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Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Inside Out

Published in I
Sunday, 07 June 2015 09:29
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Joy with a touch of Sadness.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, Flea, Frank Oz, John Ratzenberger, Richard Kind

  • Directed by

    Pete Docter

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are set on fire, thrown through the air/against objects, hit with objects, punched, dragged, nose-pulled, pursued, deconstructed/broken apart. Characters fall from great heights, crash to the ground/into objects, dangle precariously, crack a knee. Theft, property damage, buildings collapse, objects kicked/knocked over/thrown, broken window. Train crash. A child throws tantrums. Screaming, arguing, yelling. Dog died, strangling someone mentioned. Blood/gore: Teeth falling out. Dead mouse/rat. Teddies with heads ripped off. Dog cut in half (dream sequence). A character begins to fade away--missing body parts.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude toddler (adorable rear view). Shirtless character. Puberty mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    What the heck. Name-calling. "Curse words" mentioned, bleeped curse word. Gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, empathy, moving house, parenting, childhood, memories, hockey, dreams, nightmares, first day of school, imaginary friends, abstract thoughts, imagination, subconcious, running away from home, honesty, sacrifice, emotions, family, parent-child relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fireworks, rainbows. Dogs, cats, mouse, rat, elephant-cat-dolphin creature, scary clown. Dragon (picture), unicorn, haunted house, ghost. Fainting, hyperventilating. Some fast/flash vision. Mid-credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Original, stunning, vivid, relatable, entertaining, delightful, creative, wonderful, fantastic, humane, poignant, joyful, inspired, funny, coherent, moving, remarkable, ingenious, adventurous, captivating, breezy, smart, weird, clever, cerebral, buoyant, inventive. Ambitious/out-there/audacious/vertiginous concept, vivid colours, brilliant vocal casting, sweet/goofy comedy, smart/witty/loopy/sharp humour, elegant/iconic visual metaphor, eye-popping/lovely animation, staggering detail, heartening score, heart-wrenchingly beautiful, brilliant end credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Small children may find some high-concept material confusing/complicated.

Entourage

Published in E
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:04
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Run and Hyde.

  • Starring

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Haley Joel Osment, Alan Dale, Billy Bob Thornton, Piers Morgan, Constance Zimmer, Ronda Rousey

  • Directed by

    Doug Ellin

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is wrestled, flipped, shoulder-locked, arm-snapped. Door kicked in, picture punched, smashed glass. Images of riot police, Molotov cocktails being thrown, people being beaten with riot sticks. Poisoning Middle Easterners, killing/shooting people mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter. A face appears to burn up from within (orange skin, purplish veins seen).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex, oral sex (female-female). Masturbation. Kissing, bum-grabbing, caressing, undressing, bum-slapping. Full female nudity (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless males, skimpy clothing, bikinis, swimwear, cleavage. References to having sex, masturbation, erection, infidelity. Dildos, herpes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share an (implied) marijuana cigarette, consume unknown pills (implied Viagra), consume (unknown) drugs from vials. Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, hip flask). Drinking games, intoxication. Nightclub setting. Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigars). Betting, Viagra, selling cocaine, anger meds, snorting meth mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Friends, filmmaking, budgets, pregnancy, Hollywood, relationships, therapy, sex tapes, infamy, jealousy, birth, privilege, ego, opulence, loyalty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Divorce mentioned. Wedding, nightclub settings. Dogs, snake, horses. Taxidermy animals/heads/rug, plane, helicopter. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, enjoyable, average, well-photographed, winking. Loose/comfortable chemistry between leads/lots of celebrity cameos, fleeting moments of comedy, high-concept opening credits, like an extended episode of the TV series.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clunky, dumb, episodic, lazy, uncreative, icky, tired, predictable, vacuous, masturbatory, tedious, sour, shallow, misogynistic, flippant. Twitchy pacing, giant plot holes, low-stakes conflict, witless subplots, insulting depiction of women.

Unfriended

Published in U
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:53
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Choose your friends.

  • Starring

    Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Mickey River, Cal Barnes

  • Directed by

    Levan Gabriadze

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), flirt with a knife. People are raped (implied), shot, threatened, stalked, maimed, knifed. Online bullying/trolling. Killing yourself, crashing car while drunk, forced abortion, incest/molestation (by uncle) mentioned. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, body on floor, hand in blender, object in eye. Blood spatter, bloody/faeces-soaked clothing. Images of (implied) raped teen, girl with object rammed down throat. Seizures mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape suggested. Couples have sex, cybersex. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Penis (webcam), breasts (no nipples), shirtless male, people in underwear/skimpy clothing. Lewd/offensive comments/suggestions. Reference to incest/molestation. Sex at prom discussed, threesome jokes, infidelity mentioned. Advertisement for pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, bong. Underage drinking (beer, spirits), intoxication. Roofies, selling marijuana mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, c-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Sexually aggessive/explicit language. Name-calling, misogyny. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, African Americans. Slang for genitalia. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teen suicide, rape, abortion, drugs, cyberbulling, stalking, surveillance, friends, computer hacking, lies/lying, death, social media, viral videos, shame, infidelity, murder, revenge, found footage, technology, video chat.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abortion, demoic possession, eating disorder mentioned. Urination. Lots of text on screen. Alternative title is Cybernatural.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Relevant, contemporary, provocative, staggering, uncomfortable, effective, committed, satirical, fun, believable, unnerving, funny, diverting, energetic. High-concept premise, solid cast, thoughtful framing device, natural presentation, has some ingenuity/wit.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, familiar, absurd. Clunky dialogue, goofy animation, screechy/overwrought conclusion.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Published in A
Sunday, 19 April 2015 04:29
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  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Integration successful.

  • Starring

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Idris Elba, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Linda Cardellini, Hayley Atwell

  • Directed by

    Joss Whedon

  • Running time

    141 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, zapped, dragged, thrown through the air, jumped on, shoved, blasted, thrown through windows, neck-grabbed, throat-grabbed, maimed, pursued, hit by a car, near-hit by train, imprisoned, face-grabbed. Characters fall/are thrown from high cliff ledges. Explosions, burning objects, mass property destruction, collapsed buildings, earthquake, bridge collapse, falling debris. Objects thrown/smashed/blown apart, broken glass. Vehicle rollovers, train crash, motorcycle crash, truck crash. Military vehicles/weapons, blue lightning bolts, grenades, guns, arrows. Trees/buildings damaged. Mass panic, evacuation. Images of conflict, war, explosions, plane. Screaming. Omaha Beach, parents killed in bombings mentioned. World War II references. Blood/gore: Heart removed. Bloody face, heads, nose, mouth, neck, hands, arms, feet, clothing, cuts, grazes, bullet wounds, graffiti. Branding scar, facial scars, bruising, mouthless children. Man on stretcher, IV drip, bandage, hooded man. Injured people, dead bodies, missing limb. Creating tissue, flatlining mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man, cleavage, skimpy clothing, dancewear, bulging biceps. Sexual-themed innuendo (comic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, cocktails, spirits, shots). Hallucinations/flashbacks.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Avenging, artificial intelligence, global destruction, robonics, mind control, peace, twins, super speed, fear, rage, family, vibranium, teamwork, regeneration, infertility, legacy, hackers, extinction, evolution, bio-organics, trust, failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead heroes, dead brother. Dog. Church setting. Sterlisation mentioned. Power blackout. Creepy red/white/blue eyes, masked characters. Throwing up mentioned. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Impressive, action-packed, large-scale, high-stakes, hilarious, entertaining, globe-trotting, stunning, bigger, darker, operatic, mad, exuberant, silly, exhilarating, energetic, fun, sleek, fast, spectacular. Enormously enjoyable performances, enormous/charismatic/compelling cast, gifted character development, near-flawless visual effects, sure-footed direction, massive/impressive final battle sequence, expert editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, dense, exhausting, long. Some lackluster action scenes/half-formed ideas, underwhelming mid-credits reveal.

Gemma Bovery

Published in G
Sunday, 19 April 2015 02:59
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene.

  • The pitch

    The pain of infidelity.

  • Starring

    Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Isabelle Candelier, Niels Schneider, Mel Raido, Elsa Zylberstein, Pip Torrens, Kacey Mottet Klein, Edith Scob

  • Directed by

    Anne Fontaine

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is punched, wrestled, thrown against a wall. Burning objects, bonfire. Dead insect, rodent. World wars, suicide, choked to death mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Dead body on floor/stretcher. Injection given.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the living room, dining room. Nude male (rear view), woman in lingerie, exposed nipples, breast-sucking. Infidelity. Love bite. Kissing, ogling, flirting, undressing. References to having sex, desire.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). An antihistamine is administered (injection). Smoking. Bottle of wine, taking drugs, arsenic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, a-words. Slang for bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, infidelity, love, classic literature, baking, life imitating art, middle age obsession, adultery, tragedy, diaries, betrayal, family, antiques.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/lover. Wedding, cathedral, funeral settings. Ex-wife mentioned. Dogs, cows, mouse, fireworks. French language (subtitles). Based on the novel Gemma Bovery by Posy Simmonds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, intriguing, layered, affecting, hilarious, funny, quirky, pleasant, short, focused, lighthearted, farcical, winning, tragicomic, buoyant, dramatic. Excellent casting, Arterton is alluring/charming/fetching, terrific performances, intense chemistry between leads, beautiful cinematography/camerawork, lavish visuals, remarkable tonal control.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pedestrian, predictable. Bizarrely climactic/far-fetched finale.

Beyond The Grave (Porto Dos Mortos)

Published in B
Friday, 20 February 2015 08:16
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    The pain will pass.

  • Starring

    Rafael Tombini

  • Directed by

    Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro, Álvaro Rosa Costa, Ricardo Seffner, Amanda Lerias, Luciana Verch, Leandro Lefa, Tatiana Paganella, Adriano Basegio, Marcos Guarani, Felipe Longhi, Isidoro B. Guggiana

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (gun, arrow, crossbow), elbowed, wrestled, karate-chopped, kneed, kicked, slashed, punched, held at gunpoint/arrow-point, hit with objects, pushed, bound, bludgeoned, set alight, bitten, strangled, tortured, knifed. Attempted break and enter. Shooting practice, burning objects. Attempted strangling mentioned. Blood/gore: Severed body parts. Flesh-eating, hand-slicing, exploding flesh, convulsing. Bloody hands/nose/face/heads/clothing/objects/cuts/gashes/wounds/ears. Blood spatter, blood smears, pooled blood, bubblling blood, spilling blood. Bloody prints, bloody bullet wounds, licking blood. Burning zombie, severe burns, fleshy growths/wounds. Object protruding from skin, weapons cleaning. Bandages. Slow/painful death, ripping out spleen mentioned (stomach stabbing).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Caressing, embracing. Shirtless man. Pervert mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Zombies, demons, the apocalypse, revenge, possession, serial killing, ritual, policing, road trips, obesity, self-fulfillment, small talk, suspicion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Grave-digging, burial. Deceased mother, deceased sister, divorce mentioned. Dogs. Portuguese language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, low-budget, promising, ambitious, well-intentioned, inventive, poetic, post-apocalyptic, arthouse, offbeat, strange, gruesome, intriguing, experimental. Desolate locales, barren landscape, interesting/eccentric characters, awe-inspiring cinematography, some elaborate make-up, non-frenzied zombies, good fight choreography, stylish art direction, Western genre film, creative tributes to other indie horror classics.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slow-paced, hideous, abysmal, ugly, cringe-worthy, confusing, messy. Some weak make-up effects, some theatrical performances, non-threatening/lingering zombies, pointless/inexplicable scenes, dreamy/dull/confusing plotting.