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Churchill (2017)

Published in C
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:48
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    The man behind the smokescreen.

  • Starring

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Danny Webb

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Teplitzky

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman slaps her husband's face. A man is pushed aside. A man thumps his fist on a desk and yells at a female employee. A man swipes objects from a table and throws a bottle while arguing with his wife. Kids play with toy rifles. Discussion about war and war tactics includes mentions of: Nazis, Hitler, dropping bombs, Allied forces, the Blitz, beach landings, many men/soldiers/civilians will be killed/slaughtered/butchered, casualties, poison gas, Boer War, Gallipoli, etc. Yelling, arguing. Sound effects of bombing, explosions, cries of pain, screaming heard. Blood/gore: A man walks through a muddy field littered with dead soldiers on ground/in barbed wire. Bloody sea water. A man says "their blood soaks my hands" referring to casualties of war. A man describes battle injuries ("eyes shot out, legs blown up by land mine, many dead or maimed, shellshocked, bloody sea foam", etc.) A man walks with a cane.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Man in underwear, man in robe. Perverted mentioned (malapropism).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, hip flask). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, bastards. Name-calling (smug, puffed up little sh*t, bloody fool, stupid girl, etc). Religious references (prayer) and exclamations (Jesus Christ, bloody hell, for Christ's sake, goddamn, God knows, oh Heavens, God speed, etc).

  • THEMES

    Winston Churchill, World War II, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Eisenhower, Allied forces, US-UK relations, 1940s Britain, leaders, history, speeches, heroes, duty, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage separation, extra-marital affairs mentioned. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    There's something in the water.

  • Starring

    Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Angus Barnett, Martin Klebba, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

  • Directed by

    Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

  • Running time

    129 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    (Most of the violence is bloodless/implied/off-screen/in shadow.) Characters are shot, run through, stabbed, sliced, thrown overboard/down stairs/from a horse/off a roof/into burning water/through the air, pushed aside, pursued, punched, flipped, tackled, held at gunpoint, held at knifepoint/swordpoint, impaled, imprisoned, throat-grabbed, neck-snapped, knocked to the ground, dragged, tied up, gagged, chained/shackled, shoved against a wall, handcuffed, near-executed (woman with noose around neck, man in guillotine), blasted with water, slapped, near-eaten by a shark, caught in a net, beaten, hung upside down and speared, hit with objects, squished between two boats, possessed, drowned (implied). Sword seen piercing through chests, explosions seen blasting through people's chests. Survivors wading in water during a sea battle are ordered to be shot. A boy throws himself overboad while tied to a bundle of rocks (possible drowning implied). Ships are attacked with cannonfire; explosions, burning ships, sinking ships, burning flag. A ship opens up like a spider/skeleton and "eats" other ships. A ship teeters on the edge of a waterfall (tense). Part of a boat is eaten by a shark. A village is near-destroyed during a robbery (buildings/overpass damaged, falling debris, mass panic). A rat is thrown into a boiling cauldron, a shark is hit with an oar. Smashed bottle, broken glass. Bank robbery, lock-picking, bribery. Yelling, arguing, screaming, hissing. Painful cries and yelps heard as sailors are killed (implied); slashing/slicing sounds heard. A character is known as "the butcher of the sea", an area of land is called Hangman's Bay. Objects/people fall over, people fall from high up. Swordfights, fist fights. Beating, execution, hanging, disembowelment, firing squad, guillotine, stoning, tortured and killed, we will beat your captain to death, mutiny mentioned. Blood/gore: Decapitated/bloody heads in basket. Dead bodies on deck, floating in the sea. Ghostly resurrected sailors have white/scaly/cracked skin, missing limbs and body parts, exposed skeletons/bones, ash flying around them, decay, husky/wheezing voices, dark eyes, missing heads/faces/torsos, black goo oozing from mouths, bloodshot eyes, the ability to walk on water. Bloody cuts, cheek, lip, mouth, hands, palm, bullet wound, slash on arm, clothing, floor, compass; dripping blood, blood moon. Characters disappear into a cloud of dust and die. People try and tear a man's toenail off. Scars, peg leg, stitches on head. Walls are filled with skulls on shelves, furniture and railings are made from skeletons/bones. Faces covered in barnacles, people covered in mud, people with dirty faces, sunburned skin. Patients in hospital beds. Skull and crossbones insignia seen. Hanging described (eyes bulging, tongue lagging, breaking neck, etc). Cart loaded with coffins. Scabies mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging, hand-holding, flirting, ogling, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Couple seen in bed together (asleep/clothed). Infidelity implied (a clothed woman is found with a man who is not her husband). Sexual-themed euphemisms ("no woman has ever handled my Herschel", "18lb balls - that's why he walked funny", "I'm not paying you for that", "shacking up with sister", "she's a horologist you know - my mum was a horologist (ie prostitute", etc).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (rum). Intoxication. Pub setting. A witch drinks a potion (resembles runny petroleum jelly).

  • LANGUAGE

    Possible f-word (muffled), bugger, p*ss. Name-calling (pathetic bilge rats, disturbed, stupid, devil, witch, wench, wicked lass, trollop, filthy, pirate, worthless braggard, swine, coward, evil spawn, cursed eunuch, common, dimwitted, scum, stupid, it, filthy beast, etc). A woman is mocked for being fat and ugly. Religious references (crucifix on wall, confession heard, etc) and exclamations (my God, Devil's triangle, etc).

  • THEMES

    Trident of Poseiden, curses, pirates, estranged fathers, father-son relationships, orphans, battles at sea, bank robbery, treason, execution, revenge, sacrifice, astronomy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead captain, dead shipmates. Kill her brother, estranged fathers, cursed father, widowed sister mentioned. Hospital, pub, underwater, wedding settings. Thunder, lightning, earthquaking, parting of the sea. Resurrected brids, fish and sharks (skeletons/missing body parts), horses, donkeys, pigs, rats, ocean fish, flies, monkey, bird poo. Giant skeleton character. Spitting. Bedwetting mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Rollicking, enjoyable, swashbuckling, emotional, romantic, entertaining, surprising, diverting, fun, admirable, playful, absorbing, fresh. Impressive opening sequence, well-staged/thrilling action, memorable set pieces, beautiful locations, colourful cinematography, some spectacular CGI, easy-to-follow narrative, delightful/funny cameo by Sir Paul McCartney, satisfying/neat finale, captures some of the essence/charm of the original Gore Verbinski film.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overengineered, unnecessary, nonsensical. A little overstuffed/incoherent/messy, slim character evolution, few new ideas, some long stretches of fruitless exposition, panto-ish performance by Johnny Depp, some jokes fall flat.

Moonlight (2016)

Published in M
Monday, 09 January 2017 09:12
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  • Rating

    M: Drug use, coarse language, sex and violence.

  • The pitch

    At some point you gotta decide for yourself who you gonna be.

  • Starring

    Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

  • Directed by

    Barry Jenkins

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A student is bullied throughout his childhood/teen years. He is punched, kicked, beaten, pursued, teased, pushed, wrestled to the ground, poked, shoulder-charged, arrested. A teen male is hit over the head with a chair. A woman is grabbed out her car. A man is  poked in the chest. Objects thrown at window (glass smashes). Yelling, arguing. Getting locked up, probation, in juvie mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, cuts, nose, mouth, clothing, bandage. Bruising, swelling. Funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A standing couple has sex at an outdoor table (rear view/no nudity). A man wipes ejaculate from his boxer shorts (wet dream implied), his hands (after orgasm). Masturbation, kissing, caressing (m-m). A teen youth describes receiving a blow job and sex from a teen girl. Boys compare penis sizes (no genitals seen), boy in bath. Shirtless man, shirtless boy, skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drug dealing. Smoking (crack, cigarettes, joints). Alcohol (beer, wine). A boy seeks refuge from bullies in a crack den. A woman deteriorates over the course of the film from drug addiction finally ending up in a drug and rehab centre. Rocks, selling drugs, gin, crackhead mama, blunt, wasted mom, trapping mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, n-word, s-words, a-words,. Slang for genitals. Name-calling (Nigga, black, funny, soft, wild, little, faggot, boy, b*tch, slick, crackhead, kunckleheads, liar, etc). Religious exclamations (who the hell?, good as hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Identity, masculinity, race, sexuality, poverty, rolemodels, bullying, trust, drugs, addiction, survival, abuse, neglect, social expectation, self-discovery, African American males, crime communities, cultural pressure, fragility, loneliness, repression, homophobia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of rolemodel (m). Drug-addicted parent. Brief strobing lights. Based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, precise, compassionate, insightful, devastating, bold, operatic, significant, affectionate, concerned, vital, contemporary, beautiful, intimate, complex, nuanced, subtext-rich, resonant, universal, transformative, haunting, introspective, poignant, perceptive, exquisite, personal, mellow, startling, immersive, mesmerising, deep, tender, eye-opening, thrilling, necessary, devastating, relevant, astonishing, refreshing, moving, electrifying, stunning, powerful, lyrical, grounded. Outstanding/shining/heartbreaking/indelible/exceptional performances, fine cast, seductive/evocative/smooth lensing, superb/varied/lush music choices, fluid editing, challenges stereotypes, socially conscious, never preachy; a masterpiece.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

American Honey (2016)

Published in A
Saturday, 29 October 2016 03:27
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language, sex scenes and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Star viewing.

  • Starring

    Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Veronica Ezell, Chad Cox, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Raymond Coalson, Isaiah Stone, Dakota Powers, Shawna Rae Moseley

  • Directed by

    Andrea Arnold

  • Running time

    163 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, tackled, slapped, attacked (off-screen/yelling/car-screeching heard), pushed/forced into a swimming pool, stomped on. People playfight, wrestle. Onlookers cheer on two men fighting. Trashed room. A child stabs an uncooked roasting chicken (bulging flesh, bloody water). Stolen car/jewellery. A story is heard about a woman who was attacked by meth heads/raped/killed/buried. A teen explains his teeth are missing because he was hit by a car as a child. Fathers killed in Afghanistan/Iraq, hunting/shooting turkey mentioned. Yelling, arguing, howling. A song lyric says "I kill children". Blood/gore: Bloody clothing, face, fingers, grass, shoes, tampon.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have (realistic) sex in the car, in a field, against a van (m-m). An 18-year-old girl escorts/masturbates a man in return for cash. A male inserts his fingers inside a female then sniffs them to determine whether she has had sex with another man. A man calling himself Daddy gropes a young female in his care. Men seen in hotel room with female (threesome implied). Orgasms, kissing, caressing, flirting, undressing, bum-squeezing, neck-licking. Full male nudity, exposed breast, female crotch area seen, mooning (male bum), shirtless males, woman in skimpy bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Provocative dancing. A man rubs sunscreen over a woman's body. Sexual-themed banter and jokes. Porn mags, prostitutes mentioned. References to ejaculate, erection.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking bongs/cones/joints; marijuana leaf symbols on clothing/objects). Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine, mescal). Bar setting. Intoxication. Smoking (drugs, cigarettes). Get you drunk, crack, sell dope, acid, stoner, get high, mother died from meth, ecstasy, meth heads mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-words, f-words, s-words, a-words, butt, b*tch. Name-calling (stupid, paedophile, etc). Slang for genitals. Religious references, exclamations (God, damn, God's a c*nt) and jokes. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Youth, misfits, counter-culture, rural America, survival, road trips, friendship, money, independence, identity, coming-of-age, new girls, lower class/welfare families, door-to-door selling, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned/estranged children. Sifting through trash for food, sleeping rough. Mum with cancer, dead mothers mentioned. Tongue-poking. Dogs, moths, spider, tadpoles, cockatoo (caged), frog, bee, bird, sugar glider, bear, horses, cat, grasshopper, fireflies. Urination. Fireworks. Spam eaten, mescal worm swallowed, cooking steaks. Shot in 4:3 ratio. Loosely based on "For Youths, a Grim Tour on Magazine Crews" by Ian Urbina (The New York Times, 2007).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Astonishing, devastating, fresh, rapturous, scuzzy, electrifying, open-ended, backwater, unwashed, ravishing, scrappy, sprawling, sensual, grimy, fascinating, magisterial, worthwhile, immersive, poignant, unsentimental, penetrating, bold, intoxicating, atmospheric, intriguing. Striking/riveting/astonishing/magnetic performances, electric/enticing chemistry between Sasha Lane and Shia LeBeouf, breathtaking/astounding/stunning/rich/sensual/startling/vivid/terrific/sun-soaked cinematography by Robbie Ryan, beautiful/wild editing, exhilarating/remarkable soundtrack, largely non-professional cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Intentionally exhausting/meandering/plotless/patchy/overlong; won't be for everybody. Some improv-ish dialogue, a little episodic/clichéd.

Suicide Squad (2016)

Published in S
Thursday, 08 September 2016 23:11
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Burn after use.

  • Starring

    Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Ike Barinholtz, Common, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joel Kinnaman, David Harbour, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon

  • Directed by

    David Ayer

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, stabbed, slashed, kicked, punched, wrestled, thrown the air, slammed against walls, hit with objects, beaten, tortured (implied), restrained, decapitated, caged, electrocuted, tasered, incinerated, near-drowned, force fed, leg-snapped, head-slammed into a mirror, grabbed, dragged, arm-snapped, injected with explosive devices, threatened with a knife/blade, transformed into alien soldiers, sliced in half, maimed, throat-grabbed. A woman cracks her head on steel bars/dives from a high ledge into (implied) acid/near-drowns. A car drives off a pier. Helicopter/plane/vehicle crashes, burning buildings/city/house. Objects thrown/blasted. Explosions. Theft, bank robbery. Wrecked planes/trucks/cars/train/city streets; smashed glass. Weapons/fight training (punching bag/target practice). Screaming, growling, snarling. Aggravated assault, killing, shanked in prison riot, anthrax, nukes, Mafia, terror attacks, serial killer, dirty bombs mentioned. Blood/gore: Live organ grabbed/stabbed/inserted into/removed from body. Corpses (twisted, hanging, headless, falling, burning, melted). Hand chopped off at wrist. Bloody cuts/scratches, blade protruding from chest. Fleshy alien gore spatter. Snapping bones heard. A man collapses (possible seizure). People on hospital beds, IV drips attached, CPR, injections, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Skulls, skeletons, sides of meat, skeleton motifs. Coffin. Characters with scaly/fiery skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples seen in bed together. Kissing, hugging, bum-slap. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, woman in underwear, nude male (rear view). Fire in loins/crotch mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (tranquiliser darts). Alcohol (wine, shots, spirits, beer, cocktail). Club, bar settings. Gambling (blackjack). Drug-induced coma mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (devil, oh my God, what the hell, damn).

  • THEMES

    Unlikely heroes, supervillians, saving the world again, hitmen, father-daugher relationships, insanity, meta-humans, siblings, evil, sacrifice, prison breakout.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead superheroes seen/mentioned. Dead wife/children, estranged daughter/ex-wife. Dead lover. Dead husband mentioned. Prison setting. Characters with orange/green glowing eyes, scaly skin, extending tendrils/limbs. Blue lightning beams, black and blue swirling smoke. Jets, plane. Lightning, thunder. Licking. Sides of raw meat, rare beef eaten, meat pounded with tenderiser hammer. Some foreign/underworld languages (some subtitles). Mid-credits scene.

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Published in D
Monday, 22 August 2016 10:54
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    That's Brentertainment.

  • Starring

    Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Tom Basden, Tom Bennett, Andy Burrows, Steve Clarke, Michael Clarke, Stuart Wilkinson, Diane Morgan

  • Directed by

    Ricky Gervais

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is accidentally hit in the face with an object. A man falls over. Mates playfight (pretending to punch one another). A man shouts at a co-worker. A woman throws water in a colleague's face. Slaughtered Native Americans, scalping mentioned (song lyrics). Blood/gore: Dead bee. Bloody bandage. Bruised/red face. Tattooing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-holding. A man leads a woman out of her club (sex implied). A woman says she is getting off with a bloke. Shirtless man, man in bathrobe, cleavage. A man wears a dildo on his nose. Penis-shaped toys. Obscene hand gestures. Boxes of sanitary products, loose tampons seen. Frequent innuendo/allusions to sex, ejaculation, dating, genitals, breasts. Coming on to a married man, sexist jokes, jailed for sexual assault, pervert, rape, prostitution mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (a man wears a t-shirt with a marijuana leaf print). Alcohol (beer, champagne, wine, spirits). Bar, club settings. Intoxication. Smoking. Painkillers, Prozac, drugs raid, marijuana, weed, gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, n-word, a-word, b*tch, bollocks. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Jokes about weight, race, culture, Native Americans, Chinese people, gender, homosexuality, colour, disability, AIDS, rape, violence against women. Obscene hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations (Oh God, Christ).

  • THEMES

    David Brent, infamy, salespeople, failure, reality television, unfulfilled dreams, inappropriate behaviour, office politics, desperation, mental illness, rapping, live performance, wanting to be liked, ambition, success, inadequacy, tossers.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Bar, club settings. Dead bee. Fainting, tattooing. Bare soles of feet seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, fan-pleasing. Sporadically amusing, some laugh-out-loud moments, the David Brent character is still sharply realised, some excellent comic songs, diehard/loyal fans will enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Excrutiating, meandering, trying, disappointing, self-indulgent, patchy, uneven, bad, small, shabby, outdated. Too many spiteful/nasty/unfunny/crass/eye-rolling/un-PC moments, artificial sentimentality, tired execution, weak gags, lazy ending.

The Shallows (2016)

Published in T
Sunday, 21 August 2016 23:01
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  • Rating

    M: Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Blake catches a break.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Lozano Corzo, Jose Manual, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Janelle Bailey, Sully "Steven" Seagull

  • Directed by

    Jaume Collet-Serra

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are attacked by a shark (spoiler alert!), bitten, dragged underwater, stung, hunted, pursued. Animals are bitten, stabbed, squished, eaten, shot, near-burned, stung, impaled. A woman hits her head badly, near-drowns. Objects rammed, snapped in half, thrown through the air, bitten. Theft. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse, body split in half, animal carcass/flesh. Bloody cuts/bite wounds/legs/feet/shoulder/face/nose/hand/wing/feathers. Wound-stitching/dressing/bandaging; dislocated bone reset. Bloodied water, bleeding limb, object protruding from flesh, dislodged tooth. Cracked lips, sunburn, stings, gangrene, scar. Woman in wheelchair with IV drips and catheters (cancer assumed). Cadavers mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People in swimwear/skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage. A text message from a girl states she is meeting up with a guy and her friend should not wait up for her. An island is likened to a pregnant woman.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bottle of spirits, intoxicated man. Hangover, Advil, Novocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words. Religious exclamation (OMG).

  • THEMES

    Shark attack, survival, secret beaches, surfing, swimming for one's life, fire coral, panic, abandonment, problem solving, GoPro cameras, death, loss, grieving, memories, found footage, low tide, high tide.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother mentioned. Shark, seagulls, dolphins, crabs, jellyfish. Vomiting. Brief Spanish (some subtitles/translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Patient, atmospheric, tense, thrilling, back-to-basics, high-stakes, personal, visceral, intimate, sober, wrenching, unexpected, crowd-pleasing, beautiful, careful, well-paced, superb, refreshing, crackling, realistic, straight, simple, primal, harrowing, effective. Solid/convincing/all-or-nothing/compelling performance by Blake Lively, standout/scene-stealing/delightful performance by Sully "Steven" Seagull, terrifying shark, lean script, clever construction, iimmediate/jaw-dropping action, gorgeous cinematography, stunning location, absurdist ending, knowingly silly touches.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, manipulative, calculated. Dull/groan-worthy epilogue, some obvious face-replacement CGI on Blake Lively's body double, some laughable dialogue/exposition.

A Bigger Splash

Published in A
Thursday, 17 March 2016 06:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch

    A revelatory Emotional Rescue.

  • Starring

    Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Aurore Clément, Lily McMenamy

  • Directed by

    Luca Guadagnino

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, headlocked, choked, drowned, mocked, pushed under water. Suicide attempt/note discussed. A glass is kicked over/smashed, keys are knocked out of a man's hand. Crashed car. A fish is sliced and gutted (food prep), a lizard is thrown. A character makes a stabbing gesture toward their heart (comic). Yelling, arguing, screaming. Far-right thugs, communists, "killed their father" (figurative), smugglers, suicide, crashing your car, bombed by the allies, processing slaves, dead immigrants mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, coffin. Bloody scratches, abrasions. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. A man holds the bloody entrails of a fish. Scars, bruise. Actors on a TV show wear medical face masks. Surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in the pool, bedroom, on the beach (implied). Oral sex/orgasm. Kissing, flirting, caressing, skinny-dipping. Full male and female nudity, exposed breasts/bottoms, nipples visible beneath clothing, girl in lingerie, shirtless men. Skimpy clothing, swimwear, dancewear, cleavage. Infidelity, underage sex. References to incest, sodomy (metaphoric).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple snorts white powder (cocaine assumed). A woman takes prescription pills. A woman consumes an unknown drug (pill). Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer, cocktails). Intoxication. Smoking. Rehab, cocaine, pills, addiction, drugs, sleeping pills mentioned. Club, bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, sl*t. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Relationships, exes, fame, envy, celebrity, sobriety, suicide, father-daughter relationships, manipulation, accidents, tragedy, The Rolling Stones, pop culture, bad dancing, creepy fathers, karaoke, refugees, infidelity, police investigation, hidden agendas.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Cancer, headaches, puke, rehab mentioned. Snakes, buzzing flies, dogs, gecko. Plane, dust storm. Seafood eaten. Urination (on a sacred site). Some Italian and Arabic languages (no subtitles). Inspired by 1969 drama La Piscine. Named after a David Hockney painting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Distinctive, intense, entertaining, oddball, strange, funny, unexpected, sly, unpredictable, erotic, sun-baked, stylish, witty, loopy, ambitious, playful, lush, intriguing, lively, eccentric, bawdy, boisterous, unorthodox. Immaculate casting, outstanding/superb performances, Fiennes is brilliant/magnificent/jaw-dropping/hilarious/film-stealing, spectacular/glorious locations, relaxed pace, bold music.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, overlong. Flippant/embarrassing portryal of Italian police, awkward/exploitative allusions to illegal immigrant crisis, bizarre/unsatisfying/flat ending.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Published in M
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:42
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild sexual references.

  • The pitch

    From Little Athens to Paris.

  • Starring

    Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, John Stamos, Rita Wilson

  • Directed by

    Kirk Jones

  • Running time

    94 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit with objects, tackled, slapped, (almost) pepper-sprayed. Table banged with fist. Objects broken. Yelling, arguing, scream. Suffocation, so I can kill him, tasering mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spots. Ambulance, patient on stretcher, bandages.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man in underwear, cleavage, lingerie. Kissing, flirting (platonic), sexy talk. Two men reveal they are in a relationship. A magazine cover reads "take our sex quiz". Make babies, waste your eggs, slow sperm, touching, porn, I want to put a baby in you, sex life, puberty mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. A woman plays an online betting game. Pills, selling pot, alcoholic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Nads, kaka, poulaki. What the? Gender and cultural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, Greekness, mother-daughter relationships, immigrants, physical therapy, ageing, marriage, engagement, brothers, estrangement, college.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, wedding settings. Dog. Spitting. Brief Greek language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, crowd-pleasing, good, clean, harmless, fun, homespun, charming, well-intentioned. Relaxed chemistry between leads, decent production values and pacing, adept direction, clever use of Billy Idol's White Wedding in the soundtrack; a nice/touching reunion of the original cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unfunny, calculated, formulaic, predictable, strained, forgettable, sitcom-ish, saccharine, overstuffed, undernourished, pointless, shameless, unnecessary, uninspired. Same gags, cringeworthy stereotypes, weak/cluttered script, broad/obvious/stale/lazy humour, shallow plotlines, lazy title.

Steve Jobs

Published in S
Monday, 01 February 2016 03:18
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Who's the daddy?

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston

  • Directed by

    Danny Boyle

  • Running time

    122 mins

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are threatened, hit in the head (comic TV show), poked. People bang their head on a desk, hit an object. Suicide references (miming gun to the head, suicide mission mentioned). Objects thrown, smashed. An object is likened to a bomb. Image of unmanned rocket crashing. Jokes about death, murder, taking cyanide. Being beaten, mother throwing object at child's head, receiving hate mail/death threats, bombs, bad parenting, Russian Roulette, skinheads, terrorists mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: "I bled that night" (metaphoric). Blood tests, stroke mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kiss (platonic). References to sex, sodomy. Sleeping together mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Ashtray seen. Mimosa, betting, dropping acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Steve Jobs, computer technology, success, IBM, Apple, Mac, Steve Wozniak, ethics, paternity, adoption, welfare, paranoia, father-daughter relationships, revisionist history, biography, genius, ego, absent fathers, visionaries.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, divorce mentioned. Job loss (people fired, factories closed). Adoption, paternity, welfare, rejection, truancy discussed. Toilet. Some flashing/strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, quick-footed, ambitious, captivating, funny, emotional, soulful, iconoclastic, propulsive, fascinating, committed. Enthralling/vivacious/impressive/miraculous performance by Michael Fassbender, brilliant/superb cast, rich/layered dialogue, amusing banter, excellent production design, fluid editing, terrific/elaborate score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed. Kate Winslet's wavering Polish-American accent is distracting.