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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:55
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong battle violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Quite a wall to climb.

  • Starring

    Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Rachel Griffiths, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Matt Nable, Nathaniel Buzolic, Richard Roxburgh

  • Directed by

    Mel Gibson

  • Running time

    139 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, bayoneted, set alight, thrown/blasted through the air, hit with objects, throat-grabbed, dragged, near hit-by vehicles, found crushed beneath a car, slapped, teased, bullied, beaten, rammed against a wall, buried alive, throat-sliced (off-camera/sound heard), sabotaged, captured, beheaded, sacrificed (harakiri). Explosions. Siblings wrestle/fight/punch/kick; a boy hits his brother over the head with a brick. A woman is threatened by an alcoholic husband. A man holds his father at gunpoint. A father threatens to beat/whip his sons. A story is heard of two young men committing suicide because they were declined entry into the military. Newreel footage of Nazi soldiers/flags. Objects thrown, smashed, exploded, grabbed, punched. Very intense and grisly battle scenes. Military vehicles/training/ships/aircraft, grenades, satchel charges, bayonet attacks, mortars. Yelling, arguing, screaming, battle cries. Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (many - fresh/decomposed/piled up). Bloody heads, hands, faces, hair, legs, clothing, ground, wounds, linen, cuts, scrapes; blood on headstone, spots of blood spray, spurting blood, blood extraction. Torsos cut in half, missing limbs, spilled guts, visible bone/flesh. Torsos/bodies used as shields. Needles injected into skin (one seen in close-up). People on stretchers, hospital beds. Bandages, tourniquets, bruising, bloodshot eyes, scarred (burned) face/arm, rope burns. Surgery, vials of blood/plasma. Knife protruding/removed from boot.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple kiss in their bedroom on their wedding night (sex implied - not seen). Nude man (genitals mostly obscured - full rear view seen), shirtless men, men in loincloth underwear, cleavage. Kissing, flirting. A man reads a 1940s girlie magazine. Married to first cousin, lover, mistress, concubine mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (morphine). Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, alcoholic husband/father. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, son-of-a-bitch. Name-calling. Slang words for genitals/bodily functions/women. Heavy religious references and exclamations (damn, what the hell, Satan, the Sabbath, good Christian, good Lord). Derogatory references/jokes about religion, women, American Indians, countryfolk.

  • THEMES

    Desmond Doss, conscientious objectors, army medics, faith, religion, Seventh Day Adventism, World War II, the Battle of Okinawa, court martial, stubbornness, pride, dating, imprisonment, morals, nightmares, rescue, heroes, brotherhood, mateship.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cemtery, church, courtroom, hospital, war settings. Alcoholic husband/father. Dead friends. Marriage proposal, engagement, woman stood up at altar, man tells how he was given up to an orphanage as a child. Rats, maggots. Waterfall. Toilet. Vomiting. Vision at end credits. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, riveting, maddening, gruesome, effective, bloody, brutal, powerful, visceral, devastating, potent, bombastic, crowd-pleasing, pounding. Extraordinary second half, lucid/clear/violent/long/gut-wrenching/blistering/relentless/delirious/kinetic/staggering/skillfully choreographed action, captivating/sincere/winning/inhabited/committed/likeable/believable performance by Andrew Garfield.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Derivative, cheesy, programmatic, safe, overdone. Conventional/corny/groan-worthy/clichéd first half, promotes pacifism by celebrating violence.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Published in M
Saturday, 01 October 2016 03:59
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes and violence, some scary scenes.

  • The pitch

    The bird will explain everything.

  • Starring

    Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, Hayden Keeler-Stone, Georgia Pemberton, Milo Parker, Raffiella Chapman

  • Directed by

    Tim Burton

  • Running time

    127 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot with arrows (crossbow) and bullets (.38), hit by vehicles, grabbed, laughed at, knocked unconscious, hit with objects, impaled, stabbed, splashed with beer, set on fire, thrown through the air, slammed into walls/windows, knocked aside, roped, frozen, trapped beneath ice, near-hit with knives, attacked by birds/bees, punched, stomped on, bitten, turned to stone/shattered, eye-gouged, slashed on face, cleavered, dropped to the ground. Characters slide down a rooftop. Objects smashed, kicked, thrown, shoulder-charged, set on fire, thumped. Explosion. Air raid/bomb dropped on house. A teddy bear is torn in half, an inanimate object is brought to life then killed in a fight. Children wear World War II-style gas masks. Trashed houses, broken glass, swastikas seen, air raid siren heard. Children enter a sideshow haunted house (fluorescent skulls, giant spiders seen). A man watches a TV program of birds attacking carrion. References to "monsters" (ie Nazis) in Poland during World War II. A newspaper article mentions the sinking of a luxury cruise liner. A story is told of a German air raid on a children's home leaving no survivors. A boy asks, "Do you want to know who killed me?" Yelling, screaming, mass panic. Killing people, [being] brutally attacked mentioned. Blood/gore: A man's eyes are plucked out (many others implied). A pile of eyeballs seen; eyeballs are eaten. Jars of organs seen. Organs are inserted into inanimate objects/a boy to bring them to life. Skeleton characters are blown apart (skulls, pelvic bones etc seen flying off). Bloody objects, hand, organs, scratches. Inky blood seen. Welts seen on face. Corpses (adult/children/animal), skeletons, skulls. Injured bird. Characters with empty eye sockets. Smoke rises from people being experimented upon. Stitching (doll). Nightmares, anxiety mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, hand-holding, hugging. An invisible child is frequently understood to be naked. Two teens undress to 1940s-style underwear. A man says he suspected his late father of infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Smoking (pipe, cigarettes). Pub setting. Prescription pills mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bollocks, crap, what the..? Name-calling. Religious exclamations (God bless him, oh my God, thank God, Heaven knows).

  • THEMES

    Adventure, grandfather-grandson relationships, special powers, time travel, fathers, therapy, jealousy, power, factions, experiments, therianthropy (shapeshifting), immortality, birdwatching, Ymbrines, Hollowgasts, Wights, invisibility, resurrection, maps.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather. Birds, crabs, bees, squirrel, ocean fish. Planes (Messerschmitt), toilet. Characters with glowing white eyes, long tentacles, eyeless faces, large/sharp/scary teeth, super powers, amphibious limbs, empty eye sockets, monkey tail/legs. Roast meat eaten. Spitting (water). A character removes his contact lenses. Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, mordant, charming, funny, pleasing, singular, admirable, macabre. Outstanding characters, gripping/crowd-pleasing finale, sensational costumes, elaborate/meticulously detailed set design, marvelous effects/CGI, some glorious visuals, lush cinematography, clever jump cut after opening credits, sharp contrast between real and fantastic worlds, good use of metaphor about the horrors of World War II.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, clichéd, disappointing, complicated, trite. Straightforward/restrained filmmaking, underused cast/characters, stuffy/dreary/dull in parts, excessive exposition, senseless final battle, off-kilter accents, the only non-white actor plays the villain.

Warcraft

Published in W
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 07:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    Getting along can be really Orc-ward.

  • Starring

    Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown, Daniel Wu, Ruth Negga, Anna Galvin, Callum Keith Rennie

  • Directed by

    Duncan Jones

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, bludgeoned, slashed, run through, neck-sliced, thrown through the air/against objects, crushed, throat-grabbed, caged, life-sucked, chained, grabbed, hit with objects, stabbed, clubbed, blasted with lightning bolts, maimed, burned, pursued, bitten, kicked, decapitated, rammed, headbutted, transformed into an animal, kneed, slapped, pushed off a cliff, neck-snapped, disembowled. Extended battle sequences. Animals are life-sucked, thrown, skinned (implied), rammed, leg-grabbed, speared, run through. A character stands with a recently speared fish. Collapsed building, burning/ransacked villages. Explosion. Objects thrown, thumped. Roaring, screaming, yelling, arguing. Poisoning, killing, suicide (metaphoric), rip heart out mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (decomposing, fresh, animal, human, orc etc). Corpses thrown through the air. Bloody faces, mouths, chin, arms, hand, fingers, wounds, objects, armour, cuts; blood/goo spatter, dripping blood. Missing hand/fingers, broken tusk, decapitated head. A tooth is extracted. Skulls, skeletons, horns, bones seen. Objects/fingers protruding from/into skin. Scars, bruising, swelling, reddened skin, blackened veins, glowing eyes. Blue baby (implied death during birth). Eating your blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Birth scene. Caressing. Skimpy clothing, shirtless males, cleavage, exposed midriffs. A female character invites a male to lie with her. Mating, love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character lies in a healing pool. Medicines mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    None.

  • THEMES

    World of Warcraft, battle, clans, orcs, humans, war, enemies, pregnancy, birth, portals, orphans, betrayal, traitors, guardians, greed, magic, incantations, tradition, dark magic, heroes, death, grief, beginnings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Blue baby (implied death during birth). Son killed in front of parent. Dead parents. Mother burned alive, estranged/missing family mentioned. Funeral setting. Creatures with green/blue/grey skin, pointy ears, glowing/coloured eyes, spiky shoulders. Giant bird creatures/gryphons, horses, sheep, orcs, wolf-creatures, creepy shadowy figure, demon. Waterfalls, full moon, volcano, thunder, lightning. Spitting. Skulls, skeletons, fur, feathers, skins worn. Meat eaten. Brief Orc language (subtitles/translation). High/sweeping camera angles, bright light flashes. Also known as Warcraft: The Beginning.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Character-driven, epic, crafty, spell-binding, grand, spectacular, detailed, live-action, expensive, high-fantasy, vivid, well-intended, fantastical, laudable. Body-slamming/blood-stirring battle sequences, warm performance by Toby Kebbell, intriguing characters, state-of-the-art digital animation, striking/dazzling effects, believable/staggeringly crafter world-building, elaborate visuals, simple story, elegant/ominous/buff score, some fan-pleasing Easter eggs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lumbering, crammed, flat-footed, generic, tropey, naff, dizzying, unoriginal, noisy, sludgy, excessive. Frustrating/lifeless/two-dimensional storytelling, unnecessary plot turns, some deadpan performances, some moments are dull/camp/uninvolving/unconvincing/disengaging/empty/impenetrable.

Goldstone

Published in G
Friday, 03 June 2016 09:57
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Jay stokes the Furnace.

  • Starring

    Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Pei-Pei Cheng, Michelle Lim Davidson, Max Cullen, Tommy Lewis, Steve Rodgers, Lark Lee

  • Directed by

    Ivan Sen

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide references (hanging). People are shot, arrested, punched, bribed, forced to dig their own grave, kicked, pistol-whipped. A bird is hit by a car (off-camera). Vehicles shot, rammed; car rollover, car into fence. A group of drunk men brawl. Objects thrown. Explosion. Yelling, howling. Photos of colonial Australia show poor treatment of Indigenous and Chinese peoples. Stolen children mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanging corpses (human, dog). Floating corpses (fish). Photographing/examining corpse. Decayed body/skeleton. Bloody clothing, blood spatter. Dead people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have paid sex (implied). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man. References to prostitution. Brothel setting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, DUI. Smoking. Getting kids off drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, fart. Derogatory term for indigenous Australians. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Corruption, land rights, cultural sensitivity, outback policing, DUI, prostitution, missing persons, unsolved mysteries, human trafficking, sacred sites, morals, Indigenous relations, police investigations, mining industry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased elder. Dead daughter, dead youths (suicide), multiple failed marriages mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, brothel, watch house settings. Images of deceased Aboriginal Australians. Flies, lizard, hawks, fly fishing, plane. RBT. Vomiting, gagging, spitting. Bacon eaten. Dead animals seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Daring, idealistic, contemporary, extraordinary, noir, standalone, breathtaking, focused, unified, taut, layered, relevant, timely, necessary, smart, challenging, compelling, fine, bold, ambitious, slick, thrilling, magnificent, big-thinking, gorgeous. Strong/powerful/remarkable/exemplary performances, iconic cast, spare dialogue, stunning cinematography, grandiose/seamless drone footage, magnificent location, socially conscious, supremely accomplished, darkly comic, first-rate/accessible/personal technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mid-section feels ever-so-slightly laboured.

Is This The Real World

Published in I
Thursday, 02 June 2016 05:50
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A high-school student is marked.

  • Starring

    Sean Keenan, Greg Stone, Matt Colwell, Susie Porter, Julia Blake, Charlotte Best, Elise MacDougall, Tim Grimes, Ben Johnson

  • Directed by

    Martin McKenna

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are wrestled, threatened, hit with objects, pushed, shoved, kneed, punched, near-drowned, hit, harrassed, pursued, held underwater. A school principal manhandles a student. High-school students push and shove/tease/brawl each other. Reckless driving, bicycle crashes. Yelling, arguing. Drowning, bashing, suspension, breaking the law, brother in jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody mout, lip, face, fingers, nose. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed (nasal tubes, IV drip, breathing tube). Stroke, cancer, radiotherapy mentioned. CPR, mouth-to-mouth, life-saving demonstrations.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teen couple in bed together (sex implied). Kissing, caressing. Shirtless youths, swimwear. Nude child (photo; genitals obscured). Getting pregnant (teenager) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. Drugs (painkillers). Having a bet mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory term for disabled people (retard). Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    High school, acceptance, bullying, family, detention, cancer, teenage rebellion, siblings, first love, relationships, youth, fathers, death, grief, education.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother/grandmother, sick/dying pet. Hospital, jail, funeral, cemetery settings. Ocean fish, dog, seabirds, cat, camels, plane. Spitting, gagging. Some black-and-white vision.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-crafted, dreamy, close, unfiltered, striking, slow-burning, piercing, real, decent, engaging. First-class/powerful/strong performances, relevant/timely subject matter, effective/superb cinematography, sensitive love scenes, excellent music, solid technical credits, bold/promising directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Small-scale, repetitive, melodramatic. Weak story, some unconvincing elements, pat/happy ending.

Pawno

Published in P
Thursday, 02 June 2016 03:48
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and violence.

  • The pitch

    Opens the door of possibility.

  • Starring

    John Brumpton, Maeve Dermody, Damian Hill, Malcolm Kennard, Mark Coles Smith, Kerry Armstrong, Tony Rickards, Daniel Frederiksen, Ngoc Phan, Naomi Rukavina, Mark Silveira, John Orcsik, Brad McMurray

  • Directed by

    Paul Ireland

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), overdose on drugs, self-harm. People are hit with objects, punched, stomped on, dowsed in hot liquid, kneed, kicked, dragged, slapped (friendly sparring), hooded and kidnapped (in front of a child). A car is hot-wired/stolen. Object thrown, smashed. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody cheek, nose, mouth, face, clothing, shoulders, knuckles, cuts, scratches; smeared blood, spitting bblood. Bruises.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, bum-squeezing, ogling. A woman performs oral sex on a man (off-camera). A video recording shows a man in underwear being teased/dominated for sexual pleasure. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man. References to transgender, homosexuality, sex, stripping, prostitution, one-night stands.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (prepared on spoon; drug overdose). Junkie character. Drug syringe seen on table. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking. Gambling (horseracing called on the radio). Roids mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent c-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang/actual terms for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory term for disabled people. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Pawnbrokers, people, characters, multiculturalism, stories, romance, secret crushes, transgenderism, missing persons, toothache, self-harm, humanity, suicide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father, divorce mentioned. Dog, dog poo, taxidermy butterflies. Spitting, tongue-poking.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Gritty, raw, honest, funny, unexpected, vivid, insightful, interesting, astute, brave, beautiful, contemporary, authentic, humble, beguiling, assured, enjoyable. Talented/strong/fine/flawless ensemble cast, colourful/familiar/well-observed/recognisable characters, engaging script, zippy dialogue, real sense of place, feels fresh/original, impressive directing debut, solid technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Episodic, contrived, overwritten. Mostly deals with one character at a time, some subplots veer toward melodrama, beating scene is jarring/out of place.

Isla Bonita

Published in I
Friday, 06 May 2016 02:42
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  • Rating

    M: Nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    La Isla Bonita.

  • Starring

    Tim Bettermann, Lilian Caro, Fernando Colomo, Olivia Delcán, Miguel Ángel Furones, Lluís Marqués, Nuria Román

  • Directed by

    Fernando Colomo

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A person is kicked. Suicide references, thoughts, dreams. Children wrestle in a swimming pool. Ants are killed with a shoe.  Arguing, yelling, lying. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal male and female nudity (genitals visible). A woman lounges on a man while naked at the beach. Kissing, cuddling, flirting. Topless bathing, people in swimwear. Sexual morals, monogamy, infidelity discussed. Implied sexual relationships (m-f, m-m, m-f-m). Sexual innuendo and unwanted advances.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, spirits). Intoxication. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious references and exclamations. References to a woman's weight - "I thought she was fat".

  • THEMES

    Relationships, jealousy, mid-life crisis, film-making, romantics, misunderstandings, spontaneity, perspective, connection, ageing, new beginnings, sculpture, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, sea sickness, vertigo, therapy, financial trouble/bankruptcy mentioned. Raw fish/seafood. Spanish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Uninhibited, improvised, cheerful, dazzling, fresh, funny, charming, well-paced, sun-bathed, semi-autobiographic, Woody Allen-esque. Simple plot, largely improvised dialogue.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Aimless, un-engaging, misguided, disappointing, forgettable.

Captain America: Civil War

Published in C
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 01:17
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    Iron Man is Mister Softee.

  • Starring

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Martin Freeman, Marisa Tomei

  • Directed by

     Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

  • Running time

    147 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (guns/arrows), kicked, punched, elbowed, headlocked, gassed (smoke grenades), thrown through the air/against objects, roundhouse-kicked, tackled, flipped, body-slammed, throat-grabbed, near-choked, drowned, tortured (water), tasered, blasted, pursued, set alight, tied up, hung upside down, imprisoned, head-banged, knocked off motorcycles, arrested, face-grabbed, smacked, restrained, shoulder-charged, near-crushed, near-stomped, beaten. People fall down elevator shafts, stairwells, from high ledges/the sky. Thwarted suicide attempt (shooting). Hand-to-hand combat, combat training. Smashed objects, mass property damage. Explosions, bomb blasts. Gate, doors, vehicles rammed. Vehicle into tree, cars dropped, rollovers, carjacking, motorcycle stolen. Burning vehicles/building/man/aircraft. Helicopter crashes. Armed soldiers, military vehicles seen. Newspaper articles mention robbed police stations, terrorism. Archival footage of aircraft crashing, buildings collapsing. Screaming, arguing, mass panic. Weapons of mass destruction, criminals, assassination mentioned. Blood/gore: Inert/dead bodies, walking wounded, coffin. Arm blown off/missing limb. Bloody faces (very), clothing, scratches, grazes, objects, bullet wounds. Burned/scarred face, bloodshot eyes, scars. Bruising, arm in sling. Patients on stretchers, IV drips, IV lines seen along arms (close-up), MRI, people in cryogenic tanks, physical therapy. Foreign blood spilled, heart attack, numbers of injured/dead, shattered S1, extreme laceration of spinal cord, paralysis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage. Tight-fitting, skimpy costumes.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (bottles of wine, spirits seen).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, p*ss, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Avengers, collateral damage, missions, friends, allies, mind control, post-hypnotic suggestion, grief, blame, truces, vengeance, loyalty, United Nations, regulations, biological weapons, vigilantism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered parents/father. Dead sons, wife, parents mentioned. Church, funeral, bar, airport settings. Dog, spider's web, power outage. Helicopters, planes. Spitting. Brief Russian, German, Hungarian, Nigerian languages (subtitles). Some high/dizzying aerial camerawork, and fast-moving/hand-held camerawork. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Propulsive, crisp, efficient, elegant, fan-pleasing, character-driven, ultimate, great, compelling, grown-up, near-perfect, mainstream, crackerjack, satisfying, indulgent, fun, epic, exciting, giddy, gargantuan, mature, substantive, bright, creative, insightful, affecting. Colossal cast of characters, Chris Evans is superb as Steve Rogers, sympathetic performance by Robert Downey Jr, scene-stealing performance by Tom Holland, miraculously juggles multiple characters, joyous new characters/cameos, smart/spare story, no grandstanding supervillain plot, inventive/fun airport scene, generally well-paced, Marvel's finest hour so far.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overstuffed. Sprawling running time, not particularly innovative, one too many plot swerves, unnecessary romantic sub-plot.

Deadpool

Published in D
Saturday, 06 February 2016 21:12
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong bloody violence and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Maximum effort.

  • Starring

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic (voice), Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano

  • Directed by

    Tim Miller

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, stabbed, run through, punched, kicked, beaten, throat-grabbed, near-choked, elbowed, thrown from/dragged behind a moving vehicle, thrown through the air, slammed into objects, pile-driven, burned (cigarette lighter), beheaded, maimed, pistol-whipped, tied down, gagged, bound, kidnapped, glassed, hit with objects, crotch-grabbed, handcuffed, dragged, hung up by wrists, repeatedly tortured/tormented, electric-shocked, hooded, suffocated, headbutted, burned alive (implied), tackled, impaled, shoulder-charged, hit by a car, wet-willied, squashed between objects, crushed, bitten, punched repeatedly, kneed. Characters dangle precariously, fall over, jump from high ledges. Vehicle (cars, motorbikes) collisions, rollovers. Burning vehicles, motorcycle, buildings, objects, laboratory, man. Smashed glass, explosions. Mass panic, screaming, mass property destruction, a large structure collapses, bar brawl. Objects thrown, smashed, knifed, punched, stomped on. Drawings of characters being beheaded, shot. A man flicks a lit cigarette at another man. Jokes about molestation, child abuse, child neglect, paedophilia. Wall poster of female outline with shooting target on chest seen. Boxing match seen in background. Body in trunk of car (heard/discussed). A man makes a throat-slitting gesture. Breaking bones, killing, shooting your cat, stalker, special forces, extinguishing cigarette on child's skin, luring children, warhead, sew your mouth up, dishonourable discharge mentioned. Blood/gore: Splats of gore as bodies hit objects. A character saws off their own hand. Several injections seen (one lingering close-up of needle in skin), wound-stitching. Bloody faces, mouths, heads, hands, teeth, clothing, wounds, objects, cuts, scratches, saliva/drool, ice/ground. Blood spatter, bleeding/open wounds, blood spots, bruising, very bloodshot eyes, spitting blood. Hole through arm, missing limb, mutant hand, broken legs/wrists. Lots of dead bodies. Bone-snapping heard. Objects protruding/removed from skin, stapled into flesh. Severely burned/scarred skin, people with mutant/exposed skin, flesh turns blue/yellow from oxygen deprivation, collapsing skin/flesh. A man collapses. X-ray, IV drips, people on stretchers, electrodes on chest, flatlining. Cartoon characters turn into skeletons then disintegrate. High numbers of confirmed kills, scorched nerve endings mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex (frequent). Sodomy with an object (implied). Masturbation, oral sex. Kissing (f-m; m-m), breast-fondling. Full female nudity, full male nudity (genitals not seen), very skimpy clothing, shirtless man, cleavage, nude male bums, people in underwear/lingerie. Strip club setting, pole-dancing. Faces in crotches/bums, wedgie, close-up crotch/bum shots. Sexual innuendo and sexual-themed banter/jokes. Sex-themed song lyrics heard. References to masturbation, sex, orgasm, oral sex, pornography, sodomy, prostitution, sex toys. Pictures of lingerie girls seen on objects, posters. Jokes about being molested by uncles, child abuse, paedophiles. A cartoon sequence (end credits) features animal figures being masturbated/with an erection/ejaculating/farting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots). Bar setting. Smoking. People are injected with coloured chemicals, adrenaline. Cocaine, bactine, Tylenol PM, crack house mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word (song lyrics), b*tch. Slang for body parts/fluids/genitals. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about blindness, race, age. Religious exclamations. Genre stereotypes. Obscene finger/hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Deadpool, redemption, cancer, immortality, romance, painlessness, super strength, super powers, superheroes, anti-heroes.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged father mentioned. Marriage proposal. Bar, experimental laboratory, strip club settings. Helicopter. Used chewing gum. Toilet, urinal, urination, vomiting, spitting/saliva, raw garbage. Brief Japanese (subtitles). Some fast/flash editing. Post-credits sequence.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Loud, risky, lewd, inventive, violent, vulgar, ridiculous, silly, low-stakes, dirty, funny, raunchy, weird, outrageous, delightful, demented, fast, ferocious, arch, juvenile, effective, obnoxious, wild. Racy dialogue, edgy/profane protagonist, cheeky opening credits, fast/grisly action, fast narrative, loaded with background jokes/small details, deft editing, best Stan Lee cameo ever, Ryan Reynolds is terrific.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable ending, thin plot, relentless pace/jokes/violence gets exhausting/numbing.

Looking for Grace

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 06:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Looking for clues.

  • Starring

    Radha Mitchell, Richard Roxburgh, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Julia Blake, Kenya Pearson, Myles Pollard, Tasma Walton

  • Directed by

    Sue Brooks

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, hit by a vehicle. Objects are hit/banged/broken. Theft. Yelling. Murder, rape, becoming a missing person/child, killing, embezzlement mentioned. Blood/gore: Seizure, boy on crutches. Hospital scenes. Dental records, stitches, scar mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Teen sex (implied). Flirting, foreplay, undressing, bum-pinching. Innuendo, sexual banter. Shirtless man, girls in pyjamas, man in underwear, side-boob. Infidelity. Extra-marital affairs, sex discussed. Sucked toes, sleeping with a boy, lesbian mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (empty bottles on floor, wine in glasses). Pub scenes. Smoking (cigarettes). Drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bloody. Belittling/misogynistic language. Slang for breasts. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Missing children, family, running away from home, infidelity, guilt, loss, financial difficulties, secrets, losing virginity, road trips, teen rebellion, fate, chance, tragedy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, pub settings. Dead parent/spouse. Dead mother, catching a spider, fear of spiders mentioned. Adoption discussed. Ducks. Taxidermy animal head on wall. Sausages eaten. Urination, vomiting, gagging.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Quirky, suspensful, unusual, beautiful, profound, ambitious, subtle, funny, sad, clever, engaging, entertaining, warm, oddball, intriguing, evocative, tender, bittersweet, attractive, accessible, thoughtful. Fine performances, committed cast, likeable characters, striking musical score, stunning landscapes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unsatisfying, spluttering, fragmented, slow, messy, repetitive, uneven, frustrating. Stilted/awkward dialogue, some pointless scenes, odd shifts in tone, harrowing/baffling ending.