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Sherpa

Published in S
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:31
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    A tall subject.

  • Starring

    Phurba Tashi Sherpa, Karma Doma Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Douglas, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Pem Pem Tsershing, Greg Smith, Mark Woodward, Dawa Steven Sherpa, Glenn Johnson, Jeff Brown, Annie Doyle, Joby Ogwyn, Ed Wardle, Sumit Joshi, Tim Medvetz, Dave McKinley, Joe French, Jing Wang, Bhim Prasad Acharya, Sangay Sherpa, Charlie Linville

  • Directed by

     Jennifer Peedom

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, kicked. Rock thrown. Frantic voices heard over talkback. Arguing, protest. War, Russian roulette, fighting, trying to kill us, threats of breaking legs/being beaten up, terrorists, terrorism, April 2015 earthquake, 1000 people dead mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (seen from distance). Recovery of injured people/corpses. Reports of many deaths. People in oxygen masks. Swollen faces, terrible headaches, head injury, internal bleeding, fracture, bruising, ECG, dead bodies, blood stains, debris, faces not recognisable, graveyard mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Got drunk on chaang (rice beer) mentioned. Cans of beer seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, p*ssed. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Mount Everest, 18 April 2014, base camp, prayer, faith, ritual, family, grief, Tenzing Norgay, ethnicity, reincarnation, respect, sacred sites, expedition, risk, Khumbu Icefall, climate change, altitude sickness, discontent, compensation, injustice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friends/fathers/husbands. Dead brother mentioned. Memorial service. Full moon, yaks, blackbirds. Avalanches, helicopters, plane. Meat eaten, fur worn. Shaky camerawork, time-lapse. Indo-Aryan/Nepali language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Towering, gripping, polemic, spectacular, riveting, remarkable, hopeful, exquisite, unforgettable, sly, heartfelt, rich, textured, topical, timely, breathtaking, intimate, personal, exceptional, absorbing, moving, impartial, responsive, large, beautiful, captivating, respectful. Sure-handed direction, visually magnificent, stunning photography, compelling narrative, unforgettable characters, ominous score, outstanding sound design, seamless editing, politically urgent.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Phobia

Published in P
Saturday, 25 October 2014 07:00
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  • Rating

    15 (UK): Strong bloody horror, strong language, sex.

  • The pitch

    What are you afraid of?

  • Starring

    Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs, Peter Gregus, Debbie Rochon, Sandra Palmeri, Jason Grimste, Andrew Ruth, Hardy Winburn

  • Directed by

    Rory Douglas Abel

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are grabbed, stabbed, terrorised, near-choked, punched, hit with objects, bludgeoned, kicked, suffocated, hit by a car. Self-harm (arm-slicing). A man believes he is seeing his deceased wife, being pursued by a knife-wielding loony. Car accident, killing wife mentioned. Pleading. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody cuts/clothing/stab wounds, bleeding. Blood-covered head, bloody mouth. Blackened veins, bruising, autopsy scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Nude couples (in bed, in shower). Exposed breasts, shirtless man. Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple share a joint. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (spirits). Zoloft, Xanax mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Agoraphobia, fear, boredom, insanity, ghosts, psychology, monotony, PTSD, mental illness, panic attacks, therapy, visions, haunting, transcribing, hallucinations, paranoia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered friend. Deceased parents, deceased wife mentioned. Vomiting, drool. Power blackout, animal skull on wall, humanoid spider creature.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Strong, engaging, entertaining, cerebral, slow-burning, low-budget, taut. Compelling/suffocating material, impressive performances, solid pace, spooky finale, nicely photographed, experienced cast, claustrophobic single location, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive. Loses momentum, some technical weaknesses, bad dubbing.

A Long Way Down

Published in A
Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:23
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Falls flat.

  • Starring

    Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Sam Neill, Joe Cole, Rosamund Pike

  • Directed by

    Pascal Chaumeil

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide frequently discussed (pills, jumping). People are wrestled, near-hit by a car, punched, pushed. Object hits car. Blood/gore: Heart attack, CPR. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, undressing. Underage sex (statutory rape) mentioned. Nude female (rear view). Near-nude mannequin. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, women in underwear, swimwear. A woman flashes her bra at a motorist. Shirtless men, man in shower.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Taking pills, overdose mentioned. Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, cocktails). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Club setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Suicide, pacts, infamy, New Year's Eve, breakfast television, overdose, unlikely friendships, stalking, politicians, disability, tabloid news, journalists, humiliation, Matt Damon.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Disappearance of sister/daughter, prison sentence, divorce, cancer, paedophilia mentioned. Club, hospital settings. Fireworks, tank fish. Strobe lighting (nightclub scene). Based on the novel by Nick Hornby.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, bittersweet, genial, lightweight, amiable, undemanding. Neat structure, lovely dialogue, talented cast, hilarious appearance by Rosamund Pike, affecting performance by Toni Collette.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Disappointing, twee, glib, manipulative, depressing, implausible, drippy, absurd, tacky, contrived. Underdeveloped characters, trivialises despair, soppy score, strained humour.

Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit)

Published in T
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    I don't like Mondays.

  • Starring

    Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry, Catherine Salée, Batiste Sornin, Alain Eloy, Myriem Akeddiou, Fabienne Sciascia, Timur Magomedgadzhiev, Hicham Slaoui, Philippe Jeusette

  • Directed by

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Attempted suicide (pills). People are punched, knocked down, wrestled. Scuffle/brawling, arguing, yelling. Drowning child mentioned (dream). Blood/gore: Woman in hospital bed, IV drip. Man knocked unconscious, bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Loose-fitting clothing, cleavage. Making love mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug overdose (Xanax). A woman frequently takes prescription pills. Alcohol (beer). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ss. Name-calling. Religious references (Jehovah's Witnesses).

  • THEMES

    Redundancy, depression, working-class, humanity, colleagues, bonuses, rejection, desperation, suicide, marriage, family, guilt, regret, shame, budget cuts, job loss, ballots, solidarity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Separation, divorce mentioned. Hospital, bar settings. Subtitled.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb, rich, human, suspenseful, non-judgemental, gripping, social-realist, lovable, satisfying, nourishing, accessible, plain-spoken, resonant, compelling, involving, relevant, purposeful, engaging, rousing, political, heady, ingraining, tense, moving, thoughtful, quiet, wrenching. Riveting performance from Marion Cotillard, beautifully observed, socially aware, expert lensing, crisp editing, lived-in production design, taut/honed narrative, affecting ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Melodramatic, monotonous, schematic, overwrought, dripping. Lacks urgency, desperate optimism.