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Why You Should Watch: The Proposition

John Hillcoat's searing Oz western is a must watch, this Saturday at 8.30pm. Sandy George counts the ways.
 This ain't your average costume dramaThe Proposition is a tale of authoritarianism, lawlessness and brutality set in the 1880s on the Australian frontier. It has a uniqueness and a clarity of vision that makes many other stories about this...
The A-list Aussie opens up about her choices as her hit kids movie opens around the country. Watch the clip and read some excerpts below.
We sat down with Nicole Kidman earlier this week when she did promotional duties for Paddington, the surprisingly hilarious adaptation of the much-loved books for tiny tots. Kidman camps it up to the hilt as the cartoon villain of the piece - a...
The Rock faces a rolling series of catastrophes in the new disaster movie coming our way next year.
By Nate Jones It's a good thing the West Coast has a lot of landmarks, because San Andreas is going to knock down all of them. In the trailer alone, a massive earthquake destroys the Hollywood Sign, downtown San Francisco, and...
You know what time it is: end of the year movie montage time! Here's one with a local flavour.
"Neurotic time-travelers. Multiple apocalypses. Incredible animated adventures. Groundbreaking documentaries. The horror film of the year."That's the year in Australian movies in a nutshell, according to local film student Finnian Williamson,...

Why You Should Watch: Housos vs Authority

Housos vs Authority must be good because the producers made a sequel, Pizza vs Housos, now showing in cinemas. See the original at 8.30pm on Saturday (SBS ONE).
The film is flat out hilarious. Here's a few reasons why: You can check your snobbery at the doorA friend of mine accuses me of reverse snobbery, in part because he knows I think he's a snob even though I'm too polite to say. I tend to be...

Why You Should Watch: The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower is based on a real-life pursuit of justice on behalf of women. It screens this Saturday at 8.30pm on SBS One.
True heroismThe Whistleblower is a story of pure, real heroism. It is based on the true story of how Kathryn Bolkovac fought tooth and nail to try and prevent sex trafficking in Bosnia while she was working there as a peacekeeper in the late...

Why You Should Watch: I Am Love

Sex, love, food, and money: Tilda Swinton’s Milanese melodrama has got the lot. It’s free to watch for almost a year at SBS On Demand.
Tilda Swinton as a woman transformed by love   Is there no role she cannot play, this strange otherworldly chameleon? Swinton has been, among other things, a wicked witch (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe), a witty vampire (Only...

Why You Should Watch: Shadow Dancer

Andrea Riseborough’s stellar performance alongside Clive Owen is just one reason to watch Shadow Dancer. It’s on this Saturday at 10pm on SBS ONE.
Witness the primal urge of a motherThe depth of feeling that a mother has for her children is utterly primal, yet despite the power of this instinct and the storytelling opportunities it offers, it is something rarely explored in feature films....

Why You Should Watch: Incendies

The discovery of a family’s hidden history sparks an explosive journey in Denis Villeneuve's Oscar nominee. It's free to watch for almost a year at On Demand.
The opening sceneThe mood and meaning of few feature films have been established as ominously as Denis Villeneuve manages at the beginning of his coruscating drama: the camera calmly tracks towards a group of young boys in an empty room, who are...

Why You Should Watch: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Romain Duris is a French – and SBS – treasure. See why in this stunner from Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). It’s free to watch for almost a year at On Demand.
It’s a good remakeRemakes are like the weather: they happen whether we like it or not. Sometimes the experience is filthy. Occasionally they can be wonderful. Case in point: The Beat That My Heart Skipped. It derives from James Toback’s Fingers....