/fish tank, impaled, blasted. People fall from high ledges, dangle precariously, fall/jump through portals, repeadetly die/ then resurrect. Weapons/fight training. Objects torn, pushed, smashed, stolen, knocked over. Reckless driving, cars collide, car over cliff, vehicle rollover, car underwater. Explosions, mass property destruction, burning streets/buildings, apocalyptic scenes. Screaming, arguing. Gunshot wound, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Head falling into bin (decapitation). Dead bodies. Surgical procedures (medical instruments, scans, IV drips, drilling skull, injections, machines that go ping). Bloody bandages/hands/face/head/cuts/nose/objects; dripping blood, smeared blood. Hand reaches into chest. Bruising, scars. Object removed from skull, arms/hands in traction, stitching flesh (close-up). Resuscitation (paddles), flatlining. Characters with charred bodies/red eyes/silver scales around eyes/hoods/cloaks; giant eyeballs/face. Brain donor, craniotomy, organ harvesting, crushed lower spine, burst mid-thoracic, nerve damage, multiple torn ligaments, broken back, paralysed, experimental treatments, acupuncture, high heart rate, loss of body function, shock, dilated pupils mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man. Nude drawings (no genitals seen). Hand-holding, caressing, kiss on cheek. Sleeping together mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Drunk idiot, LSD mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words. Name-calling (coward, dog, idiot, zealots, etc). Religious references (prayer wheels) and exclamations (oh my God, what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, wizardry, healing, therapy, neurology, spinal cord injury, ritual, cellular regeneration, faith, belief, astral projection, spells, magic, time, training, surrender, immortality, temporal manipulation, the dark dimension.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Butterfly. Lightning. Images of buildings/streetscapes/interiors/dimensions/body parts move in brain-bending/dizzying ways. Flash/strobe editing. Mid-credits scene, post-credit scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, exciting, trippy, freaky, smart, accessible, nutty, engaging, likeable, eye-popping, exotic, entertaining, escapist, fun, psychedelic, hyper-vivid, thrilling, engrossing, vigorous, dark, mystical, bold. Effective/imaginative/impressive/extravagant/mind-blowing/staggering/innovative/stupendous visual effects, consistently engaging performances, outstanding production design/costumes, memorable score, impressive/clever finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, safe. Familiar genre tropes, some forced comedy/dialogue, underwritten villain, inevitable generic showdown.

Hell or High Water (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    The things we do for our kids.

  • Starring

    Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham, Dale Dickey, Katy Mixon, Marin Ireland, John-Paul Howard, Margaret Bowman

  • Directed by

    David Mackenzie

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, threatened at gunpoint, held up (bank robberies), hair-pulled, punched, head-slammed, grabbed, pursued, slapped. Brothers playfully kicked/slap/wrestle. Cars/windows shot. Stolen cars, car chases. Burning field/cars. Explosion. A law enforcer comments that criminals should be hanged. Yelling. Shooting a man, being jailed, shooting coyotes, threatened family, killing father in a "hunting accident", assault, robbery mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody gore in hat. Bloody bullet wounds/cuts/eye/face/head/forehead/hip/clothing. Blood spatter, bleeding, dripping blood, blood pool. Arm brace, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have background sex in a hotel bedroom (full nudity - side view). A woman is groped beneath her skirt. Flirting, caressing. Shirtless man, cleavage, man in underwear. Pimp mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots, spirits). Smoking. Vials of prescription pills seen on dresser. Tweakers mentioned. Casino setting (slot machines, poker played).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonsofb*tches, bastards, p*ssed. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (what in the devil, dammit, who the hell, goddam). Frequent jokes/insults regarding race/culture/countryfolk/small towns/Native American Indians/religion.

  • THEMES

    Brothers, poverty, bank robbers, bank holdups, getaway cars, child support, retirement, Texas, small towns, family ranches, unemployment, corporate greed, oil, money-laundering.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead partner, dead brother, estranged wife/children. Dead mother, dead wife, foreclosure, divorce mentioned. Casino setting. Horses, cows, snake, dog. Steak eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, good, gripping, offbeat, moral, high-stakes, entertaining, engaging, effective, well-paced, soulful, compelling, rangy, violent, cynical, elegiac, surprising, gritty, riveting, uproarious. Brilliant cast/performances, rich/textured characterisation, tight/sinewy direction, evocative visuals, handsome cinematography, eloquent framing, excellent/sharp/fantastic/terrific screenplay, snappy lines, twangy/jangly/great score, strong technical credits, rich sense of place.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar genre beats, could do with a better title.

The Accountant (2016)

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's all in the trailer.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Robert C. Treveiler

  • Directed by

    Gavin O'Connor

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (often point-blank to face/head), punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against walls/objects, grabbed, dragged out of a car, taken hostage, held at gunpoint, strangled/neck-snapped, throat-grabbed, restrained, elbowed, pursued, shot with a nail-gun, tortured, tied up, thrown over a balcony, flipped, used as a grenade shield. Home invasion. A house is badly shot up. Archival vision is seen several times of men being stabbed (blood spatter seen). A man is blackmailed into suicide (drug-overdose; death not seen). Children engage in a street brawl. A man hits himself with an object. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked, snapped in half, shot, kicked in, rammed. Target shooting, hand-to-hand combat training. Arguing. A story is heard of a girl losing her legs in a car bomb. A story is heard of a woman giving a drug dealer cocaine then locking him in the trunk of a car. Flashback vision shows how a man was tortured to death. A story is heard of a man breaking a prison guard's skull. Weapons charges, assault and battery, attempted murder, Taliban, Al Qaeda, drug cartels, arms brokers, killing/violating your wife mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bruised/burned corpse in body bag. Corpse in coffin. Bloody heads, noses, mouths, teeth, knees, legs, cuts, grazes, walls, bullet wounds, clothing; pools of blood, blood spatter. Bruising. Neck-snap heard. Nail shot into man's hand. People with missing limbs/body parts. Man on EMT stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Shirtless man, shirtless boy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Zoloft tablets consumed. Vials of insulin seen. Fatal drug overdose (discussed). Opium pipeline, drug cartels, cocaine, dogs playing poker, blackjack, card counting, drug use, possession, quitting drinking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, cr*p, p*ss, sonofab*tch, fart. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references (goddam, Christ, oh God, Jesus, Mary and Joseph).

  • THEMES

    Forensic accounting, fraud, neuroscience, high-functioning autism, stimming, prosthetics, mathematicians, brothers, crime families, conspiracy, strict military fathers, priceless goods/artworks, social cues.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead mother, estranged mother, dead best friend. Prison setting. Bacon eaten. Strobe lighting. Brief subtitles (French and Japanese).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unusual, oddball, engaging, ludicrous, layered. Intriguing/ attention-grabbing/well-choreographed action, intense violence, fresh concept/premise, nice chemistry between leads, fantastic cast, memorable performance by Jon Bernthal, subtle/mischevioius performance by Ben Affleck.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, unthrilling, goofy, frustrating, overcomplicated, style-less, formulaic, tone-deaf, dumb. Unclear/unconvincing/mundane/clichéd/ridiculous/derivative plot devices, uninterestingly written support roles, lousy title, lugubrious script, sterile visuals, takes a long time to get going.

Café Society (2016)

Published in C
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 02:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Watch every movie like it's your last.

  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, Jeannie Berlin

  • Directed by

    Woody Allen

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, threatened at gunpoint, robbed, roughed up, arrested. Death sentence (electric chair). Objects damaged (sabotage). A man says he will kill himself/die if he loses a woman. A story is heard of a taxi driving through the frontage of a restaurant. Man knocking his mistress's teeth out, threats to beat up neighbour, threats to shoot dog, deliberately denting car, Adolf Hitler, racketeering, extortion, tax evasion, execution mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bodies thrown into pits/covered with cement. Bloody shirt, towel. Scattering ashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man hires a prostitute. Undressing, kissing. Woman in underwear. Cleavage. Infidelity. Sex with wife/other woman, men leaving wives for younger women, man sleeping with wife's sister, stripper, blowing fortune on showgirls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine). Bar, nightclub settings. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (craps). Opium, blowing fortune on racing, muggles, reefers, smoking dope, dope addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bullsh*t, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (oh God, Jesus, what the hell, Christ).

  • THEMES

    1930s Hollywood, 1930s New York, manners, nepotism, pretension, socialites, gangsters, infidelity, disillusionment, rejection, brothers, name-dropping, scandal, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Man cheating on wife. Marriage proposals. Relationship breakups. Wedding, courtroom, bar, club, prison settings. Leaving wife for other woman, husband left wife for best friend, divorce mentioned. Fur coats. Horse. Power blackout. Some Hebrew.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bittersweet, easygoing, snazzy, enjoyable, nostalgic, witty, charming, polished, lavish, watchable, elegant. Top-rate/adept ensemble cast, endearing chemistry between Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, sumptuous/honeyed/lustrous visuals, rich/inspired production design, nimble/formidable/breathtaking/scrumptious cinematography, diosyncratic dialogue, witty costuming, rich/romantic soundtrack, poignant ending; Allen's first use of digital cameras.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, uneven, forgettable, frustrating. Some out-of-place/unconvincing elements, feels a little too fabricated/contrived at times.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:55
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong battle violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Quite a wall to climb.

  • Starring

    Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Matt Nable, Nathaniel Buzolic, Richard Roxburgh

  • Directed by

    Mel Gibson

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, bayoneted, set alight, thrown/blasted through the air, hit with objects, throat-grabbed, dragged, near hit-by vehicles, found crushed beneath a car, slapped, teased, bullied, beaten, rammed against a wall, buried alive, throat-sliced (off-camera/sound heard), sabotaged, captured, beheaded, sacrificed (harakiri). Explosions. Siblings wrestle/fight/punch/kick; a boy hits his brother over the head with a brick. A woman is threatened by an alcoholic husband. A man holds his father at gunpoint. A father threatens to beat/whip his sons. A story is heard of two young men committing suicide because they were declined entry into the military. Newreel footage of Nazi soldiers/flags. Objects thrown, smashed, exploded, grabbed, punched. Very intense and grisly battle scenes. Military vehicles/training/ships/aircraft, grenades, satchel charges, bayonet attacks, mortars. Yelling, arguing, screaming, battle cries. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (many - fresh/decomposed/piled up). Bloody heads, hands, faces, hair, legs, clothing, ground, wounds, linen, cuts, scrapes; blood on headstone, spots of blood spray, spurting blood, blood extraction. Torsos cut in half, missing limbs, spilled guts, visible bone/flesh. Torsos/bodies used as shields. Needles injected into skin (one seen in close-up). People on stretchers, hospital beds. Bandages, tourniquets, bruising, bloodshot eyes, scarred (burned) face/arm, rope burns. Surgery, vials of blood/plasma. Knife protruding/removed from boot.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple kiss in their bedroom on their wedding night (sex implied - not seen). Nude man (genitals mostly obscured - full rear view seen), shirtless men, men in loincloth underwear, cleavage. Kissing, flirting. A man reads a 1940s girlie magazine. Married to first cousin, lover, mistress, concubine mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (morphine). Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, alcoholic husband/father. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, son-of-a-bitch. Name-calling. Slang words for genitals/bodily functions/women. Heavy religious references and exclamations (damn, what the hell, Satan, the Sabbath, good Christian, good Lord). Derogatory references/jokes about religion, women, American Indians, countryfolk.

  • THEMES

    Desmond Doss, conscientious objectors, army medics, faith, religion, Seventh Day Adventism, World War II, the Battle of Okinawa, court martial, stubbornness, pride, dating, imprisonment, morals, nightmares, rescue, heroes, brotherhood, mateship.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemtery, church, courtroom, hospital, war settings. Alcoholic husband/father. Dead friends. Marriage proposal, engagement, woman stood up at altar, man tells how he was given up to an orphanage as a child. Rats, maggots. Waterfall. Toilet. Vomiting. Vision at end credits. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, riveting, maddening, gruesome, effective, bloody, brutal, powerful, visceral, devastating, potent, bombastic, crowd-pleasing, pounding. Extraordinary second half, lucid/clear/violent/long/gut-wrenching/blistering/relentless/delirious/kinetic/staggering/skillfully choreographed action, captivating/sincere/winning/inhabited/committed/likeable/believable performance by Andrew Garfield.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, cheesy, programmatic, safe, overdone. Conventional/corny/groan-worthy/clichéd first half, promotes pacifism by celebrating violence.

Don't Breathe (2016)

Published in D
Saturday, 08 October 2016 03:14
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Will press your panic button.

  • Starring

    Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto

  • Directed by

    Fede Alvarez

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, grabbed, rammed against walls, held at gunpoint, punched, dragged, tied up, gagged, near-molested, hooded, pursued/hunted, near-choked, thrown through plate glass, attacked by a dog, head-slammed, hit with objects, kicked, glassed, face-grabbed, headlocked, bludgeoned, handcuffed, hair-pulled, stomped on. People crash to the ground from upper floors. An animal is sedated, trapped. Break-and-enter, stealing. Objects thrown, smashed, punched, shot, shoulder-charged, cut with scissors. Daughter killed in fatal car accident (mentioned and newspaper headlines). A female tells how she was locked in the trunk of a car as a child. A man was reportedly blinded by shrapnel while serving at war. A photograph of a child is positioned upside-down (creepy). Larceny, double homicide mentioned. Heavy breathing, creaking floorboards. Screaming, growling, snarling. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody heads, faces, necks, foreheads, hair, mouths, knuckles, hands, walls, bullet wounds, objects, clothing; blood spatter, spurting blood, pooling blood. Chunks of flesh fly off when people are shot. Scars, bruising, swelling, dried blood, bandage, drool. Patient with oxygen mask on stretcher. Milky white (blind) eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is almost forcibly inseminated. Semen is squirted into a man's face/mouth. Vial of semen. Undressing, woman in lingerie, cleavage. A woman makes an oral sex gesture with her fist. Jerk off, rape, masturbation mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). A dog is sedated with a laced chew. Smoking (possible joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious exclamations (Jesus, there is no God).

  • THEMES

    Home invasion, blindness, home security, crime, theft, survival, guard dogs, kidnapping, panic alarms, senses, revenge, artificial insemination.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead daughter, dead woman (pregnant). Estranged father mentioned. Dog, ladybugs. Urination. Power blackout.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegant, fast-paced, dazzling, inventive, unsettling, claustrophobic, lean, mean, intense, streamlined, crowd-pleasing, muscular, brutal, relentless, immersive, unpredictable, suspenseful, gruelling. Basic setup, enticing premise, fierce/fantastic/powerful/menacing/intimidating/imposing/excellent/physical performance by Stephen Lang, murky/decrepit production design, shadowy cinematography, layered/effective/atmospheric/intense sound design, eerie finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little implausible, gets a bit ridiculous/repetitive toward the end, cheap/misjudged/grotesque psychosexual moment.

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Published in T
Friday, 07 October 2016 07:49
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Blunt falls off the wagon.

  • Starring

    Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein, Lisa Kudrow

  • Directed by

    Tate Taylor

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bludgeoned, thrown to the ground, pushed, slapped, hair-grabbed, head-smashed, hit with objects, followed, mouth-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, stabbed, glassed, stomped on, dragged, strangled. People have smoke/water blown/thrown in their faces. A story is told of a baby drowning (wrapped corpse/burial seen). Objects thrown/smashed, broken mirror. Screaming, yelling. Homicide, smashing a woman's head on the floor, partially decomposed body, blunt force trauma mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody heads, hair, hands, fingernails, faces, clothing, ground; spurting blood. Object protruding from flesh. Cemetery. Abortion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in bedrooms, outdoors, in the kitchen, in the shower. Masturbation. Fully nude men, women, baby (rear, side and top views - genitals obscured). People in baths, showers, underwear; shirtless man, cleavage. Kissing, breast-grabbing, finger-sucking, undressing. A story is told of a woman falling pregnant/giving birth at the age of 17. Kissing thighs, holding breasts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism, bar settings. AA meeting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women (whore). Religious exclamations (what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Exes, alcoholism, murder, betrayal, infidelity, obsessions, therapy, intoxication, memory, blackouts, missed calls, abusive relationships, domestic violence, voyeurism, self-loathing, infertility, the other woman, self-defense, sketching.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wife/neighbour, husband/father killed. Dead brother, dead parents, job loss, abortion mentioned. Funeral, burial scenes. Toilet, pregnancy test. Brief Spanish (no translation). Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, voyeuristic, sexy, brutal, engaging. Enigmatic/effective/terrific/broken/excellent/convincing performance by Emily Blunt, acerbic/appealling performance by Allison Janney, extraordinary musical score, reasonably faithful to the Paula Hawkins novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    So-so, unconvincing, repetitive, ungripping, disappointing, lukewarm, predictable, contrived, one-dimensional, clichéd, tedious, flimsy, unsuspenseful, sloppy. Dour/undimensional/humourless/sullen characters, bland script, boring/crummy/pinched visuals, some amateurish direction, camp climax.

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 03 October 2016 05:25
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    This is not a drill.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Ethan Suplee, Trace Adkins, Brad Leland

  • Directed by

    Peter Berg

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed, pinned, thrown through the air/against objects, covered in mud, banged against railings, hit by projectiles/flying glass, burned, scalded, covered in debris, knocked unconscious, slammed against a wall. A man bangs his head against a glass mirror. People jump/are thrown from high ledges. Explosions, fireballs, burning water/objects. Damage, debris, broken/smashed glass. Birds fly into a helicopter/a boat. Yelling, screaming, arguing, mass panic. Indictment for manslaughter mentioned. Blood/gore: Broken leg (protruding bone), broken glass protruding from skin. A falling body hits a metal air vent (fatal). People are covered in blood, scratches, cuts. Swollen eye, bruising, bandages, crutches. A long shard of glass is removed from skin. Dead/oil-covered bird. Roll call of deceased.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in underwear (sex implied). Kissing. Shirtless man, man in shower (no nudity seen). A man says his cat used to try and mount his dog.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). A man is asked if he is on medication. Receiving/drinking a bottle of wine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ssed. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (so help you God, oh my God, goddamit, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Deepwater Horizon, oil drilling, rigs, disaster, oil spills, mud displacement, pressure levels, scandal, safety, corporate greed, environmental catastrophe, testing, awards, rescue, chaos.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Ocean/underwater setting. Fishing photo (catfish). Helicopters. Taxidermy animals seen in background. Strobing lights. Based on true events. Based on Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul published in The New York Times.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rugged, realistic, action-packed, vivid, fast-paced, spectacular, harrowing, courageous, angry, effective, brave, unsentimental, gruelling, no-nonsense, thrilling, white-knuckle, stunning, human, plausible, visceral, solid, tense, unsettling, impressive. Excellent/fantastic/relatable performances, seamless special effects, terse/tense/technically complex/cleverly incoherent dialogue, disorienting/smart editing, hyper-real sound design, a worthy tribute to the people involved.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin characterisation, treacly/clumsy song over end credits, doesn't address the environmental impact of the tragedy.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Published in M
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence, some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    The bird will explain everything.

  • Starring

    Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Raffiella Chapman

  • Directed by

    Tim Burton

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows (crossbow) and bullets (.38), hit by vehicles, grabbed, laughed at, knocked unconscious, hit with objects, impaled, stabbed, splashed with beer, set on fire, thrown through the air, slammed into walls/windows, knocked aside, roped, frozen, trapped beneath ice, near-hit with knives, attacked by birds/bees, punched, stomped on, bitten, turned to stone/shattered, eye-gouged, slashed on face, cleavered, dropped to the ground. Characters slide down a rooftop. Objects smashed, kicked, thrown, shoulder-charged, set on fire, thumped. Explosion. Air raid/bomb dropped on house. A teddy bear is torn in half, an inanimate object is brought to life then killed in a fight. Children wear World War II-style gas masks. Trashed houses, broken glass, swastikas seen, air raid siren heard. Children enter a sideshow haunted house (fluorescent skulls, giant spiders seen). A man watches a TV program of birds attacking carrion. References to "monsters" (ie Nazis) in Poland during World War II. A newspaper article mentions the sinking of a luxury cruise liner. A story is told of a German air raid on a children's home leaving no survivors. A boy asks, "Do you want to know who killed me?" Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Killing people, [being] brutally attacked mentioned. Blood/gore: A man's eyes are plucked out (many others implied). A pile of eyeballs seen; eyeballs are eaten. Jars of organs seen. Organs are inserted into inanimate objects/a boy to bring them to life. Skeleton characters are blown apart (skulls, pelvic bones etc seen flying off). Bloody objects, hand, organs, scratches. Inky blood seen. Welts seen on face. Corpses (adult/children/animal), skeletons, skulls. Injured bird. Characters with empty eye sockets. Smoke rises from people being experimented upon. Stitching (doll). Nightmares, anxiety mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hand-holding, hugging. An invisible child is frequently understood to be naked. Two teens undress to 1940s-style underwear. A man says he suspected his late father of infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes). Pub setting. Prescription pills mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bollocks, crap, what the..? Name-calling. Religious exclamations (God bless him, oh my God, thank God, Heaven knows).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, grandfather-grandson relationships, special powers, time travel, fathers, therapy, jealousy, power, factions, experiments, therianthropy (shapeshifting), immortality, birdwatching, Ymbrines, Hollowgasts, Wights, invisibility, resurrection, maps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather. Birds, crabs, bees, squirrel, ocean fish. Planes (Messerschmitt), toilet. Characters with glowing white eyes, long tentacles, eyeless faces, large/sharp/scary teeth, super powers, amphibious limbs, empty eye sockets, monkey tail/legs. Roast meat eaten. Spitting (water). A character removes his contact lenses. Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, mordant, charming, funny, pleasing, singular, admirable, macabre. Outstanding characters, gripping/crowd-pleasing finale, sensational costumes, elaborate/meticulously detailed set design, marvelous effects/CGI, some glorious visuals, lush cinematography, clever jump cut after opening credits, sharp contrast between real and fantastic worlds, good use of metaphor about the horrors of World War II.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, clichéd, disappointing, complicated, trite. Straightforward/restrained filmmaking, underused cast/characters, stuffy/dreary/dull in parts, excessive exposition, senseless final battle, off-kilter accents, the only non-white actor plays the villain.