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Their Finest (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:58
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    She's mustard.

  • Starring

    Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan, Helen McCrory

  • Directed by

    Lone Scherfig

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is crushed beneath scaffolding, a woman's home is destroyed in a raid. Bombing raids (blasts heard, falling debris, smoke, mass property damage, burning objects, deaths). Military soldiers, aircraft, vehicles, ships (some theatrical). Workers produce bullets in a propoganda war film, swastikas seen. Film scenes show people being shot/dying from injuries. Yelling/arguing. Getting bombed, bombing, shelling, strafing, Dunkirk, the Blitz, Hitler, parachute bomb mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (bloodied/burned). Bloody clothing, head. A man identifies his friend/colleague's corpse. Morgue full of bodies under sheets on tables. Hospital setting (patients in hospital beds, IV drips). Dead sheep's head (dog food). Slash on the bicep, leaking spleen, hundreds of thousands dead (Dunkirk) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, hugging, flirting. Topless woman (breasts mostly obscured), shirtless men. Infidelity. Carnal knowledge, intercourse, erotic proposition mentioned. A woman tells her dog to stop licking his balls in public.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, spirits, wine). Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Pub setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, a-word, bloody. Name-calling (stooge, bully, drunk, belligerent, old maids, spy, squalid, stupid, fool, disgusting, etc). Religious exclamations (for God's sake, for Christ's sake, God bless, Jesus, ungodly, etc).

  • THEMES

    Filmmaking, propoganda war films, British cinema, World War II, screenwriting, film production, romance, infidelity, death, grief, opportunity, cinema-going, marriage, betrayal, rewrites, workplace equality, morale, actors, agents.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup, infidelity, dead friends/brother/colleague/lover. Dead uncle, invalid wife, dead grandson, dead father, dead landlady mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting. Brief German (subtitles). Adapted from Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, rousing, sentimental, warm, feminist, breezy, entertaining, heart-tugging, affecting, enjoyable, delightful, old-fashioned, infectious, crowd-pleasing. Top-notch/strong British cast, scene-stealing/wry/self-mocking performance by Bill Nighy, believable/clean/bright depiction of wartime London, handsome production design, swoon-worthy score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived tragedy, hits familiar rom-com notes.

Assassin's Creed (2016)

Published in A
Friday, 23 December 2016 09:03
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  • Rating

    M: Violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creed is good.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed

  • Directed by

    Justin Kurzel

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (blade through own throat). People are shot (arrows/tranquiliser dart), strung up and burned alive, run through with swords, hair-grabbed, captured, imprisoned, stabbed, slashed, thrown to the ground/through the air/through windows, arm-snapped, hit with objects, roundhouse kicked, elbowed, kicked, thrown from a moving cart, punched, slammed against a cliff/walls, throat-grabbed, submerged underwater, garroted, exploded, neck-slit, pursued. A man is executed by lethal injection. Explosions. A kid crashes his bicycle. People teeter on high ledges/dangle precariously/fall from high up. Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Painting of people strung up and burned. A headline reads, "Jury find pimp killer guilty". Capital murder, hang his family and make him watch, burn the whole village, war, religious persecution mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, stabbed mother. Finger chopped off. Missing finger, scars. Bloody mouths, teeth, faces, nose, cheek, hand, cuts, floor, object, water, clothing. Blood spatter, dripping blood. Convulsing, frothing at the mouth. Injection (fluid seen moving through tube). Epidural administered. Brain/DNA scans seen. Animal skull on wall, people wearing masks, man in wheelchair, paralysis, milky/blind eyes. Sketches of screaming characters. Neurological split mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Lethal injection, epidural. Drug addicts mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling (lab rates, assassins, murderers, dangerous, crazy, heretics, rebels, fools, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Oh Lord wash away my sins, I'll see him in hell, God's will, holy, etc).

  • THEMES

    15th century Spain, Knights Templar, execution, violence, cures, bloodlines, brotherhood, assassins, secret societies, DNA memory, burning at the stake, betrayal, headaches, sacrifice, video games, free will, death, experiments, history, virtual reality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother (killed by husband implied), dead father (murdered), dead girlfriend. Prison setting. Helicopter. Eagle, horses, chickens. Steak eaten. Spitting. Brief Spanish subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Silly, senseless, ridiculous, moody, large-scale, bizarre, energetic, strange, valiant, solemn, brutal, ambitious, stylish, innocuous. Nimble/kinetic chase sequences, bone-crushing/unsentimental action, engaging medieval sequences, brooding atmosphere, soaring aerial shots, haunting/hurtling score, evocative production design/costumes, some impressive visuals; loving recreation of the video game.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incoherent, cold, weird, uninviting, peculiar, relentless, gloomy, flawed, self-serious, low-stakes, underwhelming, convoluted, leaden, stone-faced, cheerless, dumb, lifeless. Nonsensical/confusing/messy/fractious/over-explained plot, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons are underused.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Published in B
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:57
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  • Rating

    M: Intense sequences of violence and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Martha, Martha, Martha.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Brandon Spink

  • Directed by

    Zack Snyder

  • Running time

    151 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, crushed, thrown through the air/against objects, hooded, punched, kicked, hit, headbutted, flipped, bashed through walls, tied up, branded, hit with objects, arrested, knocked out, kidnapped, bitten (dream sequence), cut in half (dream sequence), beaten, tackled, pistol-whipped, chained, dragged, shoulder-charged, pushed from high ledges, gagged, gassed, stomped, throat-grabbed, sliced, arm-snapped, pile-driven, stabbed, elbowed, nuked, near-drowned, maimed, impaled. A man is shot execution-style (implied), a rocket explodes on launch. Missiles, blue power-bolts, heavy weapons, grenades, alien attack. Explosions, fireballs, big electric supercharges. Mass property destruction/panic, bridges/buildings/roads collapse, debris, burning building. Reckless driving, car crashes/rollovers, vehicles thrown through the air/rammed/dragged, burning car, truck explosion, boat collapse (dry dock), aircraft crash. A child falls down a well, a man is seen trapped beneath heavy steel pylons, fighters seen boxing in an (assumed) illegal match, a man's heart is pulled out of his chest (implied), people fall through a glass ceiling. A hanged effigy is burned. Flooding, stranded people on rooftops seen. Objects smashed, banged, defaced. Military vehicles/soldiers/aircraft, armed militia seen. Newspaper headlines on wall detail several mass disasters; television reports announce breaking disasters/deadly factory fire. Theft. A painting shows men and demons fighting. Yelling, arguing, screaming, roaring. Terrorist/terrorism, human traffic, dirty bombs, innocents die, sex trafficker, child predator, weapon of assassination, war, drowning horses, suicide, trading pelts/skins, doomsday mentioned. Blood/gore: Slicing skin/hand, removing fingerprints. Bloody scratches/gashes/sweat drops/faces/eye, blood spatter on face, dripping blood, bloody chest wound. Skin burned/peeled off/branded, exposed bone. Missing limbs (man in wheelchair; amputation implied), hand cut off. A live head and torso are attached to a board; limb generation seen (science experiment). People on stretchers, IV drips, body bag. Pupil dilation, scar, jar of urine. Arm (bone) snap heard. A beast emerges from an amniotic sac. Coffins, memorial, skull motifs (Day of the Dead celebrations). A monitor shows decaying cells. Thousands/millions dead mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Woman in bath (full nudity implied). Nude male corpse (no genitals seen), nude gigantic beast (no genitals visible). Couple in bath (sex implied). Shirtless men, people in swimwear/tribal wear, low-cut gowns, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (shots, wine, champagne, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Batman, Superman, superheroes, vigilantes, power, rescue, orphans, legacy, death, grief, alien attacks, funerals, mother-son relationships, alter-egos, villains, carnage, misunderstandings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents. Dead mother (implied). Funeral, courtroom, prison, dystopian wasteland settings. Tombstones, coffins, helicopters, jets, plane, lightning, thunder, power blackout. Horses, bats, reef fish, giant UFO, spaceships. Fantasy creatures (vampire, jellyfish, flying man-insects, vines); characters with glowing/laser eyes, laser teeth, slime. Deceased father seen (apparition). Jar of urine, gagging. Brief foreign languages (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Epic, exhilarating, stylish, high-concept, imposing. Strong/emotional performance by Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot is awesome/entertaining/watchable as Wonder Woman, clever opening/establishing scene, tightly choreographed fight sequences, hyper-stylised combat imagery, camp weight training montage, fleeting glimpse of future superhero characters, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Jumbled, overstuffed, lengthy, brooding, scattered, gloomy, unfun, overwrought, solemn, operatic, dull, cluttered, huge, busy, unwielding, underwhelming, dreary, frustrating, unfinished, lumbering, empty, plastic, bombastic, self-important, loud, sprawling, distracted, meat-headed, humourless. Wonky narrative, incoherent structure, formulaic/one-note premise, half-baked plot, weighted dialogue, intensely annoying/charmless villain, pointless exposition about Batman's parents' death, fundamentally disconnected, CGI overkill, generic/exhausting denoument, any of the film's surprises are revealed in the trailer.

Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of the World

Published in D
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:37
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Live and let live.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Lionel Jeffries, Jean Marsh, Jimmy Nail, Ronald Pickup, John Woodvine, Ceri Jackson

  • Directed by

    Gavin Millar

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is caned, bullied. People/animals caught in traps. Animals are drugged with sleeping pills, shot at. People carry shotguns. Bicycle accident, dangerous driving. Cheating, stealing discussed. Blood/gore: Broken ankle. Man on stretcher, leg in cast.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Torn trousers reveal a man's underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking (cigars). Prescription pills consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Poaching, bullying, pheasant-shooting, school, discipline, corporal punishment, father-son relationships, community, conspiracy, shooting parties, gameskeeping, Roald Dahl.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother mentioned. Pheasants, chickens, rabbit, sparrow. Sausages cooked/eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (no reviews)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (no reviews)

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.

Beautiful Creatures

Published in B
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 04:35
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Witchy novel adaptation that conjures up surprisingly little magic.

  • Starring

    Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Margo Martindale

  • Directed by

    Richard LaGravenese

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Discussion of violence and violent scenes occurs more heavily than actual violence. Discussions include spousal murder, accidental maternal death (car and fire), DUI, suicide, lunacy. A boy is hit with a crucifix. Glass shatters across a classroom of students. A repeated Civil War dream sequence shows a man being shot. Dangerous driving. Car accident caused intentionally. Scars are seen on a woman's back. A girl is repeatedly bullied (verbally). A youth is hit by a train. A boy receives an electric shock. Raised voices and yelling. Civil War battle re-enactment with rifles and cannons fired. An adolescent boy is shot. Corpses are seen on the battlefield. Matricide. Incense is alluded to. Blood/gore: Small amounts of blood are seen on bodies and faces.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teenage sex is implied. Sex between an adult woman and an adolescent is implied. Passionate kissing. Several humourous sexual innuendos.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, mocking and teasing, name-calling, religious references and exclamations. School bullying, teasing.

  • THEMES

    Withcraft, satanism, black magic, familial conflict, devil-worship versus God-worship, bullying, religious intolerance, adoption, book-banning, being under the control/influence of another, destiny, fatalism, sweet sixteen, education (scholarly and worldly).

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Swampy bayou, cemetery, church settings. Alligators. Isolated mansion. Loud thunderclaps. Lightning bolts and lightning strikes. Banned books (discussed). Spitting. Tornadoes. Witchcraft: Ghostly dream sequence. Shared dreaming. Premonition. Casting spells. Breaking spells. Devil-worship and satanism are discussed. Resurrection. Mind control. Possession. Sacrificial offerings (food). Persecution. Stone animals appear lifelike.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emma Thompson is superb. Look out for the scene where Viola Davis (Amma) is standing by her refrigerator when she hears disappointing news; her facial expression is devastating. Alice Englert (Lena) gets to wear some lovely cardies. Alden Ehrenreich (Ethan) brings just the right amount of strange to his character.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long running time where not a whole lot happens. The film lacks intrigue and tension and has very few supernatural special effects. The extreme close-up is overused. Plenty of over-acting. Little chemistry between Lena and Ethan.