Displaying items by tag: profanity Monday, 19 August 2019

A Few Less Men (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 02 March 2017 20:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and crude sexual humour.

  • The pitch

    Less is definitely not more.

  • Starring

    Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall, Kevin Bishop, Ryan Corr, Lynette Curran, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Chloe Hurst, Jeremy Sims

  • Directed by

    Mark Lamprell

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are crushed by a falling boulder, threatened, splashed with hot coffee, slapped (during sex). Plane crash/emergency landing. Gunshot. Animation of man falling off cliff. A corpse's erect genitals are whacked with an object. Yelling, screaming. Terrorist, getting done for assault mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody head, shirt. A corpse is transported throughout the film. Dead kangaroo on operating table. Bandaged hand. Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in a car while people stand outside. Kissing, flirting, undressing. Erection (under sheet). A man massages a dead man's crotch. Skimpy clothing, nude (dead) man, shirtless man. Near-nude people decorated in body paint. Giant penis-shaped container. Threesome, boner, knob, horny schoolboy, shag, getting laid, fingering, deviant sexual experiences, hooker, hard-on mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (joint). Alcohol (champagne, beer). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). Men appear to be high on marijuana at a funeral. Pub, rave settings. Drinking, drugs, coke got you high, stoned mentioned. A woman wears shorts with marijuana leaves pictured all over them.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, bloody, p*ss. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (psychopath, mental, idiots, d*ckwad, moron, perv, horrible, wanker, biddy, nut, maniac, dopey, buffoon, pr*ck, bint, f*cktards, c*ckface, f*ckwit, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus, how the hell, thank God, etc). Joke about people who are disabled, homosexual, old, transgender.

  • THEMES

    Friends, death, unusual road trips, rave parties, funerals, cross-dressing, plane crashes, defiling a corpse, idiots.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend/brother/nephew. Airport, plane, church, funeral settings. Snake, kangaroos. Waterfall, thunder, lightning. Farting, urination, vomiting, retching, poo-stained underwear. Stuffed tiger, animal skin on chair, fur stole. An animal is urinated on. Bloopers after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fairly charismatic cast, some lovely Western Australian locations.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Puerile, stagnant, arduous, messy, patience-testing, dull, stitched-together, vulgar, nauseating, pathetic, unfunny, insulting, unimaginative, sorry, rubbish, lazy, flatulent, stinking, sniggering. Excruciating script, obvious/predictable/easy jokes, heavily telegraphed plot twists, half-hearted themes, flat ending, disregards continuity.

Fist Fight (2017)

Published in F
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:29
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Strickland is history.

  • Starring

    Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Kumail Nanjiani, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Alexa Nisenson

  • Directed by

    Richie Keen

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A flashback/speculation sequence shows people being shot, bludgeoned, beaten, begging for their lives, etc. People are kicked, punched, pushed, wrestled, dragged behind a horse, hit with objects, threatened, blackmailed, framed, pranked, sprayed with paint, slapped, shirt-grabbed, arrested, headbutted, strangled, stapled, stomped on, elbowed, flipped, slammed against objects, tackled, head-slammed, throat-grabbed, bitten, ear-grabbed, neck-grabbed, sprayed with fire extinguishing agent, slammed against a car windscreen. A woman makes several throat/face-slitting gestures. Teens watch a documentary about the Civil War where commentary mentions "lost a leg and an arm", "amputate his son's leg". Objects thrown, kicked, smashed, hacked up with an axe, knocked over, superglued together. A car runs over a scooter. Yelling, arguing. Terrorist attacks, he's going to kill me/kill him, cut him, gut you like a fish, I will rip your head off mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody face, nose, cuts. Bruising. CPR, bloodbath mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A TV monitor shows a half-naked female couple kissing. A teen boy is seen masturbating in a toilet cubicle while watching (implied) pornography in several scenes/says he ejaculates. A woman calls a meeting by saying she has been raped/is pregnant. Teachers often mention having sex with students/students' parents. A teacher is accused of watching a student masturbate. A teacher flirts with students. Several drawn images of genitals/breasts. Cleavage. Teenis mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man smokes a joint. Drug deal. Drugs are planted in a colleague's bag. A stolen horse is said to be high on meth. A teacher says she regulary uses drugs/meth. Smoking (cigarette, joint). Molly, weed mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, crap, p*ssed. A young girl sings a song with obscene lyrics. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (gross, pussy, sonofab*tch, light roast, snitches, Seabiscuit, pervert, shifty, coward, lunatic, nuts, stupid, monsters, animals, worm's meal, hothead, scary, bully, maniac, crazy, lame, loser, etc. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations (hell no, Jesus Christ, oh my God, thank God, holy crap, goddamn, what the hell, etc). Jokes about underage sex/statutory rape, race, homophobia, menstruation.

  • THEMES

    Fighting, pranks, last day of school, teachers v students, job loss, counselling, masturbation, drugs, blackmail, public school system, fear, cowardice, courage, standing up for yourself, inappropriate behaviour, school talent shows.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Several people lose their jobs. Birth scene. Prison, hospital settings. Horse, pigeons, dog, helicopter. Urination (animated).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Watchable. Capable/game/charismatic cast, some funny/unexpected moments, unhinged performance by Charlie Day, improves toward the end, had the potential for a better comedy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Stupid, mindless, crude, predictable, overdone, unremarkable, repetitive, absurd, silly, overboard, puerile, obnoxious, idiotic, sour, feeble, indifferent, formulaic, recycled, uninspired, risible, disheartening, Trumpian, wrong. One-note/cartoonish characters, baffling/unbelievable plot complications, retrograde gags, flaccid/lead-footed direction.

Miss Sloane (2016)

Published in M
Monday, 20 February 2017 02:50
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Hit and Miss.

  • Starring

    Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston

  • Directed by

    John Madden

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A person is held at gunpoint, shots fired into the air, person shot and killed. Many references to gun-related crimes and deaths, massacres, school shootings, terrorism, death threats, hate mail, prison, black market weapons trade. Mother on news crying over shooting death of daughter. Folders etc pushed off table. "Guts you like a trout and strangles you with its entreails", prison shanking, being killed by job mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Blurry sex scene with a gigolo (seen from shoulders up). Undressing (sex implied), kissing. Sexual joke about a priest and a nun. Reference to dildos. Male sex worker/escort. Woman in shower (no nudity seen), shirtless man, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pills consumed (benzodiazepines, psycho-stimulants). Alcohol (wine, cocktail, spirits, beer). Smoking (cigarettes). Inebriation reference.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, crapper, p*ss, d*cks. Name-calling (retarded, dog, etc). Misogynistic comments (she pees standing up, she doesn't do the kissy-kissy stuff most women do, etc). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Gun control, power broking, lobbyists, governance, ethical violations, insomnia, spying, surveillance, blackmail, redemption, prostitution, protests.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Prison setting. Destruction from palm oil manufacture discussed.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, solid, topical, cutting, corrosive, high-stakes, tart, bracing, distinctive, talky, tense, twisty, electrifying, lively. Smashing/powerful/forceful performance by Jessica Chastain, intriguing characters, terrific cast, crackling script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Soapy, overlong, shallow. Dumb/silly/implausible/ludicrous/contrived ending, one ludicrously contrived gun scene, a few too many plot twists, overstuffed script, some weak/underwritten characters.

Hidden Figures (2016)

Published in H
Sunday, 19 February 2017 23:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It all adds up.

  • Starring

    Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Olek Krupa

  • Directed by

    Theodore Melfi

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (None): A woman is smacked for putting her feet on a car dashboard. Burning space shuttle. News story of men throwing firebombs into a bus. Panels from a spacecraft are ripped off in high winds and slam against an observation window. Children fighting (two sisters trying to pull a third sister off the bed, yelling). Footage of rockets exploding in tests. Sign knocked down with crowbar. Cold War and Space Race references – concern about thermonuclear bomb. Snarling/barking dogs. Parents dying in a Nazi camp, hiding under desks during air raid drills mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Survivors of firebombed bus have bandages and cuts on their faces.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Suggestive comment ("I bet he's like that day and night"). Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (home-brewed spirits).

  • LANGUAGE

    Pee, dang, damn. Historical use of racist terms (coloured, negro). Name-calling (dummy, damn Russians, Commies, bastards, etc). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Katherine Johnson (nee Goble), Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, mathematicians, aerodynamics, engineering, prodigies, NASA, space program, civil rights, protests, racism, segregation, gender inequality, the glass ceiling, feminism, Mercury Seven.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead father mentioned. Many references to historical racism and segregation (1926 - “only negro school that goes over 8th grade”; 1961 Virginia - joke about sitting in the back of the bus; white male police officer approaching three black women with baton in hand; different water fountains, bathrooms, areas for black people and white; black woman having to go another building to go to the bathroom as no bathroom for “coloureds” in the building they are working in; reference to Brown v Board of Education; woman and sons escorted out of library for not staying in "their" section. Based on true events. Based on the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Images during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Inspiring, satsifying, positive, feel-good, entertaining, brash, bright, empowering, crowd-pleasing, spunky, eye-opening, effective, heartfelt, affecting, smart, compact, uplifting, well-paced, progressive. Strong cast, standout/fine/spirited/charming/warm/witty/sparkling performances, persuasive chemistry between leads, delicate narrative, lived-in period detail, upbeat/sprightly original songs, understated score, slick cinematography, realistic portrayal of racism, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Broad, sitcom-y, cautious, anti-climactic, frictionless, simplistic, insufficient, safe. Some on-the-nose/direct/expository dialogue, some cartoonish scenes, flat direction.

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017)

Published in D
Saturday, 18 February 2017 05:50
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A cinematic film.

  • Starring

    David Stratton, Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Jack Thompson

  • Directed by

    Sally Aitken

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Film excerpts). People are hanged, shot, slashed, sliced, punched, hit by vehicles, wrestled, hit with objects, run off the road, terrorised by bikers/skinheads, racially abused, beaten, slapped, kicked, grabbed, slammed up against wall. A couple jump off a cliff (murder/suicide). Animals are taunted. A kangaroo is hit by a car. Armed soldiers. Explosions. Burning vehicle, burning bush (arson), burning crops. Vehicle pursuits, car rammed, car crash, motorbike crashes. Objects thrown, shot. Images of Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, swastikas. Screaming. Blood/gore: Hanged/hanging man. Very bloody heads, faces, hands, knuckles, clothing, cuts, objects. Weapons protruding from heads/bodies. Exploding bodies, blood/gore spatter. Dead kangaroo. People in wheelchairs/on crutches.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (Film excerpts.) Implied sex (aggressive), kissing (m-m/m-f), full male and female nudity, shirtless men, drag queens, cleavage, people in swimwear/dancewear. Martial affair mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, tying belt around arm). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, champagne). Smoking (cigarettes, cigar, pipe). Intoxication, petrol-sniffing. Smoking pot mentioned. Pub, nightclub settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, p*ss. Name-calling (terrible, mental, pervert, monkeys, ignorant, stupid, bastards, pompous windbag, b*tch, bozos, etc). Religious references exclamations (oh my god, goddamn, prayer, bible, etc).

  • THEMES

    David Stratton, film criticism, Australian cinema, censorship, screen heroes, Picturegoer magazine, brothers, approval, collections, representation of Indigenous people.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    (Mostly film excerpts). Contains images and voices of Aboriginal persons who may be deceased. Dead wife and baby (murdered), dead baby (animal attack). Church, wedding, pub, nightclub, war settings. Marriage proposal. Helicopters. Horses, cattle, waterbirds, camels, kangaroo, ants, donkey, goats, dogs, crocodile, greyhounds. Steak, chicken, oysters eaten. Animal skins seen. Spitting. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little disjointed/overstuffed. Focuses more on the history of Australian cinema than David Stratton himself.

The Great Wall (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 06:10
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Definitely some great in there.

  • Starring

    Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Pedro Pascal, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Eddie Peng

  • Directed by

    Yimou Zhang

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (explosion). Characters are shot (arrows), run through, sliced, decapitated, maimed, eaten, harpooned, thrown from very high ledges/through the air/up against a wall, knocked, dragged, kicked, crushed under falling objects, prodded, grabbed, shoulder-charged, sedated, held at knife-point, bound, caged, imprisoned. Hot air balloons catch fire/crash to the ground. Giant burning balls, spiked balls thrown. Village under attack (burning buildings, smashed glass, etc). Explosions. Theft. Thousands dead/killed mentioned. Blood/gore: Severed claw. Corpses of humans and creatures seen. Bloody heads, faces, scratches, cuts, grazes, wounds. Blood pools/spatter on ground. Creatures blown apart, burned. Lots of green blood/goo seen. Objects seen protruding from flesh. A harpoon tip tears through flesh/hide. Scars. Man on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Shirtless men. Brothel mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None): A man says "we were drunk". A creature is sedated.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Name-calling (barbarians, liars, fool, bastards, bitch, useless, idiot, etc). Religious reference (prayer mentioned) and exclamations (what the hell, mother of god, get the hell out of here, good god, etc).

  • THEMES

    The Great Wall of China, Taotie, flesh-eating monsters, invasion, archery, trust, betrayal, friendship, quests, sacrifice, magnets, gunpowder, surrender, predators, empire, mercenaries, foreigners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead leaders. Funeral. Taotie creatures have leathery skin, many sharp teeth, dripping saliva, sharp claws, wings and green blood. Horses, lightning. Animal skin rugs. Large sides of meat (bait). Some Mandarin language (subtitles and translation). Sweeping aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Lavish, ambitious, entertaining, spectacular, gory, enjoyable, thrilling. Sweeping/watchable battle scenes, extravagant/dazzling visuals, bold colours, lustrous lighting, kinetic camerawork, popcorn-movie silliness, impressive SFX, excellent production design, occasional comic relief, artistic flourishes, simultaneously futuristic and historic.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Weightless, predictable, generic, silly, noisy, bombastic, disappointing, ridiculous, bad. Mechanical/rigid screenplay, cardboard characters, clunky dialogue, soupy computer graphics, berserk editing, lazy plot devices, stiff acting, banal moral core; a formulaic monster movie.

Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Published in F
Thursday, 09 February 2017 01:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Not punishing.

  • Starring

    Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden

  • Directed by

    James Foley

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People held at gunpoint, slapped. Helicopter crash. A woman receives unwanted attention/touching from an intimidating man. A child is grabbed. A woman has a drink thrown in her face. Vandalised car seen. A photo of a man's face is burned with a cigarette. Sexual seduction/abuse of a young man by a trusted friend discussed. Boy expelled from schools for brawling mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor (drug overdose/seen in flashback). Bloody face/head. Bandaged wrist. Cigarette burn scars on chest.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None: (just kidding). A couple has frequent realistic-looking sex/oral sex in the bedroom, in the shower. Kissing, undressing, breast-touching, bum-slapping, nipple-sucking, caressing, spanking, digital penetration. Objects inserted into vagina. Woman tied up (leg/arm binds). Room full of bondage gear/sex toys. Full male nudity (rear/side views), full female nudity (pubic area mostly obscured). Woman in skimpy lingerie, knickers, etc. Man in underwear, workout gear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, wine, beer, champagne). Bar setting. Smoking. Dead crack-addicted mother/drug overdose mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (ass, douchebag, ruthless, sleazy, ridiculous, sadist, mousy, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, Jesus Christ, go to hell, goddamn, etc).

  • THEMES

    Sex, relationships, bondage, domination, submission, sex toys, wealth, publishing, masquerade balls.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother (drug overdose), dead husband (car crash), girl slit her wrists mentioned. Helicopter, full moon, fireworks. Teaser trailer during end edits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, lip-glossed, sticky, expensive-looking, diverting, sexy, enjoyable, silly, soapy, funny, loose, light, serviceable. Great performance by Dakota Johnson, sleekly styled visuals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Shallow, repetitive, pulseless, perfunctory, diluted, drippy, dopey, vanilla, superficial, familiar, safe, empty, laughable, dull. Harlequin-esque/nonsensical dialogue, slow-moving/boring first hour, meandering/mundane plot, baffling editing, sex scenes become voyeuristic/grating/groan-worthy, Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey is uncharismatic/unsexy, relentless female nudity but very little male nudity.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Published in A
Sunday, 05 February 2017 23:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes of drug addiction and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Hits you right in the feel-lines.

  • Starring

    Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Darren Evans

  • Directed by

    Roger Spottiswoode

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Near-fatal drug overdose (inert body lying next to needle). Street fight (pushing/wrestling/punching). Person bitten by cat. A cat tries to chase a mouse/eat a frog. Objects knocked over/smashed. Reference to vet surgeries being places where animals are euthanased. Cat castration discussed. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Hospital scene. CPR, oygen bag. Blood, abscess, scratches on cat. Bruising. Antibiotics, medical glue, hepatitis, heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hand-holding, hugging. Man in bath, man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug overdose (heroin, methadone). Drug use (heroin, marijuana, brown, methadone). Drug dealing, drug addiction. Recovery symptoms from methadone withdrawal (vomiting, depression, restlessness). Dead brother (drug overdose) discussed. Effects if drug taking and methadone program discussed. Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, p*ss. Name-calling (moron, brass monkeys, vermin, junkie, etc).

  • THEMES

    Unlikely friendships, saviours, companions, drug addiction, drug overdose, homelessness, second chances, recovery, methadone withdrawal, desperation, veganism, adoption, redemption, street busking, father-son relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother (drug overdose) discussed. Parent's divorce, cat allergies, bipolar disorder, ADHD mentioned. Homelessness (eating food from dumpsters/ground, sleeping rough, being judged/frowned upon/disowned, emergency housing, low socio-economic housing, sirens, arguing, etc). Hospital setting. Cats, mouse, frog, dogs, rat. Vomiting. Based on the novel by James Bowen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sharp, frank, nuanced, unassuming, tough, tender, amiable, unpretentious, soft, agreeable, cute, genial, charming, good-hearted, pro-cat. Standout/excellent/vulnerable/moving/raw/sensitive/accomplished performance from Luke Treadaway, scene-stealing perfromance from the real-life Bob the Cat, upbeat ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, sentimental. Televisual production values, some clichéd characters, some flat/incredulous moments, mismatched tone, dreary/samey song score, unnecessary emotional beats, some silly/tiresome cat's POV shots. material feels a little stretched thin.

Jasper Jones (2017)

Published in J
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Better than wearing a hat made of spiders.

  • Starring

    Levi Miller, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Angourie Rice, Matt Nable, Kevin Long, Dan Wyllie, Myles Pollard, Aaron L. McGrath

  • Directed by

    Rachel Perkins

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide. People are punched, shoved, racially vicitmised, slapped, headlocked, beaten by police (implied), tackled, held at gunpoint. A woman smashes a cup of tea out of another woman's hands. Men tear up a garden bed in anger. A boy whacks a beetle. Burning house (arson implied). Arguing, shouting, screaming. Murder, abduction, hanging discussed. Stories heard of woman being hung up and bled out, teen girl being sexually abused/struck by her father. A newspaper headline reads "6 killed in bloody skirmish". Fireworks sound like gunshots. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse with bloodied/bruised face. Corpse weighted down with rock then sunk. Bloody faces, eye, mouth, face, scratch. Bruising. Man covered in soot. Blood on floor, blood on bed mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hand holding. Infidelity. Boys in singlets, boy in bath (no nudity seen). Unwanted pregnancy/incest mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody, boobies, fart, penises, p*ss. Name-calling (irritating, bugger, idiot, stupid, pig, Cong, yellow-skinned, bastard, red rat, liar, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, Jesus Christ).

  • THEMES

    Death, missing persons, suicide, infidelity, books, writing, secrets, accessories to crime, police investigation, rural towns, 1960s Western Australia, racism, cricket, curfews, search parties, family.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing sibling, dead sister. Dead mother (car accident), dead son (Vietnam War), dead wife/grandmother mentioned. Full moon, dogs, flies, beetle, light plane, fireworks. Spitting, farting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engaging, fleet, funny, suspenseful. Complex/standout/brilliant/strong performances, excellent cast, good story, rich widescreen cinematography, persuasive score, unusually dark subject matter, impeccable costumes and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Screenplay feels a little incohesive at times.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Could do with some more flesh.

  • Starring

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola, Ever Anderson

  • Directed by

    Paul W.S. Anderson

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies are punched, kicked, choked (plastic bags/ropes), shot, decapitated, beaten, electrocuted, dragged behind a vehicle, thrown from a moving vehicle, knocked off a motorcycle, bound, elbowed, head-butted, trampled, sliced, maimed, blasted/thrown through the air, crushed, bludgeoned, strangled, stabbed, hit with objects, slammed into walls, threatened with torture, burned alive, attacked/eaten by zombie animals, used as bait, stomped on. Weapons: handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, machine guns, rockets, rifles, nail guns, vehicle spikes, knives, needle, chain, catapults, flaming barrels, grenades, land mines. Explosions, fireballs. Vehicles chases/crashes, burning vehicles, tanks, crushed airplane. Cities in ruin, burning building. Child with gun. Images of nuclear mushroom cloud, famine, medical procedures, war, skeletons. Murder of 7 billion people mentioned. Blood/gore: Bodies seen hanged/decomposing/strung up/burning/split into pieces. Body parts, decapitated heads in tank, hand reaching into stomach cavity. Blood spray, spitting/dripping blood, blood spatter, bloody cuts, gore spatter, chainsaw covered in gore, bodies sliced into segments, blood dripping down wall, zombies biting people, zombie eating hand. Scars, bandages, scratches, bruising, limping, person in wheelchair. Cracking of bones heard, injection seen. Child choking, CPR performed. Objects protruding from heads, eyes, hand. Person threatened with needle at neck.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Shirtless zombies, cleavage, bare midriff. Naked bodies hanging up.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Anti-viral vial. A woman drinks an unknown medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    B*tches. Name-calling. Rude gesture. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Zombies, zombie armies, mutants, artificial intelligence, humanity, apocalypse, extinction, religious fanatacism, cloning, cryogenics, survival, viral infection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital scene - dying child. Funeral scene. Zombies and mutant animal zombies/creatures (tentacles, sharp teeth, no skin, bones/muscles/ligature visible, mouths splitting into quadrants with fangs, wolves, dogs, dragons, dinosaurs). Fast-paced editing, shaky hand-held camerawork. Audio after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intense, chaotic, brazen, bizarre, fan-friendly, satisfying, hallucinatory, enjoyable, ridiculous, violent, idiotic, gory, fun. Kinetic/balletic/athletic/intense/charismatic/fierce performance by Milla Jovovich, non-stop action, climactic finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unambitious, staid, predictable, brainless, recycled, exhausting, repetitive, incomprehensible, messy. Dark/murky/rote/incoherent action sequences, thin plot, convoluted storyline, fleshless characterisation, unconvincing special effects, hammy dialogue, ear-splitting music.