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Watch an edgy short film from Nepal

The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite comes from a new generation of Nepali filmmakers.
As the search and rescue efforts continue in earthquake-affected areas, we thought we'd share a tribute to the innovation of Nepal's next generation of filmmakers.  The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite is a trippy short film fro...

Movie industry chauvinism laid bare in new blog

A new Tumblr reveals the everyday sexism of the film industry.
The issue of female representation on our cinema screens has been a topic of much discussion during the last few years, but the way women are treated behind the scenes hasn’t been covered to a great degree. Well, those dark, silent days ar...
All the Marvel movies in 7 minutes.
Full disclosure - sometimes I take a 'one, two, miss-a-few' approach to the cavalcade of movies in the 'Marvel Universe'. I've seen all the Iron Man movies, one of the Captain Americas, saw Avengers Assemble, but tapped out of those couple...

Why You Should Watch: Shall We Kiss?

Fancy a French sex comedy in the vein of Woody Allen? Well, you’re in luck – Shall We Kiss? is available to watch at SBS On Demand until October.
Human foibles play in any language The French may be a funny race, to paraphrase a Preston Sturges film title, but a lot of times that humour—or any in another language—doesn’t translate well from country to country. Such is not the case w...
This is the Star Wars meme you've been looking for.
Yesterday the world awoke to the new Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer and was overcome by its surprisingly touching nod to nostalgia and belonging. Fans of the franchise took to Twitter and, as they do on Twitter, express...
You might not realise how much the screen size impacts storytelling.
Something odd happened during last year’s Cannes media screening of young Canadian Xavier Dolan’s film Mommy, which depicts the volcanic relationship of a mother and her emotionally troubled teenage son. Some way into a narrative packed wi...

Hitler reacts to SBS doing a 'Downfall' meme

"Do you even know how the internet works?'
It's hard to tell what's upset the Fuhrer the most: a) that SBS is finally taking the piss out of its movie of the week b) that even The Footy Show beat us to it ...we'd say it's a little from column a) and column b)   Don't miss Downfall...

Why You Should Watch: Wintersleepers

Enjoy Run Lola Run? Then you’ll love the director’s earlier, Magnolia-like masterpiece. It’s free to watch at SBS On Demand until October.
It's Tom Tykwer’s pre-Run Lola Run masterpiece Director Tom Tykwer is rarely mentioned in the same breath as Robert Altman and Paul Thomas Anderson, but on the strength of Wintersleepers he should be. Adapted and astutely expanded from the...
If you think Darryl Kerrigan is going to take bad news lying down, you're dreamin'
Michael Caton stars in Jeremy Sims' new film, Last Cab To Darwin. The iconic Aussie stars as terminally ill cab driver whose shocking diagnosis makes him seize the day - and the car keys. He sets off on an epic road trip from Broken Hill t...

Why You Should Watch: Diva

In 1981, this stunner kicked off the ‘Cinéma du look’ movement and movies have never been the same since. It’s free to watch at On Demand for the whole year.
A singular achievement, then and now By 1981, the French had been making films for nearly 100 years—France is, after all, the acknowledged birthplace of the cinema. Yet nobody had ever seen anything like Diva, the debut of director Jean-Ja...