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Chappaquiddick (2017)

Published in C
Saturday, 05 May 2018 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    History has the final word.

  • Starring

    Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown

  • Directed by

    John Curran

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A car drives off a pier and flips (one dead). Drowning (banging on windows of submerged vehicle/screaming). A car almost collides into another vehicle; driving under the influence. People are tackled, slapped; a man throws an object at another man. Yelling, arguing. Suffocation, Cuban Missile Crisis, involuntary manslaughter, Bay of Pigs, two months in jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, body in body bag, body in open coffin. Cut on shoulder. Neck brace, man in wheelchair. Cerebral concussion, shock mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) People kissed in greeting, caressing. Shirtless men, people in swimwear, cleavage. Men undress to their underwear then dive underwater. Man in bath.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, beer, intoxication, drunk driving). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Sedatives mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, damn, ass, sonofab*tch. Name-calling (mental patient, putz, flawed, stupid, etc). Religious references (what the hell, oh my god, for Christ's sake, thank God, Jesus, good lord, God's blessing, to hell with you, Moses, Peter, prayers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy, tragedy, accidental death, negligence, the Kennedy curse, politics, cover-ups, scandal, the 'boiler room girls', history, media, the Apollo 11 space mission, sailing, grief, father-son relationships, morality, ethics, legacy, pride, hubris, immoral conduct.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead daughter/friend/colleague. Church, funeral settings. Dead father, dead brothers, dead sister mentioned. Full moon.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, nuanced, damning, ambiguous, suspenseful, meticulous, riveting, tense, scrupulous, absorbing, fascinating, compact, restrained, level-headed, tough, smart, fair, uneasy, challenging, ominous. Excellent/fine/multi-dimensional/layered/impressive/strong/plausible performance by Jason Clarke, terrific supporting cast, tight/sharp/believable/authentic script, light direction, some dark humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Low-key. Bland/clinical direction, some clumsy expository dialogue, sporadic pacing, whimpering ending, lacks any sense of justice for Mary Jo Kopechne.

Everest

Published in E
Monday, 14 September 2015 03:29
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Will leave you breathless.

  • Starring

    Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Elizabeth Debicki, Ang Phula Sherpa, Robin Wright, John Hawkes

  • Directed by

    Baltasar Kormákur

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are knocked down, hit by falling people/snow, frozen to death. People fall from high mountain ledges. Avalanches. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead/dying/frozen people. Coughing up blood; bloody/blackened noses/faces/hands/lips, windburn. Missing toe/deformed foot, swollen hands, broken/exposed skin, blurred vision, wound-dressing. Altitude sickness (breathlessness, coughing, shaking, slurred speech, irrational behaviour). Injection, oxygen mask, IV drip, bandages. Memorial for dead/missing climbers. Deaths, accidents, cerebral/pulmonary oedema mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Shirtless man. A background massage advertisement shows a bare back.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Needle used to self-administer dexamethasone (prescription drug). A man is given a box of prescription pills. Alcohol (beer, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frickin'. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Mt Everest, expedition, climbing, acclimatisation, survival, hypothermia, frostbite, altitude sickness, exposure, Buddhism, pregnancy, adventure, tragedy, dreams, achievement, conservation/environment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Friends/husband killed. Airport settings. Divorce, relationship problems, depression mentioned. Avalanches, storms, thunder, lightning, severe weather, helicopters, yaks, sole of foot. Delhi belly mentioned. Some dizzying/sweeping camerawork. Brief Nepali language (no subtitles). Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bracing, nausea-inspiring, visceral, effective, ambitious, engrossing, intense, unrelenting, vertiginous, compelling, gripping, immersive, robust, sad, tragic, blunt, unpredictable, star-studded. Rock-solid cast, appealling performance from Jason Clarke, astonishingly/convincingly crafted, eye-popping visuals, crisp 3D photography, focused storytelling, unnerving/unsentimental/dramatic screenplay, emotionally draining third act.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Frustrating. Some weak characterisation, some average CGI.

Terminator Genisys

Published in T
Sunday, 28 June 2015 01:23
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    John Connor has an axel to grind.

  • Starring

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt, Wayne Bastrup, Gregory Alan Williams

  • Directed by

    Alan Taylor

  • Running time

    126 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, wrestled, burned, grabbed, hit with objects, slammed into poles/fences/objects, thrown through the air/against objects, handcuffed, hit by vehicles, speared, tripped, decapitated, acid-burned, tasered, hog-tied, near-choked, head-butted, magnetised, dangled precariously, stabbed, elbowed. Nuclear blasts, explosions, missiles fired. Train, bus, motorbike, helicopter, aircraft crashes/rollovers. Major landmarks damaged, extensive property destruction/devastation, smashed windows/glass/windscreen. Military vehicles/personnel, weapons bunker. Nuclear fire, burnt eyebrows, exploded cabin mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Exposed skin/insides/bones; severed limb. Bloody face/head/hand/clothing/skin/knuckles/bullet wounds/holes/slashes/gashes/arm/objects. Pooling blood, melting flesh. Skulls, scars, bubbled skin, butterfly bandages, staples. Ash-covered objects. Corpse in bodybag. Three billion peope dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude males (rear/side views), nude female (shadow), shirtless men, man in underwear. Kissing, undressing. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. References to mating/pregnancy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne). Smoking (cigar). Healing spray applied. Moonshine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Humanity, time travel, father figures, technology, trust, hope, identity, choices, self-awareness, artificial intelligence, apps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Plane, lightning, dogs. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, clever, retro, expensive, decent-looking, diverting, cheeky, self-conscious, enjoyable. Superb/praise-worthy production design, frantic script, flashback feel, welcome inclusion of J.K. Simmons.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flimsy, messy, uninspiring, lumbering, nervy, silly, misguided, humourless, ludicrous, depressing, kid-friendly. One-note Sarah Connor, confusing story, serviceable performances, perfunctory/diluted fight scenes, staged violence, rote/unimaginative time-travel scenes, exposition-soaked dialogue scenes.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Published in D
Monday, 07 July 2014 04:33
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Fuel for thought.

  • Starring

    Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Nick Thurston, Terry Notary

  • Directed by

    Matt Reeves

  • Running time

    130 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/animals are shot, beaten, punched, kicked, hit, crushed, hunted, knocked over, thrown through the air, thrown to the ground, wrestled, thrown from a high ledge (fatal), head-slammed, near-choked, dragged, caged, chained. A man blows himself up (sacrifice). Burning village (arson). Objects smashed, broken glass, explosions, cave-in, building collapse, military vehicles. Roaring, screaming, arguing, screeching. Animal cruelty, animal testing, being tortured/cut mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal), burning apes. Many wounded/injured. Bloody faces, heads, hands, cuts, grazes, wounds. Blood splatter. Scars, cloudy eye. Animal skulls, skeletons. Killer flu mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Skimpy clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking. Antibiotics administered (implied).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, trust, betrayal, sign language, education, birth, humanity, survival, war, suicide, mutiny, power, forgiveness, community, anger, bitterness, inter-species conflict.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife, deceased daughter mentioned. Deceased family (photographs). Apes, orangutans, gorillas, bonobos, deer/elk, bear, horses, dead fish, fishing. Waterfall, raspberry-blowing, spitting. Subtitles. Very high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Daring, dazzling, surprising, great, remarkable, awful, brilliant, painterly, memorable, personal, impressive, moving, demanding, heartbreaking, harrowing, powerful, humanistic, stunning, philosophical, frightening, suspenseful, awesome, intelligent, bleak, hopeful, confident, exciting, assured, muscular, vivid, violent, arresting, groundbreaking, challenging, rewarding, riveting. Remarkable production design, feels authentic, rich/beautiful/emotional/vigorous score, simmering tension, expressive/soulful/deeply felt performance from Andy Serkis, excellent screenplay, beautiful staging, fluid imagery, controlled tones, seamless special effects, intricate character work, endless invention, spectacular scale, poignant drama, morality rich themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A fraction too long, some clunky exposition, Carver character is a little weak.

White House Down

Published in W
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:45
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Explosive.

  • Starring

    Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Nicolas Wright, Jackie Geary, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Murphy, Lance Reddick, Matt Craven, Jake Weber, Peter Jacobsen, Kevin Rankin, Garcelle Beauvais

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Many people are shot, shot at, slashed, stabbed, tasered, slapped, elbowed, kicked, held hostage, hit with objects, thrown through the air, crashed through glass, beaten, near-drowned, pursued, held at gunpoint, sucked out of an aircraft, hit by a vehicle and/or threatened. Men in balaclavas, military vehicles, armed soldiers, snipers, handguns, submachine guns, rifles, surface-to-air missiles, shotguns, machine guns, RPG, grenades. Explosions, objects shot, smashed glass, burning building, debris, bullet-holes in objects. Dangerous driving, speeding, vehicle collisions, vehicle rollover. Painting of burning White House, footage of burning train. Middle Eastern conflict, troop withdrawal, violence, execution, nuclear bomb, CIA operatives, hate crimes, weapons manufacturing, sacrifice, poverty, robbery, gas/chemical/missile attacks, coup d'état, suicide mentioned. Man pulled from burning Humvee, man tried to blow up post-office mentioned. Screaming, yelling, pleading. Blood/gore: Many corpses, walking wounded, victim on stretcher, wound-dressing. Bloody bullet wounds, blood splatter, smeared blood, bloody object protruding from skin, bloody noses/heads/arms/faces, blood on clothing. Bandages. Man cut by glass mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple having sex is seen via thermal vision. Man in singlet. Tattoo of woman in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medication (Lorazapam, Nicorette). Alcohol (spirits). Robitussin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, ethnic, cultural, genre, security, FBI, terrorist stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    POTUS, The White House, United States Secret Service, security, politics, terrorism, betrayal, traitors, evacuation, lockdown, surveillance, unlikely heroes, presidential swearing-in, hacking, media, the 25th Amendment, patriotism, single-parenting, father-daughter relationships, ransom, technology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separated parents, job refusal, friend/colleague killed, dead president. Divorces, deceased son (US Marine killed in action), dead vice-president, diabetes, cancer, tumour mentioned. Underground tunnel setting. Squirrel, dog, helicopters, plane, sparklers, sparks. Helicopters crash, plane crash, low-flying aircraft, repetitive emergency alarm tone and flashing lights. A daughter addresses her father by his first name. Aerial cinematography. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Action extravaganza, surprisingly funny, good special effects, sharp CGI, workable characterisation, shameless, clever, preposterous, diverting, blockbuster, satisfying. Classy and convincing cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gun-happy, overlong, implausible, formulaic, predictable. Too obviously styled on Die Hard. Absurd ending.

Lawless

Published in L
Monday, 03 June 2013 06:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence.

  • The pitch

    Top-shelf distillation of Matt Bondurant's viscous novel.

  • Starring

    Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Gary Oldman, Noah Taylor, Tim Tolin, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp

  • Directed by

    John Hillcoat

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    An animal is shot (off-camera). Many people are shot at close and mid-ranges with handguns, machine guns, submachine guns and rifles. People are stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, gang-raped (implied), hit with knuckle-dusters, butt-whipped, threatened, wrestled, thrown down stairs, dragged unconscious, pushed into an open grave, hit with objects, castrated, tarred & feathered, slapped, involved in shootouts. A man's throat is cut (in close-up), a man's neck is snapped. A man punches a law enforcement officer, forces gasoline hose into his mouth. Vehicles are shot at, crashed, sabotaged. Kids play and pose with machine guns. Smashed glass. Boot catches fire, building explodes. A battalion drowned at sea, Spanish Flu deaths mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Bullet-ridden corpses. Lots of blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects, spilled on ground. Spitting blood. Bruising, grazes, scratches, burst blood vessel in eye, bandage, stitches. A corpse in a coffin is fed beer and a cigarette at a funeral. Severed testicles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman climbs atop a man beneath the sheets. A woman is gang-raped (implied). A man drunkenly fondles a woman. Burlesque dancing mentioned. Kissing. Nudity: Two fully nude women (some nudity obscured). Lingerie. Topless woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (moonshine, spirits, beer), drunken behaviour. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes), chewing tobacco.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, slang for genitalia. Name-calling, insults. Cultural, ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family history, bootlegging, prohibition, moonshine, corruption, gangsters, mobsters, 1920s Virgina, racial segregation, outlaws, brothers, justice, revenge, murder, invincibility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, hospital, burial and funeral settings, rickets. Horses, chickens, birds, fawn. Spitting, feet-washing, campfire, taxidermy (fowl), dust storm, welding sparks. Cooking steak.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Explosive action and gun sequences. Impressive performances, taut script, potent atmosphere, steady pace, handsome visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Exceptional talents are underused. Slightly overlong. Generic, unimaginative.

The Great Gatsby

Published in T
Sunday, 26 May 2013 03:48
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The better-than-average Gatsby.

  • Starring

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Vince Colosimo, Jason Clarke, Max Cullen, Amitabh Bachchan, Steve Bisley, Richard Carter, Adelaide Clemens, Mal Day, Elizabeth Debicki, Lisa Adam, Emmanuel Ekwenski, Eden Falk

  • Directed by

    Baz Luhrmann

  • Running time

    142 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man slaps his mistress, people are punched, domestic violence (implied). Hit and run accident. A man is shot, a man commits suicide (gunshot). Flashback vision of war trenches, fighting, troops marching and carrying guns, explosions. Speeding, reckless driving. A vessel near-capsizes, things get knocked over, threats are made. Diagnoses of morbidly alcoholic, insomniac, fits of anger mentioned. German spy, Kaiser's assassin, killing, hunting big game, warfare mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Pedestrian hit by a car, body seen colliding with windscreen. Blood on face, forehead, clothes, chest, objects; bruising. Corpse beneath blanket, floating corpse, corpse in coffin. Tiepin made from human tooth. Bloody bullet wound.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Infidelity, flirting, kissing, bum-slap, bum-grab. A married men has sex with his mistress (moans, thumping noises heard). Voyeurism mentioned. A man has a sexual affair with a married woman, couple have implied sex beneath the sheets. Nudity: Skimpy dancewear and performance costumes. Swimwear, cleavage, underwear, undressing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, cocktails, champagne), drunken behaviour. Getting drunk, cheap alcohol, ban on liquor mentioned. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (roulette). Match-fixing mentioned.A couple consume nerve pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, antisemitism, racism. Racial, gender, ethnic, cultural, sexual stereotyping. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Infidelity, love triangles, marriage, affairs, wealth, old money, wild parties, cabaret, high society, hedonism, reinvention, gangsters, philanthropy, Wall Street, stock market trading, speakeasies, credit, investment, writing, secrets, eccentricity, romance, mystery, destiny, obsession.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead ancestors mentioned, grieving. Sanitarium, funeral settings. Horses, birds, geese, chickens, dogs, snake-shaped decorations. Light aircraft, aerobatics, fireworks, fur stoles and rugs, thunder, shooting stars, taxidermy (peacock). Black-and-white footage interspersed with colour. Sky-high, fast-paced, sweeping aerial cinematography over cityscapes and plummeting toward ground. Based on F Scott Fitzgerald's eponymous novel.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Extravagant, over-the-top, ambient, bold, imaginative. First-rate cast, ballsy soundtrack, staggering costume design. Edgerton steals the show. Frenetic first half. Captures spirit of F Scott Fitzgerald.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Nick (character) becomes tiresome. Lagging second-half. Flimsy female characters, Mulligan struggles as Daisy. Cast performances out of synch with film's rhythm. Soulless, doesn't live up to its lavishness. Will upset fans/purists of the classic novel.

Zero Dark Thirty

Published in Z
Sunday, 10 February 2013 00:01
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

     

    Chronicles the series of post-911 events leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden by the CIA.

     

  • Starring

    Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Reda Kateb, James Gandolfini, Joel Edgerton

  • Directed by

    Kathryn Bigelow

  • Running time

    157 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Detainees are interrogated using torture methods, including dog collar, ropes, chains, hoods, handcuffs, waterboarding, suffocation, starvation, force-feeding, deprivation of liberty, heavy-metal music, cramped confinement, cages, harassment, truth manipulation, isolation, sleep deprivation, bribery, yelling, threats, hitting. Terrorist attacks occur in public places by suicide bombers, explosive devices and close-range gunmen using hanguns, machine guns, submachine guns, rifles and snipers. Pictures of vehicle carnage and building rubble are shown. A helicopter crashes. Terrorist plots and incidences are discussed. Audio (phone calls and radio communication) from 911 victims are heard. Characters argue in frustration and anger. Blood/gore: Blood is seen on victims during interrogations and shootings, pooled on the ground/staircases after attacks and splattered on walls. Death/injuries are discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A detainee is stripped half-naked. Skimpily dressed women dance in a nightclub.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking, alcohol (wine, beer), cocktails.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    International terrorism, suicide bombing, martyrdom, revenge, justice, suspense, terror, anti-Americanism, torture.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well cast with good performances. Location and set design are excellent. The film is careful to avoid being anti-Islamic or pro-American gun-ho.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    International terrorism is not pretty. The film doesn't explain its premise so if you don't know what happened on 11 September 2001 or who Osama bin Laden is then Zero Dark Thirty will make little sense.