Displaying items by tag: murder Sunday, 21 July 2019

Brother's Nest (2018)

Published in B
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 23:32
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    So, we're doing this thing.

  • Starring

    Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Lynette Curran, Sarah Snook

  • Directed by

    Clayton Jacobson

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tied up, electrocuted, held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped, gagged, slapped, pushed, shot, wrestled, elbowed, slammed against car, hit with objects, burned alive. A man stabs himself. Rock thrown through windscreen. Men plot to kill a man and make it look like he committed suicide. Suicide/murder/killing discussed. A fake suicide note is written. Men talk about how they were spanked as children, how their deceased father used to hit their mother. Car set on fire; burning vehicle, explosion. Suicide notes, father's suicide, going to prison, mercy kill mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody nose, face, mouth, wounds, gashes, scratches, clothing. Bullet wounds on face, bleeding mouth, spurting blood. Red slap mark on face. Chemotherapy, cancer, blood levels mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Picture of shirtless man. First kiss, infidelity, affair, divorce, separation, cheating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking. A man takes drops to ease a toothache. Smoking weed, off our t*ts, stoners, ice junkie mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (criminals, dumb, pussy, idiot, Doctor Vindaloo, miserable, bully, sh*tfeatures, crazy b*tch, weak, disappointment, rotten to the core, heartless bastard, etc). Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Brothers, sibling rivalry, murder plotting, planning, motive, patricide, inheritance, bankruptcy, lying, betrayal, unemployment, desperation, euthanasia, pride, unresolved issues, family, cleaning.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead mother, dying mother. Dead father/husband mentioned.  Urination, vomiting. Horse, cows. Camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pitch-black, tight, claustrophobic,razor-sharp, captivating, funny, tense, taut, smart, slow-burn, satisfying, uneasy, uncomfortable, suspenseful, gruesome, brutal, unflinching, emotional, chaotic, outrageous, gritty, twisted. Excellent chemistry between actual brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson, terrific writing/acting, careful construction/pacing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    First half may feel a little plodding for some.

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Published in T
Friday, 07 October 2016 07:49
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Blunt falls off the wagon.

  • Starring

    Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramírez, Laura Prepon, Allison Janney, Darren Goldstein, Lisa Kudrow

  • Directed by

    Tate Taylor

  • Running time

    112 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are bludgeoned, thrown to the ground, pushed, slapped, hair-grabbed, head-smashed, hit with objects, followed, mouth-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, stabbed, glassed, stomped on, dragged, strangled. People have smoke/water blown/thrown in their faces. A story is told of a baby drowning (wrapped corpse/burial seen). Objects thrown/smashed, broken mirror. Screaming, yelling. Homicide, smashing a woman's head on the floor, partially decomposed body, blunt force trauma mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody heads, hair, hands, fingernails, faces, clothing, ground; spurting blood. Object protruding from flesh. Cemetery. Abortion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in bedrooms, outdoors, in the kitchen, in the shower. Masturbation. Fully nude men, women, baby (rear, side and top views - genitals obscured). People in baths, showers, underwear; shirtless man, cleavage. Kissing, breast-grabbing, finger-sucking, undressing. A story is told of a woman falling pregnant/giving birth at the age of 17. Kissing thighs, holding breasts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism, bar settings. AA meeting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Derogatory term for women (whore). Religious exclamations (what the hell).

  • THEMES

    Exes, alcoholism, murder, betrayal, infidelity, obsessions, therapy, intoxication, memory, blackouts, missed calls, abusive relationships, domestic violence, voyeurism, self-loathing, infertility, the other woman, self-defense, sketching.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Wife/neighbour, husband/father killed. Dead brother, dead parents, job loss, abortion mentioned. Funeral, burial scenes. Toilet, pregnancy test. Brief Spanish (no translation). Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, voyeuristic, sexy, brutal, engaging. Enigmatic/effective/terrific/broken/excellent/convincing performance by Emily Blunt, acerbic/appealling performance by Allison Janney, extraordinary musical score, reasonably faithful to the Paula Hawkins novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    So-so, unconvincing, repetitive, ungripping, disappointing, lukewarm, predictable, contrived, one-dimensional, clichéd, tedious, flimsy, unsuspenseful, sloppy. Dour/undimensional/humourless/sullen characters, bland script, boring/crummy/pinched visuals, some amateurish direction, camp climax.

Green Room

Published in G
Monday, 09 May 2016 04:20
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  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Daft punks.

  • Starring

    Anton Yelchin, Joe Cole, Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner, Imogen Poots, David W. Thompson, Mark Webber, Patrick Stewart, Macon Blair, Eric Edelstein, Brent Werzner, Taylor Tunes

  • Directed by

    Jeremy Saulnier

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, choked, mauled, bitten, hacked, slashed (box cutter), sliced, beaten, wrestled, held down, pushed up against a wall, face-grabbed, throat-grabbed, headlocked, tackled, doused (fire retardant), held at gunpoint, held hostage, hit with objects, kicked, arm-slapped. An animal is hit with an object. Theft (petrol siphoning). Objects thrown, smashed. A car is seen resting in a field (accident implied). Swastikas, white supremacy stickers, Confederate flag, pentagram seen. Yelling, screaming, arguing, slamdancing. Burning crosses, Nazi, Iraq vets, war tactics, getting slaughtered mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody stab/gunshot/maul/open wounds, skin, clothing, objects. Pooling, spurting blood. Snapped limb. Exposed bone/flesh/gore in wounds. Corpses. Bodies are dragged, dropped, covered in makeshift body bags. Object protruding/removed from body. Drawings of skull, girl with a bloody knife.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People are kissed on the forehead (platonic). Slang terms for ejaculate, anal sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (drug lab, sachets/bricks of drugs). Hypodermic needle seen protruding from skin (heroin overdose implied). An animal is injected with a stimulant. Alcohol (beer, shots). Smoking. Drug possession, roach cigarette mentioned. Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, p*ssed. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women and homosexuals. Religious references and exclamations. Stickers read slogans such as "Fascist Faggot" and "White Supremacy". Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Murder, survival, music, punk rock, live performance, violence, witnesses, touring, skinheads, extremists, heroin, traitors, escape, neo-Nazis, attack dogs, crime scenes, sieges, desert island bands.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dogs. Power blackout. Butterfly (opening titles graphic), photos of cats. Fart, spitting. Vomit, fecal matter mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bloody, impressive, remarkable, claustrophobic, shocking, surprising, intelligent, unrelenting, robust, colourful, effective, brash, haunting, brutal, exciting, splattery, textured, unpredictable, satisfying, tense, entertaining, visceral, funny, scary, effective, audience-pleasing, memorable. Clever dialogue, beautifully crafted narrative, refined/smart/terrific script, snappy editing, excellent cast, inventive/startling makeup, jaw-dropping gore, moody soundtrack, restrained/assured direction, detailed/realistic/intricate/scummy set design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar setup, a little anti-climactic.