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Red Dog: True Blue (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 12 December 2016 22:06
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Bryan Brown, Thomas Cocquerel, Justine Clarke, Steve Le Marquand, Zen McGrath, Kee Chan, Winta McGrath

  • Directed by

    Kriv Stenders

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are chased by a horse, slapped over the back of the head, wrestled, spanked (implied). An animal is struck by lightning. Motorbike crash (off-screen). An animal is prepared for branding. A man throws a stone at an animal. A tree crashes through a window. A lad tells a story of a constable who was shot, gang members hung. Strychnine poisoning, Vietnam [War] mentioned. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, howling. Blood/gore: Corpse (animal). Butchering a side of meat. Vaccinations (needles jabbed into skin). Bruising, scars. Milky/blinded eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling, hand-holding. Shirtless man, short shorts, woman in pyjamas. Orgies, San Francisco summer of love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). A man is handed a vial of pills (medication assumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    Crap, bloody, bugger. Name-calling (trickster, dumb, blackfellas, whitefellas, stupid, idiot, scaredy-cat, daft, crazy, mystery, strange, soft, goannas, orphan, etc). Religous references and exclamations (Jesus, for God's sake, damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Best friends, grandfathers, father-son relationships, outback Australia, Pilbara region, loneliness, adventure, cattle stations, first love, mental illness, coming-of-age, Aboriginal Dreaming, bushfires, spelunkering, Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father/grandmother mentioned. Funeral setting. Estranged mother. A woman is wheeled into a room in an asylum. Lightning, thunder, fireworks, full moon. Dogs, horse, cows, kangaroos, chickens, birds, lizards, flies. Light aircraft, helicopter. Grilling/eating beef. A dog farts, urinates. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, enjoyable, creative, smooth, well-paced, fun, wholesome, respectable, funny, poignant, great, delightful, satisfying. Colourful/eccentric/likeable characters, beautiful/stunning cinematography, delightful score, terrific/scene-stealing cameo by John Jarratt, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived. Not as memorable/enjoyable/original/emotional/funny as the first film.

Observance

Published in O
Friday, 08 April 2016 11:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sex and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's here.

  • Starring

    Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Brendan Cowell, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie, Tom O'Sullivan, Roger Ward, Gabriel Dunn

  • Directed by

    Joseph Sims-Dennett

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide attempt (wrist-slicing). People are followed, watched, manhandled, scalded, grabbed, run at, slapped, trapped, tackled, face-grabbed, hit with objects. Break-and-enter. A man puts bait on a hook in close-up. Object knocked over. Arguing, yelling. Strangled her, committed suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses, parts of body seen in water (drowning implied), photos of corpses (very bloody). Bloody thumb, objects, clothing, eyeball, face, nose, head, hand, wrist. Dripping/smeared blood. Scars, burns, torn/peeling face. Animal corpse, loose eyeballs. Child seen with blackened eyes (dream sequence). Broken neck mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex. A man watches internet porn, masturbates. Kissing (photo). Nude woman (rear and side views). Low-cut gown, cleavage. Man in shower (no genitals seen), woman in nightgown, woman in towel. Shirtless man. Mistress mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-word. P*ss. Religious reference.

  • THEMES

    Private investigating, voyeurism, phone-tapping, spying, death of a child, grief, reporting, fever, suicide, debt, ringing phones, relationships, engagement, sanity, paranoia, hallucinations, tragedy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child, estranged wife, dead fiance. Abortion mentioned. Buzzing insects, rat, dogs, unknown creature swimming in liquid, fishing, dead worms, animal head. Weird black goo, unexplained thumps/activity/voices/visions/moving objects. Spitting, vomiting. Toilet. Vision under end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, surreal, impressive, admirable, abstract, intense, atmospheric, creepy, ambiguous, simmering, stylish, odd, polished, refreshing, supernatural, solid, unsettling, chilling, disturbing, dread-inducing, unnerving, gripping, suffocating, paranoid, claustrophobic, twitchy, icky, low-budget. Solid performances, creative/remarkable/phenomenal/original/menacing/terrific sound design, striking/beautiful imagery, good/promising build-up, jagged approach to narrative, obscure/cryptic sequences, grand ideas/execution, dramatic footage of the sea.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incoherent, muddled, vague, disappointing, frustrating. Distracting/bad accents, tired gimmick, confounding plot, little sense of urgency, WTF ending.

Wolf Creek 2

Published in W
Friday, 21 February 2014 11:02
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Taylor-made gore.

  • Starring

    John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Phillipe Klaus, Gerard Kennedy

  • Directed by

    Greg Mclean

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, dragged, set alight, hit, punched, bound, throat-slit, decapitated, choked, impaled, dismembered, eviscerated, pursued, tormented, kicked, whipped, tortured, threatened, slapped, headbutted. Attempted abduction, attempted molestation, attempted rape, sexual threats. Explosions, broken glass. Animals run over, squashed, impaled. Car drives over embankment, vehicle collisions, accidents. Screaming. Missing persons mentioned. Blood/gore: Man's head blown off, decapitation, entrails, torso, dismembered limbs. Broken leg re-set, objects cutting into skin. Fingers severed. Blood spray, bloody faces, bloody arms, people covered in blood, bloody corpses, bloody cuts, bloody bullet wounds, bloody clothing, bleeding. Carcasses, animal skull, animal guts, human skeletons, hanging body, chained/caged corpses. Lots of blood/dried blood on objects, bloody knife. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Attempted molestation/rape, sexual threats, sexual taunts, undressing. Kissing, flirting, breast-grabbing. Woman in sleeping bag (implied consensual sex). Men in underwear. People in swimwear. Scantily clad corpses.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, rum). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastards, b*tch, bloody, p*ss, w*nk. Slang terms for genitalia. Name-calling, belittling, taunting. Religious references (derogatory) and exclamations. Cultural slurs, derogatory terms for homosexuals, racism.

  • THEMES

    Sadism, horror, booby traps, blood, decomposition, gore, xenophobia, outback Australia, isolation, backpacking, hitchhiking, dehydration, heat stroke, murder, mental illness, pig-shooting, racism, vigilantes, serial killers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered police officers, murdered tourists, murdered friends. Dogs, kangaroos, pig (carcass), maggots. Taxidermy head. Brief subtitles. Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Nail-biting, tense, moody, solid, sick, fun, calculated, disturbing, loathsome, detestable, disgusting, upsetting, amusing, bitter. Effective use of Australian landscape, unsettling score, strong beginning, artful cinematography, solid direction, upscaled production, Australiana touches.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstated, self-aware, crude, indulgent, pointless. Graphic, gruesome violence. Low stakes, too much dialogue, drowned finale, jolting tonal shifts, lacks suspense.

100 Bloody Acres

Published in 0-9
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:57
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    You little ripper.

  • Starring

    Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian, John Jarratt, Chrissie Page, Paul Blackwell

  • Directed by

    Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, stabbed, mutilated, maimed, sliced, dismembered, tasered, dragged, shot at, run over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, hung upside-down, threatened, victimised, bound, gagged, headlocked, near-drowned, near-choked, slapped, shoved in the boot of a car, knocked out. An animal is kicked. Vehicle rammed into tree (seen post-collision). Torture methods mentioned. Arguing, screaming, pleading. Blood/gore: Lots of blood spray, splattering blood and flesh, blood on people, bloodied clothing, blood on objects, barrel of blood. Bloody injuries, scratches, bullet wounds. Corpses, hanging animal carcasses, severed fingers.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex, masturbation. Kissing, groping, flirting, propositioning. Infidelity, incest. STD, fingering, hand jobs, blow jobs mentioned. References to sexual acts. Cleavage. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (a man drinks from a hip flask). Marijuana is smoked (joint), acid is dropped. A man hallucinates.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, bloody, bastard, w*nker, slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, country-dwellers, disabled people. Name-calling, religious exclamations. Regional, gender, cultural, weight stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Murder, horror, small business, brothers, isolation, travelling, music festivals, infidelity, drugs, advertising, blood-and-bone fertiliser, missing corpses, mutilation, secret ingredients.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Remote farmhouse, cemetery settings. Cousin with cancer mentioned. Dog, flies, cows, bird, reptiles (sign, tattoo), frog statue, rabbit statue. Spitting. Pigs, manure, allergies, rash, over-excited glands mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Over-the-top gore, effective screenplay, exceptionally well-directed, good characters, great performances. Relaxed, engrossing, darkly comic, low-budget, bizarre, deadpan, twisted. Brilliant cameo from John Jarratt.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Not for everybody. Unfunny, unscary.

Django Unchained

Published in D
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:50
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and themes.

  • The pitch

    Brutal depiction of a black period in American civil history by the master of wanton violence.

  • Starring

    Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, John Jarratt, Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino

  • Directed by

    Quentin Tarantino

  • Running time

    165 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A high level of violence persists throughout the film. Expect to see people and (less commonly) horses shot at close-range, mid-range and long-range with rifles, double-barrel shotguns or pistols. People are whipped, mutilated, branded, eye-gouged. Fist-fighting is to the death. Hair-pulling, breaking bones, fatal hammer blow. Screaming in pain and pleas for mercy are heard. A man is savaged by dogs. A raiding Ku Klux Klan mob is seen. Scars from whippings, beatings and brandings are seen. Slaves are seen bound in ankle chains. Punishment by solitary confinement (locked in a box in the ground). Violent concepts are mentioned or discussed. These include: shooting, murder, dragon-slaying, hellfire, torture, intention to kill, bounty hunting, mutilation, beatings, prostitution, slave trade/auctions. Theft, execution, explosions, whipcracks, public ridicule, yelling, arguing, arson. A human skull is mutilated. Blood/gore: Lots of blood and flesh splatter (a busload of haemophiliacs crashing into a blood bank would be less bloody). Freshly slaughtered chickens are shown.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is seen naked; one breast is exposed. A naked man is shot. Kissing. Sexual banter and innuendo.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails, fortified wine). Smoking (pipes, cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    Heavy use of f-word and n-word, s-words, b*tch, derogatory insults and name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Slavery, violence, brutality, revenge, racial warfare, slaughter, killing for money, servitude, emancipation, freedom, partnership, deception.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Animal pelts are worn. Spitting. A brief exchange in German dialogue is subtitled.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Solid performances, retro credits and graphics, great soundtrack, Tarantino demonstrates his technical prowess as director. Daring and brave.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Long running time. Inexplicable use of Australian accents. Gratuitously violent. Self-indulgent, flamboyant.