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Green Room

Published in G
Monday, 09 May 2016 04:20
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Daft punks.

  • Starring

    Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Imogen Poots, David W. Thompson, Mark Webber, Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Taylor Tunes

  • Directed by

    Jeremy Saulnier

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, choked, mauled, bitten, hacked, slashed (box cutter), sliced, beaten, wrestled, held down, pushed up against a wall, face-grabbed, throat-grabbed, headlocked, tackled, doused (fire retardant), held at gunpoint, held hostage, hit with objects, kicked, arm-slapped. An animal is hit with an object. Theft (petrol siphoning). Objects thrown, smashed. A car is seen resting in a field (accident implied). Swastikas, white supremacy stickers, Confederate flag, pentagram seen. Yelling, screaming, arguing, slamdancing. Burning crosses, Nazi, Iraq vets, war tactics, getting slaughtered mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody stab/gunshot/maul/open wounds, skin, clothing, objects. Pooling, spurting blood. Snapped limb. Exposed bone/flesh/gore in wounds. Corpses. Bodies are dragged, dropped, covered in makeshift body bags. Object protruding/removed from body. Drawings of skull, girl with a bloody knife.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People are kissed on the forehead (platonic). Slang terms for ejaculate, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (drug lab, sachets/bricks of drugs). Hypodermic needle seen protruding from skin (heroin overdose implied). An animal is injected with a stimulant. Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking. Drug possession, roach cigarette mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Stickers read slogans such as "Fascist Faggot" and "White Supremacy". Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, survival, music, punk rock, live performance, violence, witnesses, touring, skinheads, extremists, heroin, traitors, escape, neo-Nazis, attack dogs, crime scenes, sieges, desert island bands.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs. Power blackout. Butterfly (opening titles graphic), photos of cats. Fart, spitting. Vomit, fecal matter mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bloody, impressive, remarkable, claustrophobic, shocking, surprising, intelligent, unrelenting, robust, colourful, effective, brash, haunting, brutal, exciting, splattery, textured, unpredictable, satisfying, tense, entertaining, visceral, funny, scary, effective, audience-pleasing, memorable. Clever dialogue, beautifully crafted narrative, refined/smart/terrific script, snappy editing, excellent cast, inventive/startling makeup, jaw-dropping gore, moody soundtrack, restrained/assured direction, detailed/realistic/intricate/scummy set design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar setup, a little anti-climactic.

She's Funny That Way

Published in S
Thursday, 27 August 2015 05:45
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hopeless. Romantic.

  • Starring

    Imogen Poots, Illeana Douglas, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, Richard Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Jennifer Aniston, Debi Mazar, George Morfogen, Kathryn Hahn

  • Directed by

    Peter Bogdanovich

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, knocked over, hit with an object, bumped into, threatened, arrested, wrestled. A man falls from a chair. Glasses pushed/smashed. Theft. Arguing, shouting. Food poisoning mentioned. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, flirting, hugging, bum-groping. Children are handed condoms. References to prostitution/escort service, multiple affairs, teen pregnancy; sex-themed slang. A theatrical script mentions a condom breaking resulting in unwanted pregnancy with best friend's husband. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, bare shoulders.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits, beer). Alcoholism, intoxication. Smoking (unlit cigarette/pretend-smoking).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions and genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Prostitution, alcoholism, relationships, therapy, Broadway, escort services, private detectives, incurable romantics, auditions, infidelity, affairs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog. Alternative title is Squirrel to the Nuts.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Old-fashioned, delightful, witty, smart, screwball, charming, hysterical, fun, silly, irresistible, enthusiastic, diverting, entertaining, madcap, throwback, sweet, unpretentious. Superb cast, cracking performances, terrific cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dated, manic, contrived, clichéd, coincidence-strewn, strained, flat-looking, strident, musty, creaky, derivative, low-octane. Careless construction, uneven writing, cumbersome narrative framing device, sluggish opening, many jokes fall flat.

A Long Way Down

Published in A
Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:23
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Falls flat.

  • Starring

    Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Sam Neill, Joe Cole, Rosamund Pike

  • Directed by

    Pascal Chaumeil

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide frequently discussed (pills, jumping). People are wrestled, near-hit by a car, punched, pushed. Object hits car. Blood/gore: Heart attack, CPR. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, undressing. Underage sex (statutory rape) mentioned. Nude female (rear view). Near-nude mannequin. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, women in underwear, swimwear. A woman flashes her bra at a motorist. Shirtless men, man in shower.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Taking pills, overdose mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Suicide, pacts, infamy, New Year's Eve, breakfast television, overdose, unlikely friendships, stalking, politicians, disability, tabloid news, journalists, humiliation, Matt Damon.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Disappearance of sister/daughter, prison sentence, divorce, cancer, paedophilia mentioned. Club, hospital settings. Fireworks, tank fish. Strobe lighting (nightclub scene). Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, bittersweet, genial, lightweight, amiable, undemanding. Neat structure, lovely dialogue, talented cast, hilarious appearance by Rosamund Pike, affecting performance by Toni Collette.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disappointing, twee, glib, manipulative, depressing, implausible, drippy, absurd, tacky, contrived. Underdeveloped characters, trivialises despair, soppy score, strained humour.

Need For Speed

Published in N
Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:03
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Braking bad.

  • Starring

    Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi/Kid Cudi

  • Directed by

    Scott Waugh

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, shoved, pushed up against a wall, pursued, dangled precariously over high terrain. Car accidents, vehicle collisions, burning vehicles, explosions, dangerous driving, rammed car, speeding, train-dodging, car theft, break-and-enter, property damage. Objects shot. Domestic violence implied (bruising seen). Manslaughter mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts, bloody grazes, blood on skin, bruising. Patient on stretcher, in hospital bed. IV drips, bandage. Broken arm mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude man (seen from behind/chest view), man in underwear. Kissing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Reference to small genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits). Gambling. A man consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, police, prison, homeless, cultural (British) stereotypes. Derogatory terms for women.

  • THEMES

    Car racing, street racing, prison, innocence, justice, grief, betrayal, financial problems, speed, drifting, Mustang, Caroll Shelby, Koenigsegg, ego, visions, breaking parole, bounties, hit and run accidents, revenge, police chases, high performance vehicles, muscle cars, road trips, Need For Speed, EA Games.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother/friend, business foreclosure, broken engagement. Deceased father, fear of heights mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, prison, hospital settings. Light plane, helicopters, jets. Horses (graphics), dog. Strobe lighting. High camera angle over cliff edge. Mid-credits scene.

Are We Officially Dating? (That Awkward Moment)

Published in A
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:06


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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A boy's-eye view of dating.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas, Addison Timlin, Josh Pais, Evelina Turen

  • Directed by

    Tom Gormican

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit by a car. Darts thrown at girl's face (poster). Objects thrown. Stealing, arguing. Driving car off a bridge, tax fraud mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising. Severe dehydration mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex between the sheets, in the bathroom. A couple is interrupted having sex. Discussions of sex, prostitutes, oral sex, threesomes, lubricant. Masturbating, kissing, flirting, undressing. Naked men (rear views), half-naked woman, breasts (magazine cover), men in underwear (magazine cover), woman in bra, cleavage. Naked bottom (side view). Sexual paraphernalia (sex toys, vibrators, handcuffs, masks, DVDs, strap-on, S&M costumes). Poster of woman flashing underwear, skimpy clothing, man in towel, implied nudity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, cocktails, wine). Viagra. Taking acid mentioned. Hypodermic needle seen on magazine cover. Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words and s-words. A-words, bastard, name-calling. References to genitalia. Jokes about women, homeless people, sex, Viagra, Guantanamo Bay, old people. Slang terms for sex. Religious exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, sex, dating, divorce, separation, pacts, one-night stands, social media, infidelity, Viagra, marriage, opportunity, libido, twentysomethings, Thanksgiving, funerals, fear of commitment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father. Infidelity, divorce. Ovarian cancer mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, hospital, bar, sex shop settings. Toilet, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Real, romantic, lightweight, adequate, undemanding, cheery. Strong script, charming leads, good comic chemistry, New York is well represented.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clumsy, superficial, lazy, unfunny, dumb, misguided, manufactured, stupid, bland, clichéd, mysoginist. Too much toilet humour, flat jokes, underdeveloped characters, continuity problems, factual errors, low stakes, boring storyline, self-aware gags.

Filth

Published in F
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Total pish and bollocks.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Emun Elliott, Joanne Froggatt, Iain De Caestecker, Jim Broadbent, Shirley Henderson, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston, Shauna Macdonald, Kate Dickie, Gary Lewis, Brian McCardie, Mitchell Mullen

  • Directed by

    Jon S Baird

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bashed, murdered, headbutted, kicked, beaten, slapped, grabbed, shoved, punched, tied up, bullied, tormented, near-choked, drugged, threatened, blackmailed, thrown against walls, wrestled, bitten, thrown through a window. Attempted suicide (wrist-slashing), suicide (hanging). Police raid on home, police brutality, intimidation, corruption. Nazi references. Graffiti, intentional and accidental property damage. Screaming, yelling, arguing, raised voices. Television footage of animal attack. Accidental death/smothering of a child discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody head, bloody knuckles, pooling blood, blood-stained bandages, bloody cuts, bruising, scars. Collapsed man.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent scenes of intercourse, masturbation, prostitution, threesomes, phone sex, oral sex, erotic asphyxiation, infidelity. Fully nude males (rear-views), exposed breasts, penis, pictures of male genitals, semi-naked men and women, women in lingerie. A man watches pornography while masturbating. Kissing (male-female, female-female, male-male), flirting, nipple-pinching, cross-dressing. Brothel, strip club settings. Slang for sexual acts, genitalia. References to underage sex, sodomy, oral sex, intercourse.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People snort cocaine, consume lithium carbonate. Drink spiking, drug dealing. Asthma medication inhaled. Alcohol (beer, spirits), intoxication. Bar setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words. S-words, a-words, bastard, w*nker. Slang terms for genitalia, bodily fluids. Derogatory terms for women, disabled people, homosexuals, police. Name-calling, belittling language, racism, homophobia, misogyny. Cultural, regional, gender, police, mental health, homeless, freemason, homosexual stereotypes. Religious exclamations. Fat jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Personal demons, police work, office politics, promotion, manipulation, Scotland, paranoia, corruption, infidelity, Christmas, death, grief, hallucination, pornography, addiction, prank telephone calls, depression, office Christmas parties, Freemasonry, breakdown, promiscuity, amorality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband/father, estranged wife/child. Deceased brother, estranged wife mentioned. Medical procedures: CPR, ambulance, stretcher, semen samples. Urination, farting, spitting, vomiting, drool. Plane, fireworks. Ghostly apparition of deceased child, people in hallucinatory animal masks (pig, sheep, bird, elephant) seen. Tiger rug and African animal motifs. Closing credits animation of pig, blackbird, wolf, chicken. Based on the cult novel by Irvine Welsh.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Dark, depraved, funny, energetic, savage, sleazy, entertaining, punky, unguarded, ballsy, bonkers. Cool soundtrack, ugly performance from McAvoy, zesty tech credits, clever in-jokes, tonal shifts in second half are well-earned, good cameos, fairly faithful adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Relentless, disjointed, cartoonish, caricatured, messy. Bizarre choice of animation during closing credits. Dated themes and premise. Tone is muted compared to the novel. Tapeworm plot device does not translate well to the big screen. Pace and energy lag.

The Look of Love

Published in T
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:51
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexualised nudity, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Daddy devious.

  • Starring

    Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots, Anna Friel, David Walliams, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas, Simon Bird, Shirley Henderson, Tamsin Egerton

  • Directed by

    Michael Winterbottom

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman dies from a heroin overdose. A man is slapped. Yelling, arguing. Mention of a man who died in a house-fire. Blood/gore: Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent sex acts between couples, threesomes and foursomes. Oral sex. Signs advertise strip clubs. Sexual fantasies discussed. Innuendo, infidelity, kissing (male-female; female-female), caressing. Masturbation, wanking, prostitution mentioned. Breast implants discussed. Nudity: Lots of female nudity (full-frontal, breasts, bottoms, pubic hair) and outlines of nude females. Half-dressed women, women in underwear, women in lingerie, skimpy outfits, cleavage. Pornographic images, posing nude, nude auditions, nude theatrical performances.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Frequent cocaine-snorting. Heroin overdose discussed. A girl is expelled from school for smoking a joint. A labouring mother snorts cocaine. Pethidine, drug tolerance mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, queer, bollocks. Name-calling. Gender, sexual, cultural stereotypes. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Sex industry, Paul Raymond, legacy, strip clubs, burlesque theatre and dancing, erotica, pornography, drug use, hedonism, promiscuity, private schooling, nepotism, infidelity, choreography, family, father-daughter relationships, legacy, conformity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death from breast cancer. Divorce, estranged wife/mother, estranged son. A boy sees his father walk out on their family. A young man meets his birth father. Estranged father mentioned. Hospital, wedding, funeral, cemetery settings, childbirth scene. Lion, lion-taming, horse, snakes. Fur worn. Bright camera flashes. Mind-reading, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, separated parents mentioned. Based on true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Great performances. Terrific period design. Comic moments.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Treads water. Doesn't sufficiently demonstrate the closeness between father and daughter. Lacks character sympathy and emotion. Frequent nudity becomes tiresome. Lagging, unfocused plot with no message. Needs a tighter edit. Diluted script. Limited audience appeal.

Performance (A Late Quartet)

Published in P
Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:05
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  • Rating

    M: Sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Classical drama of a quartet falling out of tune with one another.

  • Starring

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots, Wallace Shawn, Madhur Jaffrey, Liraz Charhi

  • Directed by

    Yaron Zilberman

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Faces get slapped. A man punches another man. People yell, argue.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man kisses/nuzzles his wife. A married man has sex with another woman (obvious sexual movements and noises are heard). An older man and a young girl kiss passionately then have sex. Friends and couples kiss affectionately. Nudity: A woman's back and bottom are seen. A man is seen in the shower (the shower curtain obscures his nudity).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). A man sorts medication and takes (legal) dopamine.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, sexual innuendo, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Hierarchy, loyalty, infidelity, excellence, precision, ego, passion, relationships, betrayal, jealousy, bonding, bad timing, consequences.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wintry NYC setting. Head x-rays are seen. Blood sample, MRI, Parkinson's disease discussed. Horses, horse-hair. A deceased wife is frequently mentioned (photos of her and a mirage are seen). Abortion is mentioned. Foot massage. One high camera angle from a building roof-top showing street-view below. Also known as A Late Quartet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Strong performances from an exceptional cast. Plenty of screen time is given to the actors playing their musical instruments (convincingly). Beautiful cinematography. A real sense of emotion and conflict is conveyed.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    The coincidence of so much drama occurring to the group all at once (after twenty-five years of friendship) is a little unlikely. Could do with an injection of humour to lighten things up.