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Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Published in B
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:09
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Aussie Stockholm in Berlin.

  • Starring

    Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading, Elmira Bahrami, Christoph Franken, Lucie Aron

  • Directed by

    Cate Shortland

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kidnapped, forced into boot/trunk of car, pushed, hit, slapped, held on floor, dragged by hair, stabbed in hand with screwdriver, trapped in flat, near-hit by car, threatened with death by axe, beaten to death with crowbar, thrown onto bed and tied by hands and feet, burned (hand on stove). Controlling behaviour (writing 'mine' on shoulder/photographing woman without her permission/posing woman for photographs/washing woman in shower/threatened with killing or kidnapping other people - including children - if woman raises alarm/grooming hair and nails/blaming/shaming). Choking demonstration (man's hand around woman's throat). Objects thrown at window to smash glass, chair slapped out of hands, breaking door open. Smashing bottles heard off-screen. Person left without electricity, food and water to freeze/starve. Blood/gore: Parent found dead on couch; body groomed. Body disposal (burning in industrial bin). Blood on hands/clothes/face; blood spatter, mopping up blood, blood dripping on floor from bag of meat. Broken bloody fingers seen then re-broken to reset. Hole in hand; wound bandaged/bandaged hand. Cuts, bruising, ligature marks on ankles, blistering from burn. Child crying from broken leg. Reference to having 12 stitches, mention of infection, implied urination/defecation. Animal skulls on wall.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (explicit), implied sex scenes, oral sex. Kissing, flirting, handholding, caressing faces and bodies, playing with hair. Woman thrusting/gyrating. A teacher watches student with sexual interest then blames them for provocation ("you made a spectacle of yourself"). A woman is accused of throwing herself at men. Artwork of entwined couples. Nudity: Nude female (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless man, nude buttocks (male and female). Woman pulling on underwear under towel. Couple undressing one another, woman in bra/lingerie. A man forces a woman to pose in lingerie. Students in tight gym clothes.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious references. Misogynist behaviour (man washing area where woman touched him, anger at woman for using his coffee mug).

  • THEMES

    Kidnapping, sexual abuse, one-night stands, Stockholm Syndrome, foreign travel, backpacking, victimisation, recklessness, regret, photography, art.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father. Urination/defecation implied (wetness on plastic sheet kept under restrained victim). Power blackout. Creepy abandoned houses. Dog barking at gate (jump scare). Reference to separated parents. Subtitles. Based on the novel Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Psychological, complex, satifsying, taut, effective, patient, rewarding, kinky, elegant, intense, arresting, harrowing, creepy, small, queasy, dark. Daring/low-key/bold/underplayed/courageous/passive/cool/constrained/honest/brave/mesmerising/miraculous performance by Teresa Palmer, menacing/clenched performance by Max Riemelt, first-rate/dazzling cinematography, inventive/selective/unsettling score, careful production design, aloof tone, nerve-shredding tension, well-earned scares, brutal/bloody violence, steamy sex scenes, slinky/insidious rhythm, pristine tech credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-inflated running time, unlikely/hasty ending, feels manipulative at times, ineffective attempt at providing backstory for Andi.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:55
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Additional Info

  • 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.

Point Break (2015)

Published in P
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Doesn't Bodhi well.

  • Starring

    Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, Matias Varela, Clemens Schick, Tobias Santelmann, Max Thieriot

  • Directed by

    Ericson Core

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, shot at, punched, kicked, tackled, kneed, elbowed, near-drowned, near-hit by train. People fall from high ledges/distances. A man jumps through a window; smashed glass. Bank robbery, theft. Explosions, bare-knuckle fighting. Car chases/collisions/rollovers; cars rammed/hit with objects/shot; burning cars; motorcycle accidents. Target practice. Plane hijacking mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody heads, mouths, noses, eyes, faces, cuts, scratches, grazes. Corpse in body bag on stretcher. Dead, staring face covered in blood.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple initiate sex. A man leads a woman away from a party (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Shirtless men, skimpy clothing. Provocative dancing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Two men share a joint. Alcohol (wine, beer, cocktails, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, joint).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, son-of-a-b*tch, balls, p*ss. Obscene finger gestures. Religous references (sign of the cross; nirvana mentioned).

  • THEMES

    FBI operatives, infiltration, extreme sports athletes, poly athletics, spirituality, eco-activism, enlightenment, capitalism, snowboarding, base jumping, skydiving, motorcross, rock-climbing, betrayal, trust, philanthropy, death.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (motorcycle accident). Dead parents mentioned. Funeral pyre, avalanche. Planes, helicopters, ocean fish, fur blankets. Spitting. Vertiginous mountain cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Globetrotting, photogenic, serviceable, thoughtful, silly. Stellar visuals/locations, stunning/impressive stunt work, respectable action sequences, slick/fluid editing, polished technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Confused, undercooked, nonsensical, inept, humourless, sluggish, low-stakes. Glaring plot holes, forced backstory, overwritten/underdeveloped plot, poor casting, thin/weak character connections, cut-and-paste script.

Wish You Were Here

Published in W
Monday, 17 June 2013 02:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Wish you weren't.

  • Starring

    Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd

  • Directed by

    Kieran Darcy-Smith

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Car accident. People are stabbed, punched, threatened at gunpoint. A woman spanks her child. Object is thrown, smashed glass. Arguing, shouting (English and Cambodian). Blood/gore: Blood on face, bloody forehead, bloody legs, blood on clothing and floor, blood splatter. IV drip inserted into arm. Human skull. Skinned snake. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex on the beach. Oral sex implied. Infidelity. Child prostitution mentioned, brothel. Swimwear. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills. Smoking marijuana. Ecstasy mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits), excessive drinking, drinking while pregnant, drink-driving. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana joint). Gambling (card games).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Cultural, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    South-East Asia, missing persons, foreign affairs, drug-trafficking, pregnancy, parenting, marriage, infidelity, gangsters, repercussions, secrets, premature birth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting, labour and childbirth. Missing boyfriend/friend; husband cheated with wife's sister. Spiders, elephant, cows, dogs, mouse, planes. Raw meat, hanging carcasses, pig heads, pig carcass, animal skin, cooking snails. Bonfire, fire-breathing. Some Cambodian language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegantly crafted, intricate, emotional, psychologically complex, lucid, incandescent, atmospheric. Flawless performances, surprising plot twists, accomplished direction, excellent cinematography and editing, powerful script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plot contrivances. Overwrought, undercooked drama. Too much arguing.

Warm Bodies

Published in W
Monday, 18 February 2013 04:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Shakespeare's most famous romantic tale can survive anything, even the zombie apocalypse.

  • Starring

    Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich

  • Directed by

    Jonathan Levine

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    The zombie apocalypse has been and gone (sorry if you missed it). If you're reading this you're probably one of the walking dead--either that of you've been spending too much time on the internet. Zombies walk the street attacking people, tearing flesh and being bitey. Bodies and body parts get eaten. Zombies have terrible table manners; they're awfully noisy and messy. Humans and the undead are shot with handguns, shotguns, rifles, and stabbed, punched, kicked, beaten, run over, hit with objects. Zombie death and infection are discussed. A skeleton army is crushed. Guns and knives are pointed in threat. Dangerous driving and minor vehicle collision. Vehicle carnage, demolished and damaged property is seen. Armed militia patrol the streets. Arguing, yelling and painful groans and cries are heard. Explosions. Possible causes of the zombie apocalypse (chemical warfare, infected monkeys) are discussed. Blood/gore: Frequent blood splatter and flesh-consumption. Corpses (human, flesh-eating and skeletal). Pools of blood, bloody nose, blood smear on face. Point-of-view inside zombie's chest. Wounds are seen (fresh and healed). Entrails, offal.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. A woman undresses to her underwear. A man is naked in the shower (nudity obscured).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Prescription medicines (including Prozac and Fluoxetine) are handled.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, religious exclamations, derogatory and mocking slang, b*tches.

  • THEMES

    The zombie apocalypse, terror, horror, survival, love in an unlikely setting, prejudice, civil warfare, crushed dreams, acceptance, being different father/daughter relationships, humanity, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abandoned airport/aircraft setting. Military camp. Fireworks. Camera flashes, torchlight and editing flash have strobe effect. Filthy, messy environment. Stealing. Cows, goats. Dead mother (zombies) is mentioned. An undead father is shot.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Clever script with some genuinely funny moments. More humanising and good-hearted than most zombie films.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ordinary special effects. Repetitive. Not very fleshy. Lifeless in parts. Predictable. Ludicrous plot-holes.