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Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Unbroken

Published in U
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    An Olympic athlete cops a lot of flak.

  • Starring

    Jack O'Connell, Jai Courtney, Finn Wittrock, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Alex Russell, Maddalena Ischiale, C.J. Valleroy, John D'Leo

  • Directed by

    Angelina Jolie

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, beaten, punched, slapped, hit, tormented, pursued, bullied, tackled, hit with objects, spanked, stomped, raked, pecked, animal-attacked, confined, imprisoned, bound, interrogated, clubbed, forced into labour, blindfolded, pushed, shoved, kicked. Animals killed, butchered, shot, attacked, hair-pulled. Explosions, burning buildings/village, rubble. Nuclear mushroom cloud (picture). Mid-air battles, bombs dropped, crash landing, downed aircraft, raid sirens, military vehicles, swastikas. Theft. Screaming, yelling. Beheadings, execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human, animal), emaciated bodies. Bloody faces, noses, mouths, clothing, legs, heads, hands, objects, cuts. Burned/charred skin, bruising, sunburn, peeling skin, blisters, scars, sores, bloodshot eyes. Bandages. Gutting animals, missing fingernails, broken nose reset.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude men (genitals obscured), shirtless men. References to sex, innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Adolescent smoking, drinking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang terms for women. Derogatory terms for Italians. Religous references, exclamations and prayer.

  • THEMES

    Louis Zamperini, World War II, prisoners of war, survival, rationing, running, the Olympic Games, determination, family, forgiveness, the four-minute mile, record-breaking, adrfit at sea, ocean rescue, wartime radio broadcasting, emaciation, willpower, courage, strength, heroism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friends/colleagues/airmen. Church setting, burial-at-sea. Spider, sharks, bird (albatross), fish, fishing. Raw meat eaten. Vomiting, spitting. Some Italian and Japanese languages (subtitles). Based on a true story. Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Handsome, well-crafted, ambitious, well-paced, riveting, inspiring, immaculate, unbelievable, excellent, great, entertaining, solid, sincere. Incredible true story, admirably condensed narrative, breakthrough performance from Jack O'Connell, solid cast, competent/clean/precise direction, thrilling battle scenes, skillful editing, breathtaking cinematography, neatly woven script, lovingly/reverently crafted.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Bland, flavourless, dutiful, unemotional, manipulative, controlled, unoffending, safe, lukewarm, lacklustre, over-polished, straight-laced, generic. Cool/uneven tone, loses momentum, doesn't get beneath Zamperini's skin, glosses over Zamperini's post-war life.

Paddington

Published in P
Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    When it rains...it paws.

  • Starring

    Ben Whishaw (voice), Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters, Madeleine Harris, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Samuel Joslin

  • Directed by

    Paul King

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with tranquiliser darts, pin-pricked, thrown through the air, near-crushed, near-incinerated, knocked, shoved, slapped, hit with objects, pickpocketed, bound, hung upside down, kidnapped, attacked by birds. Characters fall down stairs. Knife thrown. Objects smashed/knocked over/thrown. Home destroyed. Property damage, explosions, theft. Thieves, murderers, pickpockets mentioned. Reference to Kindertransport/World War II. Blood/gore: Boy in hospital bed, bandaged leg. Medical instruments seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man (photograph). Cross-dressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People sedated (tranquiliser darts). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots). Intoxication. Pipe.

  • LANGUAGE

    Family/London stereotypes. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Paddington bear, family, home, trust, discovery, travel, invention, London, Peru, marmalade, geography, rain, the Underground, languages, taxidermy, immigration, xenophobia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased uncle/father (presumed). Deceased parents, deceased father mentioned. Bears, scorpion, dog, butterfly, crows, pigeons, monkey. Taxidermy animals. Plane, earthquake, thunder, lightning. Ear wax, spitting, lickijng, saliva, manure, toilet, power blackout. Based on the books by Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, hilarious, touching, family friendly, whimsical, inventive, surprising, heart-filled, warm, witty, sweet, charming, simple, cuddly, thoughtful, triumphant, sharp, modern, fast, engaging, affirming. Lovable lead, silly jokes, storybook visuals, quirkily British, excellent vocal performance from Ben Whishaw, no product placement, no outlandish score, brief cameo from Michael Bond.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-motion slapstick, schematic finish, odd sub-plot between Millicent and Mr Curry.