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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...
Shut up and dance to this glorious supercut of movie stars tripping the light fantastic.
This amazing supercut of people dancing in the movies has come along at exactly the right time. Here at SBS Movies, we've been fist pumpin' and thrustin' all day, cos we've hit the magic number of 100,000 likes on Facebook. The video comes...
This is our favourite thing on the web today.
A unique supercut by Vimeo user Jacob T. Sweeney offers a side-by-side comparison of opening and closing shots of 55 landmark movies. The montage demonstrates how the first/final shots communicate the underlying themes of the movie. It's a...
A movie about the kids of LGBT couples is set to screen at North America's largest documentary festival, Hot Docs.
A couple of years ago we caught up with director Maya Newell, as she sought crowdfunding completion funds for her documentary Gayby Baby, about kids raised by LGBT parents in Australia. Newell was born to gay parents and says that she made...

Why You Should Watch: The Woodsman

Kevin Bacon gives one of his greatest performances in the harrowing – and humanistic – story of a sex offender's journey of reformation.
It’s uncompromising The focus of The Woodsman is Kevin Bacon’s Walter, who has just been released from jail after a 12-year sentence. For child molestation. Arriving back in his hometown of Philadelphia, Walter could be reformed or he coul...