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Jasper Jones (2017)

Published in J
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:28
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better than wearing a hat made of spiders.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Angourie Rice, Matt Nable, Kevin Long, Dan Wyllie, Myles Pollard, Aaron L. McGrath

  • Directed by

    Rachel Perkins

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide. People are punched, shoved, racially vicitmised, slapped, headlocked, beaten by police (implied), tackled, held at gunpoint. A woman smashes a cup of tea out of another woman's hands. Men tear up a garden bed in anger. A boy whacks a beetle. Burning house (arson implied). Arguing, shouting, screaming. Murder, abduction, hanging discussed. Stories heard of woman being hung up and bled out, teen girl being sexually abused/struck by her father. A newspaper headline reads "6 killed in bloody skirmish". Fireworks sound like gunshots. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse with bloodied/bruised face. Corpse weighted down with rock then sunk. Bloody faces, eye, mouth, face, scratch. Bruising. Man covered in soot. Blood on floor, blood on bed mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hand holding. Infidelity. Boys in singlets, boy in bath (no nudity seen). Unwanted pregnancy/incest mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody, boobies, fart, penises, p*ss. Name-calling (irritating, bugger, idiot, stupid, pig, Cong, yellow-skinned, bastard, red rat, liar, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, Jesus Christ).

  • THEMES

    Death, missing persons, suicide, infidelity, books, writing, secrets, accessories to crime, police investigation, rural towns, 1960s Western Australia, racism, cricket, curfews, search parties, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing sibling, dead sister. Dead mother (car accident), dead son (Vietnam War), dead wife/grandmother mentioned. Full moon, dogs, flies, beetle, light plane, fireworks. Spitting, farting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engaging, fleet, funny, suspenseful. Complex/standout/brilliant/strong performances, excellent cast, good story, rich widescreen cinematography, persuasive score, unusually dark subject matter, impeccable costumes and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Screenplay feels a little incohesive at times.

The Nice Guys

Published in T
Saturday, 18 June 2016 09:47
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  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    Nice guys...and stuff.

  • Starring

    Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Keith David, Beau Knapp, Lois Smith, Murielle Telio, Gil Gerard, Daisy Tahan, Kim Basinger

  • Directed by

    Shane Black

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, choked, wrestled, grabbed, thrown, kicked, smacked, threatened, held at gunpoint, butt-whipped, sprayed with dye, arm-broken, drink-spiked, bitten, pushed, head-smashed, near-drowned, pursued, kneed, hit by a car, thrown out of/through a window/over ledges, tackled, beaten, throat-grabbed, stepped on. Explosions.  Filicide. Car crashes, reckless driving, burning vehicles. A man throws a fish at a wall, a bee is squished, a man falls down an embankment, a gunman enters a diner; people hit their heads/trip over/fall to their deaths. Break-and-enter, smashed glass, burned-out house, stolen vehicle. Objects shot, thrown. Screaming. Messing with underage daughter, breaking your fingers, throw acid in her face, beating up friend, Hitler, killer bees, fascist mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, body disposal. A body splats on the ground after falling from a high ledge. Bloody faces, heads, hands, wrist, clothing, ground, grazes, wounds, stomach. A man nicks himself shaving, accidentally slashes hand/wrist. People play dead. Bandage, oxygen mask, gas masks. Fracture mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Pornographic movie (couple having sex seen). A scene takes place in a sex shop (toys/products/posters of near-nude women seen in background). Kissing (f-f). Fully nude female, exposed breasts, cleavage, man in underwear, male bum. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, lingerie. Man in bath (clothed). A youth reads a pornographic magazine (fully nude female seen), a child watches pornography. Prostitutes, strippers, exotic dancers seen. Infidelity (sleeping with father-in-law), adult films, anal sex, rim job, incest, eunuch mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking marijuana). Alcohol (spirits, beer, cocktails, hip flask). Bar settings. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). Money for pot, smoking reefer mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, sex. Religious references and exclamations. Derogatory terms for women and disabled people.

  • THEMES

    Private investigators, 1970s Los Angeles, buddies, conspiracy, porn stars, unlikely partners, single parents, father-daughter relationships, incompetence, bitterness, hippies, protest, filicide, murder, heavy drinking, catalytic car converters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead niece. Dead wife, missing husband, dead boyfriend, burned down home, missing daughter mentioned. Dog, tank fish, horse, giant bee, birds, bee. Toilet, spitting. Animal rugs. Brief German (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Eccentric, funny, dazzling, non-stop, hilarious, committed, playful, perfect, laid-back, ultra-violent, crackerjack, clever, surprising, atmospheric, cynical, enjoyable, wacky, side-clutching, delirious, energetic, silly, reckless, smart. Top-notch performances, scene-stealing performances by Angourie Rice, game cast, pitch-perfect/dynamite comic timing, cracking/witty/snappy dialogue, endearing/shaggy dog story, juicy/groovy soundtrack, ominous score, bravura/dynamic/sizzling opening sequence, gorgeously grandiose finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering, repetitious. Uninspired/confoluted plotting, some blunt narrative devices/flat jokes/tired shootouts/unconvincing material/historical inaccuracies.

Me Before You

Published in M
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:15
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love, Will.

  • Starring

    Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Peacocke, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Lewis, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Muzz Khan

  • Directed by

    Thea Sharrock

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a motorbike (implied), insulted, made fun of, doused with a bucket of ice (comic). Frequent references to suicide (scar on wrist) and planned/assisted suicide/euthanasia. Objects torn, smashed. Yelling, arguing. Sacrifice themselves, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar on wrist (suicide attempt implied). Patient in hospital bed with IV drips, canulas, breathing mask. Muscle atrophy, pneumonia, dysreflexia, spinal injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couples in bed together, man in shower (no nudity). Low-cut/revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. A running female grabs her chest to stop her breasts bouncing. Sex, wanting sex, French gay porn, infidelity, unhappy marriages, lapdancing, multiple marriages/ex-partners, [getting] up the duff mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails). Pub setting. Gambling (horseracing). Cupboard filled with prescription drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-words, bloody, b*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, quadriplegia/paralysis, home carers, euthanasia/assisted suicide, family, unlikely relationships, unemployment, sarcasm, superiority, birthdays, new experiences, French film, Paris, Mozart, holidays, rejection, loss, grief, class divides.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of loved one/adult child, job loss, relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Pub, racetrack, wedding, church, hospital, plane, airport settings. Lion (opening titles), dogs (background), horses. Lightning, thunder. Brief French subtitles (Des hommes et des dieux DVD). Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, emotional, effective, warm, funny, tear-jerking, likeable, thoughtful, glossy, satisfying, delirious, distracting, sparkly, feel-good, giddy, sweet. Winning/smart/restrained performances, good chemistry between leads, bittersweet storyline, polished production design, assured/light direction, loyal to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, formulaic, patronising, workmanlike, cutesy. Exaggerated characters, obvious music cues, Clark's character becomes a little ingratiating, tiptoes around the realities of living with quadriplegia.

Time Out of Mind

Published in T
Friday, 10 June 2016 10:44
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    We all need some.

  • Starring

    Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Steve Buscemi, Jeremy Strong, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael Buscemi, Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Anna Suzuki

  • Directed by

    Oren Moverman

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Fist fight (tackling, punching). Shoes thrown at person's head. References to 9/11, past physical abuse and sexual assault, incest, molestation. Yelling. If my throat gets slit, blew my brains out, trying to kill me, man killed by lover, man fell on tracks/sliced and diced, I will hurt you mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bleeding head, scratches. Scars. Death from breast cancer, diabetes, daughter dying from HIV mentioned. Reference to tuberculosis.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene - no visible nudity. Kissing, flirting, bum-groping. References to teenage molestation, incest, past prostitution, transvestites, anti-marriage. Poster of woman in lingerie, men in underclothes/sleepwear/towels.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (brown paper bag, beer, spirits). Alcoholism. Smoking (cigarettes). References to drugs (cocaine, heroin).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for woman ("stupid cow"). Aryan nation brotherhood meeting mentioned. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Homelessnes, father-daughter relationships, prostitution, alcoholism, mental health, begging, shelters, HIV, poverty, estrangement.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce mentioned. Hospital setting. Rat. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spare, soulful, haunting, poetic, non-didactic, political, fascinating, immersive, challenging, unflashy, patient, mournful, commanding, observational, affecting, personal, grim, unsettling, sober, unflinching, unromantic. Remarkable/powerful/committed/subtle/stoic/moving/uncompromising/unglamorous performance by Richard Gere, socially conscious, rigorous/unyielding style, disorienting/limited-vantage cinematography, scarifying/tremendous sound design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, repetitive, tedious, plodding, hard-going. Some of the framing disengages the viewer, hard for some to stop seeing Richard Gere (the Hollywood superstar), lacks drama.

Finding Dory

Published in F
Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:10
The main feature is presented with short film PIPER which features seabirds, hermit crabs, a character being tumbled by waves, a character pecked on the beak, and themes of parent-child relationships, the beach, foraging, determination, perspectives, enthusiasm and success.   DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is in...

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  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Dory finds her Destiny.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Bill Hader, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Andrew Stanton, Bennett Dammann, Eugene Levy, Kate McKinnon, Kaitlin Olson, Dominic West

  • Directed by

    Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

  • Running time

    97 minutes (+ 6-min short film Piper)

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters bump their heads, crash into/over objects, get tagged. Characters are thrown through the air, stung by anemone, pursued/grabbed (by a scary-looking creature with tentacles and sharp/snappy teeth), caught in plastic rubbish, pecked, hit by objects, knocked over, poked, swept/sucked away by current, swallowed/spat out, hand-slapped. Characters believe a friend is being attacked and eaten (comic). Hands/arms plunge into the water resembling missiles/depth charges. Stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, vehicle into water. A simple-minded creature is teased/taunted/yelled at. Armed police, stinger [road] spikes. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character almost falls into a sink garbage disposal. A character releases dark ink. A character sneezes green snot splats. Lost tentacle, head injuries, possible dead parents mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A character begins to explain where babies come from. Dating, breakup, rejection, date night mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Empty wine bottles seen on ocean floor.

  • LANGUAGE

    A background character appears to mouth the f-word.

  • THEMES

    Family, forgetfulness, short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, missions, reunions, echolocation, forgetfulness, teaching, marine care, quarantine, forgetfulness, near-sightedness, memories, captivity, shape-shifting, self-acceptance, aquariums, flashbacks, directions, faith, forgetfulness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lost child, lost (presumed dead) parents mentioned. Some dark underwater sequences, claustrophobic underwater pipe setting. Fish (lots! - inlcuding blue tang, clown fish, groper, marlin), crabs, sea urchins, whale sharks, beluga whale, octopus, squid, starfish, anemone, sea cucumbers, dolphins, seals, sea birds, coral, turtles, stingrays, seahorse, cat (poster), otter, pigeons, clam, barnacles. Snot, squid ink, bird poo. Fireworks (opening titles). Fast-editing sequences, some blurred/out-of-focus/grainy vision. Mid-credits scenes, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emotional, funny, goofy, complex, layered, heartwarming, affecting, uproarious, charming, poignant, beautiful, comforting, rewarding, great, strong, enjoyable, delightful, satisfying, standalone. Well-earned/plentiful laugh-out-loud moments, economical storytelling, exciting set pieces, ace action sequences, masterful/fabulous/photorealistic/ravishing/stunning/complex visuals, willing to deal with heavy themes, suitable for very small children.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninventive, familiar, predictable, far-fetched, formulaic. Family theme and mention of Dory's short-term memory less becomes strained/repetitive/annoying.

Warcraft

Published in W
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 07:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    Getting along can be really Orc-ward.

  • Starring

    Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga, Anna Galvin, Callum Keith Rennie

  • Directed by

    Duncan Jones

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, bludgeoned, slashed, run through, neck-sliced, thrown through the air/against objects, crushed, throat-grabbed, caged, life-sucked, chained, grabbed, hit with objects, stabbed, clubbed, blasted with lightning bolts, maimed, burned, pursued, bitten, kicked, decapitated, rammed, headbutted, transformed into an animal, kneed, slapped, pushed off a cliff, neck-snapped, disembowled. Extended battle sequences. Animals are life-sucked, thrown, skinned (implied), rammed, leg-grabbed, speared, run through. A character stands with a recently speared fish. Collapsed building, burning/ransacked villages. Explosion. Objects thrown, thumped. Roaring, screaming, yelling, arguing. Poisoning, killing, suicide (metaphoric), rip heart out mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (decomposing, fresh, animal, human, orc etc). Corpses thrown through the air. Bloody faces, mouths, chin, arms, hand, fingers, wounds, objects, armour, cuts; blood/goo spatter, dripping blood. Missing hand/fingers, broken tusk, decapitated head. A tooth is extracted. Skulls, skeletons, horns, bones seen. Objects/fingers protruding from/into skin. Scars, bruising, swelling, reddened skin, blackened veins, glowing eyes. Blue baby (implied death during birth). Eating your blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Birth scene. Caressing. Skimpy clothing, shirtless males, cleavage, exposed midriffs. A female character invites a male to lie with her. Mating, love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character lies in a healing pool. Medicines mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    None.

  • THEMES

    World of Warcraft, battle, clans, orcs, humans, war, enemies, pregnancy, birth, portals, orphans, betrayal, traitors, guardians, greed, magic, incantations, tradition, dark magic, heroes, death, grief, beginnings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Blue baby (implied death during birth). Son killed in front of parent. Dead parents. Mother burned alive, estranged/missing family mentioned. Funeral setting. Creatures with green/blue/grey skin, pointy ears, glowing/coloured eyes, spiky shoulders. Giant bird creatures/gryphons, horses, sheep, orcs, wolf-creatures, creepy shadowy figure, demon. Waterfalls, full moon, volcano, thunder, lightning. Spitting. Skulls, skeletons, fur, feathers, skins worn. Meat eaten. Brief Orc language (subtitles/translation). High/sweeping camera angles, bright light flashes. Also known as Warcraft: The Beginning.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Character-driven, epic, crafty, spell-binding, grand, spectacular, detailed, live-action, expensive, high-fantasy, vivid, well-intended, fantastical, laudable. Body-slamming/blood-stirring battle sequences, warm performance by Toby Kebbell, intriguing characters, state-of-the-art digital animation, striking/dazzling effects, believable/staggeringly crafter world-building, elaborate visuals, simple story, elegant/ominous/buff score, some fan-pleasing Easter eggs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lumbering, crammed, flat-footed, generic, tropey, naff, dizzying, unoriginal, noisy, sludgy, excessive. Frustrating/lifeless/two-dimensional storytelling, unnecessary plot turns, some deadpan performances, some moments are dull/camp/uninvolving/unconvincing/disengaging/empty/impenetrable.

The Conjuring 2

Published in T
Monday, 06 June 2016 12:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Wise men say only fools rush in.

  • Starring

    Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Lauren Esposito, Benjamin Haigh, Patrick McAuley, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente, Bob Adrian

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide reference (a child moves to leap from a window to certain death). A family is shot/stabbed (flashback). People are throat-grabbed, neck-snapped, run through, levitated, bitten, teleported, terrorised, pushed, possessed by demons, teased by school bullies, shoved, thrown through the air/into objects, grabbed, threatened, lunged at, near-suffocated, pulled under water, scalded, cut by flying glass. A child stubs their toe, a child ties herself to an object, a child has nightmares/falls out of bed, a child speaks in a demonic tongue, a child brandishes a knife. Unexplained banging, thumping, door-slamming, whispering, breathing, noises, whistling, electrical faults. Objects move by themselves, shake violently, shatter. Objects thrown, smashed, axed, slashed, stabbed, hit by lightning, bent. Shadowy apparitions seen. Trashed rooms. Archival footage of riots, armed police, burning/thrown objects. Brutally murdered family mentioned. A man mentions that he was once hit so hard in the face by an object that it drew blood. Screaming, arguing, yelling, roaring, growling. Blood/gore: Slashed side, bloody bullet wounds, blood spatter, nosebleed, slashed face. Burned/reddened/blistered skin. Demons with white eyes, yellow eyes, red eyes, milky eyes, sharp teeth, greying skin, white/pale skin, long creepy fingers, bloody mouth, devil horns. A child appears a little feverish. Frothing at the mouth. Man with breathing mask/tank, breathing difficulties. Blindness, fatal haemorrhage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in sleepwear. Bare back (male). A mother kisses her child on the head. Cheating ex-husband mentioned. A wife says she'll give her husband "something to look forward to when we get home".

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (cigarettes - including children; pipe). Alcohol (pub setting, beer).

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, wanker, bloody, butt. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Enfield Poltergeist, Lorraine and Ed Warren, Amityville Horror, demonic possession, single parenting, ouija boards, visions, premonitions, stuttering, bullying, sleepwalking, biscuits, creepy paintings, haunted houses, council housing, hoaxes, skeptics, faith, zoetropes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged/cheating father/husband, mother in hospital, daughter died in car accident mentioned. Dogs, thunder, lightning. Spitting. Séances. Denture seen. Some fast editing, mid-credits scene. Also known as Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Excellent, atmospheric, unsettling, unnerving, slow-boiling, smooth, efficient, sophisticated, satisfying, tense, realistic, scary, slick, stylish, suspenseful, solid, smart. Lived-in performances, ace cast, well-drawn characters, crazy-creepy Marilyn Manson-style demon, chilling opening sequence, powerhouse finale, extraordinary production design, authentic period detail, superb camerawork, spine-chilling choral score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, bloated, familiar, exaggerated, sound-stagey. Bad/cheesy/historically inaccurate choice of "London Calling" by the Clash on the 1977 soundtrack, some inconsistent characterisation, unnecessary side-plots.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Published in T
Sunday, 05 June 2016 01:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    The pizza resistance.

  • Starring

    Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Peter Donald Badalamenti II, Tony Shalhoub (voice), Brad Garrett

  • Directed by

    Dave Green

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, hit with objects, kicked, punched, flipped, flicked, swiped at (knife), exploded (grenade), thrown from moving vehicles (truck/plane), thrown through the air/into objects, shoulder-charged, head-banged, slammed to the ground, shot with a serum dart, teleported, tasered (friendly), headbutted, elbowed, pursued, grabbed, kneed, slapped/hit, frozen, near-hit by cars, maimed, crushed, wrestled, near-blasted, arrested, bound, teased. Characters bump into one another, slide/fall from very high ledges. Vehicles rammed, flipped, crashed, exploded, burning. Rollovers. Plane, cars, truck, motorcycles crash. Reckless driving. Explosions. Armed personnel, tank. Businesses are smashed up; broken glass, property damage. Objects thrown, smashed, exploded. A buzzing insect is swatted. Theft. News reports headline a city under siege. Yelling, arguing, growling, scream. First degree murder, end of the world mentioned. Blood/gore: A character's arm is cut off. Scarred face. Image of changing human cells (darkened veins, reforming blood cells, restructuring DNA strands). Brain-shaped character with tentacles, sharp teeth and lots of saliva. Bulging eyeball. Nosebleeds mentioned. Skeletons/skulls (Halloween references).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Skimpy clothing, bare midriff, woman dressed in schoolgirl's outfit, cleavage. Magazine cover of people in swimwear. Shirtless characters. Two male characters look down their trousers and seem impressed with what they see.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (characters are shot with a mind control serum). Alcohol (champagne, beer, shots); bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, sonofab*tch, butt. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, brothers, teamwork, villains, New York City, evil plots, teleportation, portals, prison escapes, heroism, acceptance, ninjas, rivals, secrets, betrayal, nemeses, corruption, freefalling/skydiving, hockey, The Knicks.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bar, detention centre settings. Planes, helicopter. Waterfalls, rapids, lightning, thunder. Turtles, rat, rhino, warthog, buzzing insect, tortoise, caged animals. Fart, spitting, used chewing gum. Bright light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Energetic, fun, silly, entertaining, shiny, colourful, loud, gleeful, grim. Amiable/goofball humour, effortless/seamless CGI, good relationship-building between the Turtles, well-staged action sequences, slick technical credits, targeted at kids.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Noisy, nonsensical, empty, messy, uninspired, bland, patience-testing, lowbrow, witless, long. Thin/incoherent plot, uninteresting human characters, halfhearted fun, strict blockbuster formula.

Goldstone

Published in G
Friday, 03 June 2016 09:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Jay stokes the Furnace.

  • Starring

    Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Pei-Pei Cheng, Michelle Lim Davidson, Max Cullen, Tommy Lewis, Steve Rodgers, Lark Lee

  • Directed by

    Ivan Sen

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide references (hanging). People are shot, arrested, punched, bribed, forced to dig their own grave, kicked, pistol-whipped. A bird is hit by a car (off-camera). Vehicles shot, rammed; car rollover, car into fence. A group of drunk men brawl. Objects thrown. Explosion. Yelling, howling. Photos of colonial Australia show poor treatment of Indigenous and Chinese peoples. Stolen children mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanging corpses (human, dog). Floating corpses (fish). Photographing/examining corpse. Decayed body/skeleton. Bloody clothing, blood spatter. Dead people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have paid sex (implied). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man. References to prostitution. Brothel setting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, DUI. Smoking. Getting kids off drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, fart. Derogatory term for indigenous Australians. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Corruption, land rights, cultural sensitivity, outback policing, DUI, prostitution, missing persons, unsolved mysteries, human trafficking, sacred sites, morals, Indigenous relations, police investigations, mining industry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased elder. Dead daughter, dead youths (suicide), multiple failed marriages mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, brothel, watch house settings. Images of deceased Aboriginal Australians. Flies, lizard, hawks, fly fishing, plane. RBT. Vomiting, gagging, spitting. Bacon eaten. Dead animals seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Daring, idealistic, contemporary, extraordinary, noir, standalone, breathtaking, focused, unified, taut, layered, relevant, timely, necessary, smart, challenging, compelling, fine, bold, ambitious, slick, thrilling, magnificent, big-thinking, gorgeous. Strong/powerful/remarkable/exemplary performances, iconic cast, spare dialogue, stunning cinematography, grandiose/seamless drone footage, magnificent location, socially conscious, supremely accomplished, darkly comic, first-rate/accessible/personal technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mid-section feels ever-so-slightly laboured.

Is This The Real World

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Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:50
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A high-school student is marked.

  • Starring

    Sean Keenan, Greg Stone, Matt Colwell, Susie Porter, Julia Blake, Charlotte Best, Elise MacDougall, Tim Grimes, Ben Johnson

  • Directed by

    Martin McKenna

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are wrestled, threatened, hit with objects, pushed, shoved, kneed, punched, near-drowned, hit, harrassed, pursued, held underwater. A school principal manhandles a student. High-school students push and shove/tease/brawl each other. Reckless driving, bicycle crashes. Yelling, arguing. Drowning, bashing, suspension, breaking the law, brother in jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody mout, lip, face, fingers, nose. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed (nasal tubes, IV drip, breathing tube). Stroke, cancer, radiotherapy mentioned. CPR, mouth-to-mouth, life-saving demonstrations.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teen couple in bed together (sex implied). Kissing, caressing. Shirtless youths, swimwear. Nude child (photo; genitals obscured). Getting pregnant (teenager) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. Drugs (painkillers). Having a bet mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory term for disabled people (retard). Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    High school, acceptance, bullying, family, detention, cancer, teenage rebellion, siblings, first love, relationships, youth, fathers, death, grief, education.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/grandmother, sick/dying pet. Hospital, jail, funeral, cemetery settings. Ocean fish, dog, seabirds, cat, camels, plane. Spitting, gagging. Some black-and-white vision.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-crafted, dreamy, close, unfiltered, striking, slow-burning, piercing, real, decent, engaging. First-class/powerful/strong performances, relevant/timely subject matter, effective/superb cinematography, sensitive love scenes, excellent music, solid technical credits, bold/promising directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Small-scale, repetitive, melodramatic. Weak story, some unconvincing elements, pat/happy ending.