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Gemma Bovery

Published in G
Sunday, 19 April 2015 02:59
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene.

  • The pitch

    The pain of infidelity.

  • Starring

    Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier, Niels Schneider, Mel Raido, Elsa Zylberstein, Pip Torrens, Kacey Mottet Klein, Edith Scob

  • Directed by

    Anne Fontaine

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is punched, wrestled, thrown against a wall. Burning objects, bonfire. Dead insect, rodent. World wars, suicide, choked to death mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor/stretcher. Injection given.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the living room, dining room. Nude male (rear view), woman in lingerie, exposed nipples, breast-sucking. Infidelity. Love bite. Kissing, ogling, flirting, undressing. References to having sex, desire.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). An antihistamine is administered (injection). Smoking. Bottle of wine, taking drugs, arsenic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, a-words. Slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, infidelity, love, classic literature, baking, life imitating art, middle age obsession, adultery, tragedy, diaries, betrayal, family, antiques.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/lover. Wedding, cathedral, funeral settings. Ex-wife mentioned. Dogs, cows, mouse, fireworks. French language (subtitles). Based on the novel Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, intriguing, layered, affecting, hilarious, funny, quirky, pleasant, short, focused, lighthearted, farcical, winning, tragicomic, buoyant, dramatic. Excellent casting, Arterton is alluring/charming/fetching, terrific performances, intense chemistry between leads, beautiful cinematography/camerawork, lavish visuals, remarkable tonal control.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pedestrian, predictable. Bizarrely climactic/far-fetched finale.

Sunshine on Leith

Published in S
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:31
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, violence and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A little Rab of sunshine.

  • Starring

    Jason Flemyng, George MacKay, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Freya Mavor, Kevin Guthrie

  • Directed by

    Dexter Fletcher

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, headbutted, hit, elbowed, flicked with a towel, near hit by a car. A military convoy comes under fire. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Combat victims with missing limbs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have sex in a toilet cubicle (implied). A couple are seen in the bath (end credits). Kissing, hand-holding, flirting, motorboating. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, man in underwear. Sexual acts, losing virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, champagne). Intoxication. Sedative mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    T*ts, bloody. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Proclaimers, musicals, family, relationships, military service, illegitimacy, death, grief, call centres, rehabilitation, wedding anniversary, engagement, rejection, infidelity, secrets, Mary Queen of Scots, father-daughter relationships, flash mobs, Edinburgh, Leith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, engagement proposal/rejection. Heart attack, deceased old man mentioned. Hospital, bar, funeral settings. Dog, flock of birds. Fart. High/sweeping camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rousing, remorseless, full-throttle, sweet, sentimental, feelgood, spirited, heartwarming, upbeat, unpretentious, soft-centred, bright, cheery, big-hearted, raw, proud, irresistible. Great cast, inspired mix of songs and plot, decent songs, superb performance from Peter Mullan, clever direction, crisp visuals, unabashed advertisement for Edinburgh, leaves you feeling elated.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, soap-operatic, contrived, precious, corny, over-sentimental, clichéd, twee, formulaic. Thin writing, vast city shots look televisual.

Kick-Ass

Published in K
Friday, 16 August 2013 03:25
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Sticks it right up there.

  • Starring

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Evan Peters, Garrett M Brown, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth McGovern, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sophie Wu, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Michael Rispoli

  • Directed by

    Matthew Vaughn

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, tortured, stabbed, slashed, punched, kicked, beaten (incl a child), kneed, tasered, hit with objects, hit by a car, microwaved, crushed, knee-capped, chained, bound, hooded, burned alive, mugged, bullied, threatened, head-butted, bitten. Burning building, explosions, arson. Weapons arsenal, switchblade, bazooka, grenade, ninja star, knuckle-duster. Break-and-enter, graffiti, gun paintings. Reference to molestation. Screaming. Execution mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody stab wound, blood on ground, blood on head, bleeding. Body falls onto car, man on stretcher, IV drip, injection (fluid enters skin), X-ray. Corpses. Very high body count. Burn scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have clothed sex in public. Masturbation, boob-caressing. Kissing, ogling, flirting. References to sexuality, sex acts, pornography. Innuendo. Picture of topless women. Young man/young girl in undies (no genitals seen). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Smoking. Drug overdose (seen in flashback), drug money. Selling/stealing coke, junkie, being high, cocaine, weed, methadone mentioned. Bong-smoking, powder-sorting, joint-smoking, powder-snorting.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, frequent f-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling, b*tches. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Gender, college, genre, nationality, cultural, class, sexual stereotypes and jokes. Religious references and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Superheroes, comic books, awesomeness, crime-fighting, vigilantes, justice, father-daughter relationships, self-esteem, family business, rumours, social media, merchandising, revenge, teen angst.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers (seen in flashback), fathers, orphan. Cemetery setting. Eating disorder, ghosts mentioned. Cat, toilet. Skyscraper-high aerial cinematography toward street-view. Strobe lighting flashes. Based on comic-book series.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, energetic, edgy, absurdist, shameless, audacious, irresistible, intelligent, knowing, grounded, boisterous, original, supercharged, ultra-violent. Smashing performance from ultra-cool Chloë Grace Moretz. Terrific action moves, cracking soundtrack, brilliant genre homages.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    High level of violence and profanity. Questionable characterisation, especially of 11-year-old girl as vigilante/victim.

Welcome to the Punch

Published in W
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 02:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    Cops and dobbers.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Johnny Harris, Daniel Mays, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan, Jason Flemyng, Elyes Gabel, Natasha Little

  • Directed by

    Eran Creevy

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Lots of people are shot and killed. People are shot at, punched, kicked, beaten, strangled, headlocked, pistol-whipped, elbowed, hit with objects, pursued, threatened at gunpoint. A murdered youth is frequently discussed, seen in newspaper report. Shootouts, objects destroyed, smashed mirror, building explosion, fireball. Armed men wear gas masks. Dangerous driving, break-and-enter, car rammed. Kidnapping, killing, robbing, murder, car accident, false identity, shoplifting, arrests, smuggling guns mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Many corpses. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spray, dripping blood, blood splatter, bloody fingerprint. Blood on heads, faces, clothing, objects. Fluid is frequently extracted from a knee wound (syringe, needle in flesh, extraction, fluid seen). Scars on leg, face; bruising. Photo of corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Pornographic magazine is seen from a distance.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking. Prescription pills seen. Minor drug offense mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, pr*ck, p*iss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Religous references and exclamations. Gender, genre, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Police work, corruption, justice, revenge, murder, politics, campaigning, evidence, dirty cops, grief, cops and robbers, conspiracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Son killed, friend killed, dead police officer. Aircraft, hospital, morgue, tattoo parlour settings. Medical procedures (CPR), medical instruments and equipment noises (flatlining), cardiac arrest, tattooing. Dog, planes, helicopter. Animal-skin rug, animal skull on wall. Bright fluorescent lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Firmly British, mostly quality cast, intriguing characters, slick action, confident, ambitious, inspired, stylish. London looks gorgeous on screen. Stunning lighting and location choices. Memorable performance from Mark Strong.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    McAvoy doesn't suit role. Too plot-driven, solemn, fast-paced and neon-lit. Screenplay weakens, momentum runs out of steam, storyline becomes convoluted. Almost entirely set at night, unoriginal.

Great Expectations

Published in G
Saturday, 02 March 2013 02:29
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Courteous adaptation of Dickens's gentlemanly classic.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Holliday Grainger, David Walliams, Olly Alexander, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Toby Irvine, Helena Barlow

  • Directed by

    Mike Newell

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A filthy man frightens a boy in a cemetery. A man tells a boy that his liver will be roasted and eaten by an angel. A woman canes a man and a boy. A boy steals food and alcohol. People are kicked, punched, slapped, shadow-boxed. Convicts in chains are seen. Armed guards with bayonets and pistols are seen. Mud-fighting men attack each other with punches and a rock. Knives are held to throats. A woman is choked to death. A woman is burnt alive (charred face and hands are seen). A man is almost crushed to death. An injured man dies. A food-fight is seen. A cannon is fired. Murder, robbery, thieving is discussed. Yelling, raised voices are heard. Things get smashed. Blood/gore: Poverty-stricken people with filth and blood on their faces. A bloody nose  and a bloody forehead are seen. A bloody wound is dressed; blood is seen in a dish of water. Meat is butchered in a marketplace; bones, offal, blood, off-cuts and pig heads are seen. Scarred arms are shown.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A boy kisses a girl on the cheek. A man kisses a woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (brandy, wine). Gambling (arm-wrestling). Smoking (pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    B*tch, religious exclamations. People are insulted, mocked.

  • THEMES

    Orphans, convicts, benefaction, education, madness, class inequality, climbing the social ladder, isolation, ruin, appropriateness, expectation, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cold, wintry setting. Cemetery, decaying country house, courtroom settings. Cobwebs are seen. Mice scavenge for food. A young woman reads from the Bible. Prisoners are sentenced to death. Thunder is heard. Live cows, horses, chickens, flocks of birds are seen. Pheasant, partridge, goat, chicken, pork (pie) are eaten. Fur-trimmed coats are worn.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    A reliable adaptation of the original work with an excellent cast. Costume and set design are superb--you can almost smell the bad breath and feel the filth of London's muddy streets. Helena Bonham Carter is petrifying as Miss Havisham. Wonderful story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Fairly formulaic. Plays out like a made-for-television drama.

I Give It A Year

Published in I
Thursday, 21 February 2013 01:28
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  • Rating

    M: Nudity, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Finding the right person by first marrying the wrong one.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Anna Faris, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Colman, Nigel Planer

  • Directed by

    Dan Mazer

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    All violent episodes and references to violence have comic intention. Dangerous driving. Violence to animals is discussed and implied. Speculation upon the likelihood of future personal tragedies (meningitis, cancer, brain death/damage, being hit by a truck) is discussed. Turning off life support is discussed. Sexual assault and spousal stabbing are mentioned (comic). Raised voices and yelling. Suicide is mentioned in comic context. Blood/gore: A bird appears to be dead or seriously injured.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man and two women participate in a threesome in their underwear. A woman gives a man a handjob in public. Sex dolls are used in a therapy session. Photos of a couple having sex are seen. Frequent comic references to sexual activity, behaviour, status and genitalia. Sexual innuendo and jokes. Sexual fantasies, sodomy, masturbation and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are mentioned. Paedophilia is alluded to. Sex acts are mimed. Lots of passionate kissing (couples, work colleagues and extra-marital). Flirting. Nudity: A photo of a penis is seen. Photos of a couple engaging in sex acts are seen. Men and women are seen in their underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words. Frequent mocking insults and derogatory name-calling for comic effect. Male and female genitalia are frequently mentioned in actual terms and slang. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Misogynist slang. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Very funny but does tend to go a bit overboard with the crude humour and silliness. Funky credits. Nat (Rose Byrne) wears gorgeous outfits, one of which matches her sofa superbly. Stephen Merchant is hilarious; he delivers the world's worst best-man speech ever.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Very crude humour. Some serious offences are committed on the dancefloor. Comedy feels forced, flat.