Displaying items by tag: thriller Sunday, 21 July 2019

Chappaquiddick (2017)

Published in C
Saturday, 05 May 2018 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    History has the final word.

  • Starring

    Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown

  • Directed by

    John Curran

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A car drives off a pier and flips (one dead). Drowning (banging on windows of submerged vehicle/screaming). A car almost collides into another vehicle; driving under the influence. People are tackled, slapped; a man throws an object at another man. Yelling, arguing. Suffocation, Cuban Missile Crisis, involuntary manslaughter, Bay of Pigs, two months in jail mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse, body in body bag, body in open coffin. Cut on shoulder. Neck brace, man in wheelchair. Cerebral concussion, shock mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) People kissed in greeting, caressing. Shirtless men, people in swimwear, cleavage. Men undress to their underwear then dive underwater. Man in bath.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, beer, intoxication, drunk driving). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Sedatives mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, damn, ass, sonofab*tch. Name-calling (mental patient, putz, flawed, stupid, etc). Religious references (what the hell, oh my god, for Christ's sake, thank God, Jesus, good lord, God's blessing, to hell with you, Moses, Peter, prayers, etc).

  • THEMES

    Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy, tragedy, accidental death, negligence, the Kennedy curse, politics, cover-ups, scandal, the 'boiler room girls', history, media, the Apollo 11 space mission, sailing, grief, father-son relationships, morality, ethics, legacy, pride, hubris, immoral conduct.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead daughter/friend/colleague. Church, funeral settings. Dead father, dead brothers, dead sister mentioned. Full moon.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, nuanced, damning, ambiguous, suspenseful, meticulous, riveting, tense, scrupulous, absorbing, fascinating, compact, restrained, level-headed, tough, smart, fair, uneasy, challenging, ominous. Excellent/fine/multi-dimensional/layered/impressive/strong/plausible performance by Jason Clarke, terrific supporting cast, tight/sharp/believable/authentic script, light direction, some dark humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Low-key. Bland/clinical direction, some clumsy expository dialogue, sporadic pacing, whimpering ending, lacks any sense of justice for Mary Jo Kopechne.

A Quiet Place (2018)

Published in A
Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:26
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    It's sound.

  • Starring

    John Krasinski

  • Directed by

    John Krasinski

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People and animals are attacked/killed by alien creatures, grabbed, thrown to the ground, pursued, stalked. Creatures are shot. Children fall into a corn silo and almost suffocate. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/clawed. Burning objects. Loud bangs. Screaming, yelling, crying, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse in grave (bloody wound/entrails seen). Animal attacked/dragged (blood and fur seen). A woman steps on a nail (bloody foot, bloody nail, bloody step, bloody footprints). Bloody head, face, handprint, shirt, baby (newborn), blood spatter, bloody wounds. Dead fish. Oxygen mask, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Hugging, kissing, caressing. Pregnant woman/labour scene.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None.) Bottles of pills on shelves; a child consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious references (prayer, crucifix).

  • THEMES

    Survival, family, monsters, sound, deafness, communication, childbirth, pregnancy, death of a child, grief, soundproofing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child/sibling, dead spouse/parent. Scary spider-like monsters with big teeth, scaly skin, long legs and slime. Flock of birds, raccoons. Sign language. Fish caught/steamed/eaten. Full moon, waterfall, fireworks. A baby's crib resembles a coffin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Terrifying, surprising, allegorical, warm-hearted, heartbreaking, crowd-pleasing, tense, fun, nerve-shredding, tight, thrilling, smart, unexpected, enjoyable, no-nonsense, lean, creepy, solid, effective, spare, different, foreboding, violent, high-concept, riveting, near-silent, disquieting, immersive, careful, strategic, vibrant, urgent, innovative, original, suspenseful. Exceptional creature design, subtle/clever/economical storytelling, strong/non-spoken/marvellous/subtle/remarkable/eloquent performances, first-rate/blunt/efficient direction, airtight script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some convenient plot developments, creatures don't seem quite as omnipotent/dangerous as in early scenes, intrusive score.

The Post (2017)

Published in T
Thursday, 11 January 2018 21:00
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Stop the press.

  • Starring

    Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross

  • Directed by

    Steven Spielberg

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Brief battle scenes (Vietnam War setting, explosion, soldiers being shot/carried/loaded into rescue helicopters, body bags, bloody hand, etc). Street protests seen (people being pushed/whacked with batons). A man running across the road almost gets hit by a car. A man smacks a rolled newspaper on a desk in anger. Assassination of John F Kennedy discussed. Burglary shown in progress. Theft. Yelling, arguing, shouting. Dead husband (suicide), reported hijacking, bombing, Hindenberg disaster, D-Day mentioned. A character in a film (on TV) says, "lying in the gutter somewhere with a knife in your back". A man says rhetorically, "we could all be executed at dawn". A man jokes about another man being hypothetically hit by a truck twice. Blood/gore: Bloody hand. Blood on the floor, blood on pink suit mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None) Women in nightgowns/in bed. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, cocktail). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes, pipe). Buying heroin in Saigon, drunken birthday cruise, vodka mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling (pirate, bastard, pricks, sonofab*tch, liars, etc). Religious exclamations (oh God, oh Jesus, Jesus Christ, thank God, damn it, goddamn, Christ, my God, so help me God, hell, like hell, hot damn, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    The Pentagon Papers, The Washington Post, Vietnam War, The New York Times, journalism, newspaper publishing, leaked documents, security breaches, Patricia Nixon's wedding, injunction, accountability, government secrets, censorship, editorial, sources, collusion, the Espionage Act, Ben Bagdikian, Kay Graham, Ben Bradlee, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert McNamara, non-conformism, the First Amendment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father (suicide) mentioned. Courtroom setting. Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, intimate, dynamic, vital, funny, moving, spectacular, entertaining, topical, timely, exhilarating, riveting, crowd-pleasing, suspenseful, unsubtle, vital, lean, mean, confrontational, solid, dramatic, urgent, sincere, earnest, stirring, contemporary, triumphant, rousing. Charismatic cast, excellent/effortless performances, nuanced/fraught/powerful/grounded/quiet/riveting/captivating performance by Meryl Streep, smart/extravagant storytelling, magnificent/polished script, rich characterisation, intuitive/assured/fluid/thrilling directing, exquisite period costume design, immaculate set design, gorgeous period detail, precise timing; Meryl Streep's name gets first billing in the closing credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Fate of Daniel Ellsberg is left unexplained/unexplored, contains a few pat moments (stereotypical chanting anti-war mob; women gazing in awe at Streep's Katharine Graham).

The Snowman (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 28 October 2017 03:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Let it go.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Chloë Sevigny, James D'Arcy, Genevieve O'Reilly

  • Directed by

    Tomas Alfredson

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, pushed, hit with objects, stalked, garrotted, kicked, thrown to the ground, held/pinned down, grabbed, maimed (finger cut off), bound, gagged, shot, stabbed with a fork. A woman deliberately drowns herself, a man falls through ice and drowns. A woman beheads a chicken (graphic). Flashback re-enactment of man shooting himself in face. A dog is shot at, a man fires a gun to frighten birds. Door kicked, pills thrown, break and enter. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Decapitated corpse, decapitated head, bloodied corpse, detached finger. Birds/chickens feeding on human corpses. Syringes in necks. Bloody feathers, blood spray (decapitation), bloody graze, bloody gash, stab wound. Photo of corpse with decapitated limbs/blood on snow and clothing. Photo of alleged shooting suicide victim (missing face/blood spray on wall/bloody objects). Collapsed man. Frozen limbs. Blood tests mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (man appears to be masturbating). A woman straddles a man on the floor (kissing, caressing, foreplay). A man takes a photo of a woman's breasts. A man makes a masturbation/orgasm gesture. Exposed breasts. Nude statues. Woman in nightwear, man in underwear, man in bath. A woman cautions a man "You're not going to try and sleep with me?" Affairs, infidelity, unwanted/illegitimate pregnancies, paternity, infertility mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (a victim is injected in the neck with an unknown sedative; Diazepam, Valzetat). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking. Reference to underage drinking. Detected drugs, addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, balls. Name-calling (drunk, halfwit, pr*ck, idiot, suicidal maniac, creep, drunk, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, how the hell, Jesus, etc).

  • THEMES

    Murder, serial killing, paternity, illegitimacy, police detective work, missing persons, father figures, abortion, family values, drowning.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing mother, dead father, dead women. Dead uncle, dead child, estranged wife, estranged fathers mentioned. Horses, birds, tank fish, chickens. A child wears a creepy donkey mask. Fur worn. Full moon. Fireworks. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Serviceable, watchable, chilly, classy, polished. High-caliber international talent, excellent supporting cast, magnificent landscapes, gruesome images.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Laughable, dreary, lifeless, ponderous, cold, pedestrian, turgid, humourless, flaccid, choppy, damp, bleak, uninteresting, clichéd, nonsensical. Countless plot holes/contrivances/inadequacies, silly/unwieldy/unfeasible EviSync machine, wayward/bizarro/dubbed performance by Val Kilmer, zero on-screen chemistry, clunky dialogue, perfunctory characterisation, wearily familiar plot, increasingly silly red herrings, weird non-sex sex scene, methodical/yawnsome direction, anticlimactic ending, lacking tension; release is unfortunately timed amid the Weinstein debacle.

Happy Death Day (2017)

Published in H
Monday, 09 October 2017 06:11
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tree branches.

  • Starring

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta, Tenea Intriago, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed (knife/glass shard), pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, tackled, thrown/slammed against walls, throat-grabbed, doused with liquid, drowned, shoulder-charged, hair-pulled, hit by a bus, handcuffed, hit by a car, set alight (explosion), neck-snapped, poisoned, kneed, head-banged/head-slammed, kicked out of a window. People trip over, hit their head, stub toe, fall through a window (fatal). Objects thrown/smashed. Knife blade held at throat. News article about a serial killer (gunshot wounds, dead officer, first degree murder mentioned). Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, blood spray on window/walls, bloody knife, small cut on forehead, bloody mouth, blood smear, pooling blood. Injection (needle in arm). Knife protruding from victim. Neck snapping sounds heard. Bandaid on wound. Curtain with giant skull image. A man collapses from tiredness, fainting. Chest x-rays.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A student and teacher initiate sex in an office (kissing/caressing) before being disturbed. Nude female (rear view). A young males sits at a computer ready to watch m-m pornography. Kissing (m-m/m-f), hugging, bum-slapping. Girl in bra. A female college student wakes up in a boy's dorm room (possible sex implied). Cleavage, skimpy workout gear. Walk of shame. Comic reference to penis size. Blow-up doll in background. Condom, tongue down someone else's boyfriend's throat, masturbating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (bong, Tylenol pills taken). Alcohol (intoxication, college students drink from plastic cups - alcohol implied). Gambling (poker). Binge drinking, [being] totally out of it last night, pills, weed, wasted, high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of s-words, crap. Name-calling (d*ckhead, sneaky little biatch, whore, douchebag, crazy b*tch, losers, weirdo, heifers, dumb*ss, space b*tch, slut, pussy, chunkers, stupid, dumb, clumsy, tool, etc). Slang and actual terms for genitals (vagina, d*ck, balls, etc). Religious exclamations (my God, thank God, what the hell, oh my God, etc). A character speaks in a mock "reatrded" voice. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Murder, birthdays, second chances, infidelity, guilt, cheating husbands, teacher-student relationships, college life, father-daughter relationships, serial killers, jealousy, roommates, living life to the fullest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Relationship breakup. Hospital setting. Power blackouts. Vomiting, burping, farting. Taxidermy bear.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

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)

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:13
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The MU-TH-UR of science-fiction franchises returns.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters suffer a jaw ripped off by alien's tail, hand torn off, nail through chin, foot caught in door. Hatching alien explodes through chest. Characters (people/synthetics/aliens) are shot, set alight, torn in half, impaled, tackled, thrown, decapitated, hit by objects, thrown into wall, punched, kicked, stabbed, maimed, slashed, cut, dangled over the edge of a launching spacecraft, face-hugged, bitten by aliens, sucked out into space. An alien punches through the back of person's head and out the other side. Gunfire causes ship exlosion, flash bomb set off, objects knocked over. Spaceship damaged by solar flare (objects knocked over/people fall down/fires/vomiting, sirens sounding), a storm causes dangerous entry into a planet's atmosphere. Aliens break glass windows with their heads, aliens burst out of bodies, power core violently ripped out of synthetic's neck. Story heard of a ship that disappeared ten years ago. Reference to virus causing ship to crash resulting in pathogen killing people or using them as incubators. Screaming, arguing. Murder mentioned. Blood/gore: A wispy smoke-like creature enters people via their ears or noses causing illness (paleness, sweating, dizziness, vertigo, coughing, fatigue, breathlessness, bleeding from mouth/nose, spitting blood, violent shaking) before creature claws its way out of the host's back. Person dies and falls over as baby alien starts ripping into their body and feeding on them. Bloody faces, clothes, bodies, window; pooling blood, blood spatter on walls, people bleeding, puncture wounds on arms, organs. Blood spat into face, alien and blood spurting out of person's mouth. Burning person crawling out of wreckage after an explosion. Burned corpse (body trapped in burning cryogenic tube). Convulsing, coughing. Alien and human autopsied corpses, giant bug samples seen, drawings of human muscular system. Removal of deceased embryos from cryogenic stasis/bloody fluid underneath storage units. Acid burn from face-hugger on person's cheek (wound dressed with skin patch), bandages, skin seals, synthetic stapling cut on cheek. Cities with bodies of population preserved in black/ash-like material. Dead bodies/reference to 47 colonists, 16 embryos and 1 crew member. Funeral scene, grave site.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is forcibly kissed while being pinned down (attempted rape implied). A nude couple are interrupted having sex in the shower (breasts visible). Kissing (m/f, m/m), flirting, hugging. Cleavage, clingy t-shirt. Flirty language ("behave yourself with my wife"). Reference to synthetics loving humans.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, God damn, damn it, Devil, etc). Reference to urination ("I gotta take a leak").

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, space travel, synthetics, androids, angst, death, grief, faith, deadly pathogens, cryogenics, hyper-sleep, colonisation, the God complex, solar flares, spaceship maintenance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead spouses/colleagues/friends. Funeral scene (body jettisoned into space), grave site. Big scary aliens with leathery skin, sharp teeth, slimy skin and drool. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satisfying, fresh, vital, intelligent, tense, well-crafted, fast-paced, thrilling, creepy, stylish, ambitious, fascinating. Elegant/spare opening, gross-out/disgusting/gruesome/gory/spectacular deaths, fabulous/twisty ending, convincing performances, stunning/grandiose visuals, superb effects, hilarious/fleeting cameo by James Franco, lovely/powerful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, routine, long, tropey. Suffers some lag in the second act, a little too much exposition, some random/underdeveloped characters, some disposable/uninspiring action-movie theatrics.

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Published in J
Saturday, 06 May 2017 03:39
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's Wick-ed.

  • Starring

    Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Tobias Segal, John Leguizamo

  • Directed by

    Chad Stahelski

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (wrist-slitting/thumb pressed to vein near open wound to accelerate bleeding). People are shot (many), punched, kicked, flipped, stabbed, hit by vehicles, pursued, face-grabbed, smacked, garrotted, choked, thrown through the air/against objects, smacked down, head-slammed, pile-driven, elbowed, tackled, thrown down stairs, arm-snapped, finger-snapped, thrown through windows (shattered glass), neck-snapped, hit with an object. Body falls onto mirrored floor/head smashes glass. Object rammed into ear cavity. Motorbike/car crashes, vehicles rammed, smashed windscreen, cars shot. Explosion, burning house, burned-out house. Mexican standoff, men in balaclavas. Killed a dog, stole a car, killed my nephew/my brother, kill my sister, pressing knives to throats/blades were meant for their children mentioned. Screaming, panic. Painting of bloody battle (bayonets, soldiers, etc). Weapons rooms. Blood/gore: Wrist-slitting, bloodletting. Bloody face, forehead, nose, knuckles, hands, wrists, cuts, scratches, clothing, wounds, thumbprints, ground, objects; blood and gore on pencil. Blood/gore spatter, pooling blood, bloody water, smeared blood. Bone-snapping sounds. Pencil into ear, knife into chest, knife through hand. Scars, bruising, bandage, limping. People on hospital gurneys, IV drips, flatlining (flashback). High body count. Skull motifs.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude woman in bath (undressing, rear view, side view). A man is crotch-grabbed/bum-grabbed. Nude statues (art gallery). Cleavage. Kissing/caressing (brief flashback scene).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Bags of white powder, suitcases of gold and cash. Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). Club/bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling (boogeyman, etc). Religious references (Jesus saves poster, sign of the cross, crucifix, etc) and exclamations (what the hell, damnation, the devil, damn, descent into hell, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Contract killing, revenge, suicide, fratricide, assassins, secret/underground orders, dog lovers, grief.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife, dead dog, dead nephew, dead brother mentioned. Cremation implied. Dog. Very brief Russian, Italian, Hebrew, sign languages (subtitles). Strobe lighting (nightclub scene).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Brutal, bruising, relentless, exaggerated, confident, satisfying, snazzy, visceral, gratuitous, crunchy, action-packed, enjoyable, ridiculous, entertaining, gloomy, vicious, kinetic, poetic. Relatable/focused/rootable/cool/intense/panther-like performance by Keanu Reeves, elaborate/frenetic/impressive/dizzying sequences, exuberant style, gorgeous/inspired/energetic/neon-lit/lovely visuals, elegant/exquisite fight choreography, dizzying climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some tiresome/uninteresting parts, some unnecessary plot details/world-building.

Free Fire (2016)

Published in F
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 02:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Check out the merch.

  • Starring

    Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Babou Ceesay, Noah Taylor, Jack Reynor

  • Directed by

    Ben Wheatley

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Most of the movie is one continuous shootout. People are shot, slapped, punched, kicked, wrestled, choked, hit with objects/weapons, head-butted, thrown down stairs, bitten (hand/neck), set on fire, stabbed, run over, threatened, blasted through the air. People fall down, fall from ceiling height, smash glass underfoot. Crowbar shoved into mouth. Explosions, fire. Threat to kill/stack/set fire to bodies of children. Poking someone in the eye to check if they're dead mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: A face explodes when shot, a head bursts when run over by car. Bloody faces, mouths, bullet wounds, hands, cuts, knuckles, lip, clothes; bleeding, pooling blood, blood spatter, exposed brains. Needle inserted into palm, sewing needle used to stitch wound. Black eye, burned/blackened hands. Crying over a coffin. Dying of infection mentioned. Very high body count.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting, hand-kissing. References to sex, masturbation, sexual harrassment of a minor leading to violence. Sexual innuendo: loaded weapons, insinuations that women can only make a living with a man or as prostitutes. Hooking up, oral sex, lube, man stripping down to his y-fronts mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (cocaine, marijuana; person gets stuck with needle). Alcohol (beer, recovering alcoholic). Smoking (cigarettes). Smack, junkie mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (lots), s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for homosexuals, women and disabled people. Homophobic and misogynistic language/slurs. Slang for genitalia. Sexual innuendo and references. Ageist jokes.

  • THEMES

    Weapons trading, IRA, misunderstandings, shootouts, insults, last man standing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, bloody, crazy, chaotic, adrenalised, zany, absurd, entertaining, pulpy, authentic, accessible, short, unhinged, unrelenting, memorable, quippy, riotous, , bruising, effective, big, magnificent, noisy, over-the-top, comic, lively, committed, stylish, audacious. Cheeky/wry dialogue, relentless violence, talented/eccentric/impressive cast, hilarious/creative injuries, tight script, sharp direction, inspired/dizzying choreography, intricate sound design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, low-stakes, shallow, messy, unoriginal, scattershot, monotonous, single-minded. Action can get confusing/cartoonish/repetitive, some overused elements (orange/teal colour grade, ironic music choices), some clunky dialogue.

Get Out (2017)

Published in G
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Run rabbit, run.

  • Starring

    Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery

  • Directed by

    Jordan Peele

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (shotgun). People are shot, strangled, dragged, kidnapped, put into a car boot/trunk, tied up, bludgeoned, hit with objects, sliced, stabbed, impaled, neck-grabbed, slammed against wall, kicked, near-choked, stomped on, hit by a car, eye-gouged. Car hits tree (fatal), car wing mirror shot. An animal is hit by a car, an insect is swatted. Burning object, smashed crockery. Screaming. A man describes how his mother died/was left bleeding by the side of the road. Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, detached heads, terrorist, abduction, brainwashing, slavery mentioned. Blood/gore: Craniotomy (cutting into scalp, removing parietal bone, removing brain matter, exposed brain seen). Bloody heads/hair/face/mouth/teeth/hand/bullet wound/car/objects/clothing/carpet; nosebleed, bucket of blood. Bloody fur, crying/pain sounds of dying animal heard. Man in wheelchair, breathing tube, man on surgical table, IV drip. A man nicks himself shaving. Blood gushing from mouth (bitten tongue), seizures, anxiety, epileptic, transplant mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman feels a man's biceps. Shirtless man, girl in underwear. Kissing, hugging. Photograph of pregnant belly. Licking/jiggle your balls, suck your d*ck, hooking up with a girl, sex slaves mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Sedate you mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, a-word. Name-calling (elderly b*tch, douchebag, crazy, dirty dog, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, thank God, oh Lord, what the hell? etc). Obscene finger gestures. Casual racism and jokes about racism.

  • THEMES

    Racism, hypnosis, therapy, psychology, meeting the parents, triggers, new relationships, photography, blindness, tea drinking, family, slavery, mad science, cults.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead family. Dead mother (hit and run), estranged father mentioned. Dog, deer. Taxidermy deer head on wall. Toenail collection, IBS, vomit, throwing up mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fantastic, race-conscious, thrilling, satisfying, scary, memorable, funny, satirical, potent, fearless, searing, no-holds-barred, twisted, trenchant, slow-building, creepy, crowd-pleasing, disturbing, enlightening, entertaining, stunning, smart, ambitious, effective, unnerving, masterful, relatable, dark, fresh, sharp, challenging, hilarious, unpredictable, bold. Terrifying premise, inspired/venomous script, naturalistic dialogue, expert pacing, delightful twists, occasional jump-scares, disconcerting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Teaser trailer gives away too much.