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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Published in M
Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Not exactly killer.

  • Starring

    Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Leslie Odom, Jr., Daisy Ridley, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin

  • Directed by

    Kenneth Branagh

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (gunshot). People are stabbed repeatedly (off-screen/obscured), shot, throat-grabbed, slapped, kicked, gagged, punched, pushed, hit with objects, head-slammed, pistol-whipped. A story is told of a child abducted then found dead. People fall down through a series of platforms, fall out of bed, receive threatening letters, bangs fists, held at gunpoint. A train is derailed, a door is broken open. Theft. Camera smashed. Theft of a precious item discussed. Fake money, fraud, gangsters, dirty money, forgeries, escaped from prison, innocent woman killed herself mentioned. Armed soldiers seen. Screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody stab wounds/clothing/sheet. Bloody knife, bloody hand, bloody handkerchief. Knife protruding from shoulder. Corpse on stretcher. Scars. Multiple stab wounds, toothache, thyroid cancer mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Flirting, hand-kissing, hugging. Prostitute. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, hip flask). Drugs (Vials of Barbital; pills consumed). Smoking. Prohibition, aspirin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crude, demanding, insulting, funny-looking, etc). Religious references and exclamations (what the hell, devil, goddamn, in God's hands, Lucifer, good God, my God, damn, God rest his soul, God bless, etc). Derogatory terms and comments towards non-whites.

  • THEMES

    Hercule Poirot, detective work, the Orient Express, mystery, murder, revenge, clues, evidence, suspects, abduction, blame, racism, segregation, murder plots, loss of a child, fears, lies, alibis, guilt.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead employer, dead wife/mother, dead baby, dead friend, death during childbirth. Donkey, goats, dogs, pig, hanging rabbit carcases. A man stands in manure. Fur worn, full moon, thunder, lightning, avalanche. Spitting. Brief subtitles (various languages).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Polished, frisky, handsome, old-fashioned, spiffy, snappy, well-told, enjoyable, entertaining, respectable, stately. Glittery/star-studded/impressive/international/accomplished ensemble cast, fearless/penetrating/amusing/exemplary performance by Kenneth Branagh, larger-than-life characterisation, clever tale, elegant cinematography, playful wardrobe, impeccable styling, some nice/fresh new touches, tense conclusion; has an epic feel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unnecessary, frustrating, pedestrian, inert, uninvolving, far-fetched, undercooked, creaky, dusty. Caricatured performance by Johnny Depp, creaky dialogue, half-hearted action scenes, feels like The Polar Express at times.

Cuban Fury

Published in C
Saturday, 08 February 2014 05:37
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  • Rating

    M: Sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Enjoy it with relish.

  • Starring

    Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ian McShane, Olivia Colman, Alexandra Roach, Rory Kinnear, Steve Oram

  • Directed by

    James Griffiths

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get bullied, beaten up, slapped, kicked, punched, held underwater, hit by a car, hit with objects, bitten, grabbed, smacked, ridiculed, knocked over, pursued, headbutted. Burning, ripping objects. Blood/gore: Cut on eyebrow. Hyperventilating.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Leering, bum-grabbing, crotch-grabbing, flirting. Skimpy clothing/dancewear. Suggestive dancing/grinding, suggestive hand gestures. Kissing (male-male). Man in underwear, shower scene (no nudity), caricature of naked woman. Innuendo. References to sex acts, ejaculation, masturbation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, shots). Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, w*anker. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory references to women. Name-calling. Obscene finger and hand gestures. Religious exclamations. Jokes about weight, gender, disability, paedophilia, incest. Cultural, ethnic, gender, homosexual, marriage stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Dancing, salsa, childhood trauma, romance, bullying, mocking, colleagues, engineering, golf, rejection, rivalry, regret, fake tanning, hair removal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Incest, cancer mentioned. Toilets, urination, spitting, shaving. Strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, diverting, heart-warming, bubbly, entertaining, charming, light, colourful, pleasant, hearty, spirited. Inspirational message, bouyant soundtrack, solid acting, promising premise, affable performance from Frost, scattered laughs. 

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, implausible, mediocre. Thin characters, conventional screenplay, some scenes fall flat, clunky direction, visually flat.

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.

Hyde Park On Hudson

Published in H
Friday, 15 February 2013 01:15
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  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Even the president can be politically incorrect.

  • Starring

    Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Olivia Williams, Elizabeth Wilson

  • Directed by

    Roger Michell

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Shouting, raised voices. People running in the woods at night stumble and trip. Crockery is accidentally smashed. A hiding woman frightens another woman. Blood/gore: A small amount of blood is seen on a forehead, nose and foot. Bruise on face.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman masturbates a man. Lesbian relationships and infidelity are discussed. A woman berates a man for touching her bottom. A woman's nude outline is seen (blurred) through a window.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, hip flask). Smoking. Card games. A man consumes aspirin.

  • LANGUAGE

    Son-of-a-b, wh*re. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Leadership, international liaisons, diplomacy, infidelity, awkwardness, deportment, disability, cultural differences/misunderstandings, confessions, marriage, duty naivety, properness, forgiveness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Depression era, pre-World War II setting. Dogs, birds, cows, horses, buzzing insects. Stuffed bird is seen, taxidermy is discussed. Stamp-collecting. A man blows his nose into a handkerchief (close-up). A woman stands in horse manure. A man stutters. Polio. Woodland setting at night. Hot dogs are seen and frequently discussed. Underwater camera views. Camera flashes create a strobe lighting effect. Death and illness are discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bill Murray is charming as FDR. Good supporting cast. Delicately handled. Entertaining. Great score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Premise is the relationship between FDR (Murray) and Daisy (Linney) from Daisy's perspective, but she assumes a secondary role in the film. FDR is portrayed as creepy, patriarchal. Narrative lag.