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Loving (2016)

Published in L
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:57
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Loving conquers all.

  • Starring

    Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Alano Miller, Chris Greene

  • Directed by

    Jeff Nichols

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are arrested, dragged, terrorised/victimised, hit by a car (child), threatened, almost hit by a falling object, pursued, jailed. Break-and-enter, door kicked in. Yelling, banging. Sirens in background. Threat: "I will split your head like white meat". People stand guard with shotguns (personal protection). Brick found in car wrapped in news article of court case. Mention of person being killed by a drunk driver. News footage of civil rights protest marches. Joke about being shoved out of a window by security. Blood/gore: Boy with bandages and icepack on head; mother refers to scrapes and bruises. Emptying basin of bloody water.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen sleeping in bed. Kissing, hugging, handholding. A policeman comments that he should put a man in a woman's cell (suggesting possible assault/abuse). Man in underwear, women in nightgowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, moonshine). Smoking (cigarettes). Gambling (drag racing). Crushed herbs are ingested to induce labour. Aspirin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Racist language (n*gger, "her" people, children referred to as bastards, etc). Name-calling (dumb, country ass, damn fool, etc). Religion used to justify racism (God's law, bird analogy for why interracial marriage is unnatural, God separated the races, etc).

  • THEMES

    Richard and Mildred Loving, interracial relationships, racism, victimisation, gender inequality, prejudice, depression, justice, legitimacy of children, civil rights, banishment, pregnancy, family, legislation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Childbirth scenes (nothing graphic). Courtroom, prison settings. Divorce mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intelligent, human, refined, careful, controlled, moving, tasteful, polished, appealing, subtle, tactful, sensational, tender, superb, timely, timeless, restrained, gentle, modest, intimate, humble, soft-spoken. Remarkable/nuanced/quiet/powerful/thoughtful performances, beautiful cinematography, elegant screenplay, understated score, doesn't rely on genre tropes, a fitting/definitive tribute.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little enamoured of its subject/benign/polite/anti-climactic.

Black Mass

Published in B
Friday, 09 October 2015 06:57
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Black-and-Whitey Massterpiece.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Corey Stoll, David Harbour

  • Directed by

    Scott Cooper

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, headbutted, punched, tackled, slapped, beaten, hit with objects, choked to death, threatened, bound, tortured, bribed/paid off, arrested. A man is murdered in view of children. Car crash. Furniture kicked/tipped over. References to children/teens being bullied/beaten up. News footage of people throwing stones, tanks/armed soldiers in Northern Ireland. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Murder (67 slayings), arson, extortion, racketeering, IRA, prison terms/convictions mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, coffin. Bloody faces/noses/teeth/mouth/bullet wounds/bodies/objects/floor. Spurting blood/blood spatter. Body being burned. Photographs of dead bodies with gunshot wounds and lots of blood. Bruises, scars, bulging eyes (strangulation). Child in hospital bed (oxygen mask, IV drip, life-support). Dead lady eaten by cat mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has (implied) sex. Kissing, undressing, groping, ogling. Sexually suggestive dancing, sexually threatening behaviour (hands on throat/face). Revealing/skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. References to masturbation, prostitution, porn stars.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, speed). Drug-dealing (including teenagers), drug-taking/sniffing, drug addiction, twitchy behaviour, red eyes. Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, champagne, cocktail). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Gambling (cards, sports). LSD experiments mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (lots!), s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for body parts and functions. Racial/cultural slang, derogatory term for homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    James 'Whitey' Bulger, organised crime, extortion, kidnapping, gangs, murder, death, grief, drugs, addiction, corruption, informants, deals, racketeering, parenting, Reyes Syndrome, marriage breakdown, notoriety.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child, mother. Hospital, funeral, church, nightclub settings. Vomiting, toilet. Based on a true story. Based on the book Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Taut, understated, sober, sprawling, engrossing, gripping, big, brash, compelling, solid, grim. Mesmerising/bracing/career-best/absorbing/convincing/welcome performance by Johnny Depp, strong/confident performance by Joel Edgerton, standout supporting cast, swift/brutal violence, riveting setpieces, hard-edged/elegant cinematography, evocative locations, elegiac score, muted/70s style look, despearate/wintry mood.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. Meandering story, gets bogged down in the middle, feels one-note/unengaging at times.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in E
Monday, 08 December 2014 21:33
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Holy Moses.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, María Valverde, Indira Varma, Ben Kingsley, Golshifteh Farahani, John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Emun Elliott, Tara Fitzgerald

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    150 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are whipped, shot (arrows), dragged, trampled, thrown through the air, stabbed, punched, tripped, impaled, slashed, flogged, hit with objects, threatened, killed, face-grabbed, buried alive, cut, hit, kicked, dragged from their homes, hanged, attacked by animals, swept away, drowned, set alight, burned. Animals shot, slaughtered, eaten, attacked. Objects set alight, burning objects, explosion. Rioting, theft. People/animals.objects fall from high cliff. Killing first-born children, drowning babies, starvation mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead people (men/women/children/babies) and animals, swinging corpses, carcasses, mummified baby/adult, coffins. Cut throat, torn/eaten limbs. Blood in water, spitting blood, bleeding, bloody arm/leg, animal blood, bloody objects, licking blood, bloody cuts, hair matted with blood. Animal entrails removed, animals butchered, human excrement eaten. Scars, sunburn, windburn, sores, pustules.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex implied (off-screen). Kissing, flirting, undressing. Revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men, married couple in bed (nudity implied).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Possible alcoholic drinks.

  • LANGUAGE

    Discrimination (anti-Hebrew, sexism). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Egyptian mythology, Christianity, slavery, slave labour, emancipation, poverty, dehydration, storms, locusts, plague, slaughter, death, grief, genocide, trade, ceremony, ritual, corruption, exile, religion, faith, miracles, sibling rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents' reactions when they find their dead babies. Wedding, funeral, prison settings. Horses, crocodiles, flies, oxen, locusts, sharks, vultures, birds, leeches, snake. Waterspouts, tornadoes, fish, frogs, maggots. Animal-skin rugs. Roasting animals over fire. 

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Imposing, momentous, mighty, lavish, intelligent, respectful, grounded, absorbing, revisionist, transporting, grand, bold. Searching/non-doctrinaire approach, exquisite costumes, strong performances, crisp/present-tense retelling, exciting/savage/uncompromising action sequences, sensational/brilliant/sensational/suspenseful ending, ornate screenplay, profound/affecting closing tribute from Scott.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long, camp, grim, stodgy, dragging, inert, flat, uninspired, dull, bland, matter-of-fact. Improbably Anglo-Saxon cast, horrendous/bombastic/histrionic score, some wasted talent, acting varies between good and ordinary, overly serious, plays it safe, limp ending, stone-faced dialogue.

The Rover

Published in T
Friday, 20 June 2014 02:40
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The wild rover.

  • Starring

    Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo, Richard Green, Ben Armer, Jamie Fallon, Gillian Jones, Susan Prior, Scott Perry, Anthony Hayes

  • Directed by

    David Michôd

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People (including a child) are shot, hit, threatened, pursued, throat-grabbed, butt-whipped, wrestled, arrested, kicked, pistol-whipped. Vehicle rollover, smashed glass, stolen vehicle. Shootouts. A rock is thrown at animals. Killing people, slitting throat, murdered wife/lover mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody wounds, bullet wounds, open wounds, blood spray, blood splatter, pooling blood, wound-dressing, wound-stitching, bandages, scars. Blood on head/hands/clothing, bloody handprints, bloody cuts, milky eyes. Corpses (human/animal), burning bodies.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sleeping with a boy (male-male), fingering mentioned. Tattoo of naked male. Shirtless man, men in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Global collapse, survival, road trips, fratricide, cremation, burial, military, injustice, post-apocalypse, Australia, crises, murder, disability, remorse, lawlessness, unlikely companions, travelling circuses, confessions, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered wife mentioned. Buzzing flies, dogs, eagle. Urination. Campfires.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bleak, brutal, nihilist, spartan, distinctive, compelling, fascinating, brilliant, unexpected, parched, bold, dusty, despairing, existentialist, searching, desolate, beautiful, abstract, original, menacing, violent, fascinating, disturbing, spare, pensive. Brilliant underplayed acting, dry wit, absurdist/moving/satisfying ending, colourful side-characters, eclectic score, crisp audio effects, sombre/introspective/eerie/unsettling tone, arresting widescreen.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed, slow, boring, dark, dreary, dull, repetitive, pointless, pretentious, weird. Terse dialogue, Pattinson's performance a little overwrought, blunt narrative, idiotic ending, cringeworthy title pun.

Wish You Were Here

Published in W
Monday, 17 June 2013 02:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Wish you weren't.

  • Starring

    Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd

  • Directed by

    Kieran Darcy-Smith

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Car accident. People are stabbed, punched, threatened at gunpoint. A woman spanks her child. Object is thrown, smashed glass. Arguing, shouting (English and Cambodian). Blood/gore: Blood on face, bloody forehead, bloody legs, blood on clothing and floor, blood splatter. IV drip inserted into arm. Human skull. Skinned snake. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex on the beach. Oral sex implied. Infidelity. Child prostitution mentioned, brothel. Swimwear. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills. Smoking marijuana. Ecstasy mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits), excessive drinking, drinking while pregnant, drink-driving. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana joint). Gambling (card games).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Cultural, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    South-East Asia, missing persons, foreign affairs, drug-trafficking, pregnancy, parenting, marriage, infidelity, gangsters, repercussions, secrets, premature birth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting, labour and childbirth. Missing boyfriend/friend; husband cheated with wife's sister. Spiders, elephant, cows, dogs, mouse, planes. Raw meat, hanging carcasses, pig heads, pig carcass, animal skin, cooking snails. Bonfire, fire-breathing. Some Cambodian language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegantly crafted, intricate, emotional, psychologically complex, lucid, incandescent, atmospheric. Flawless performances, surprising plot twists, accomplished direction, excellent cinematography and editing, powerful script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plot contrivances. Overwrought, undercooked drama. Too much arguing.

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.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Published in T
Monday, 15 April 2013 02:00
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    A boy teaches his parents how to be-leaf.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lois Smith, M Emmet Walsh, Dianne Wiest, Common, David Morse, Ron Livingston, James Rebhorn

  • Directed by

    Peter Hedges

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A mysterious shadow and an unknown figure beneath a blanket are seen. An adult plays an aggressive game of dodgeball with children. Kids smear a boy with food. A boy is smacked over the head. A boy sinks to the bottom of a pool. A girl is (accidentally) kicked in the face. Adults argue, bicker. Adults catcall from the sideline of a football (soccer) match. A child is injured in a soccer match. Blood/gore: A man lies in a hospital bed; IV lines seen. Bloody nose. A child emerges from beneath the ground (implied). A corpse is seen in a coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Where babies come from (mentioned). Pool-wear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, teasing. Fart, guts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Parenting, failure to conceive, infertility, bad news, adoption, miracles, hope, rejection, bullying, being different, intellectual theft, acceptance, sibling rivalry, family talents, pride, father-son relationships, invention, pitching ideas, creativity, loss of a child, friendship, honesty, expectation, disappointment, infinite possibilities, clumsiness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. Thunder, lightning. Child covered in dirt. Supernatural occurrences (inexplicable weather, mysterious appearance of a child, special talents). Job losses, threat of factory closure.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Family friendly, warm-hearted, charming, fanciful. Deals with real emotions. Solid performances and intelligent direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Cliched, sentimental, predictable, contrived. Plot-holes. Stock characters.

Zero Dark Thirty

Published in Z
Sunday, 10 February 2013 00:01
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  • 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.