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28 Oct 2015 - 12:18 PM  UPDATED 9 Nov 2015 - 8:46 AM

Monday, 2 November

Death Proof

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2007
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson
What's it about?
Death Proof, which was conceived as part of Grindhouse, a two-film project that also included Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, is Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Australia’s dusty, violent V8-fuelled exploitation films of the '70s. Action legend Kurt Russell (Escape from New York) stars as Mike, a psychopathic stuntman who stalks his voluptuous victims in his "death proof" car, which he uses as as murderous weapon. But when he sets his sights on a group of young women led by Zoë Bell (who did the stunts for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill), he is met with furious retaliation.

Watch/Read the original Movie show review
SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

SBS: Bloody Bromance: Tarantino
SBS 2: Bloody Bromance: Rodriguez

Road Games

10:20pm, SBS 2

M
Australia, 1981
Director: Richard Franklin
Starring: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
What's it about?
Road Games follows Pat, a truck driver on his way to Perth through the desolate Australian Nullabor Plain to deliver meat. Pat and "Hitch", a young hitchhiker (scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis), suspect a strange-acting van driver to be a serial killer and start playing with him a dangerous game of cat and mouse, with deadly stakes.

SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

The Matchmaker

12:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Israel, 2010
Director: Avi Nesher
Starring: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir
What's it about?
During the summer of 1968, young Arik Burstein goes to work for a matchmaker who has survived the Holocaust. As Arik begins to learn the personal stories of his new clients, he comes to appreciate the restorative power of love. Nominated for the Gold Hugo for Best Feature at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.

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Tuesday, 3 November

Niloofar

12:20am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Iran, 2009
Director: Sabine El Gemayel
Starring: Nayereh Farahani, Mobina Aynehdar, Amir Aghai
What's it about?
Niloofar is a twelve-year-old girl whose dream is to read and write, but she lives in a village where education is only for boys. When Niloofar's father promises her in marriage to an older man, she runs away. A narrative about the soul-crushing restraint of rural traditions and growing up female in a world where gender inequality rules.

 

Wednesday, 4 November

Planet Terror

8:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2007
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Freddy Rodriguez
What's it about?
Planet Terror is the other half of the Rodriguez-Tarantino double-bill project Grindhouse, and has got all your B-grade movie needs covered. When an experimental gas is accidentally released at a remote military base in Texas, it turns millions into zombies out to kill. Sexy stripper Cherry – who after being mutilated by a zombie transforms her body into a powerful weapon – her shady ex-boyfriend, a strong-willed doctor and the local sheriff must join forces to survive.  

Watch/Read the original Movie Show review
SBS 2: Bloody Bromance: Rodriguez

Scanners

10:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Canada, 1981
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane
What's it about?
David Cronenberg's mindblowing Scanners launched a genre in itself – "body horror". Scanners are people with extraordinary telepathic powers, who can read people's minds, make them mad or even explode. Darryl Revok, a rebellious scanner, is the leader of an underground movement and decides to wage a war against a weapons manufacturer who uses people of his ilk for their dastardly purposes.

 

Thursday, 5 November

20 Moves

9:30pm, SBS 2
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PG
Canada, 2014
Director: Harvey Glazer
What's it about?
20 Moves explores how the world’s best selling puzzle toy “The Rubik’s Cube” came to market and the impact it had on the world around it. The little cube that could has gone on to inspire, entertain and in fact change the world for the better. From the effect it had on free market trading in former communist countries, to group theory mathematics and the phenomenon of speed cubing, at forty years old the cube is just getting started, and it has a long life ahead of it.

Full Metal Jacket

9:35pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1987
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Adam Baldwin, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matthew Modine
What's it about?
Stanley Kubrick's 1987 masterpiece follows a group of soldiers undergoing a gruelling eight-week Marine induction/training course under the no-nonsense Sgt Hartman. On completion of their training, many of the Marines are sent to Vietnam. Private Joker is a military journalist working for the U.S. armed forces newspaper, Stars and Stripes. During the Tet Offensive in 1968, Joker who wears a peace badge and at the same time has the words "Born To Kill" scrawled on his helmet, is sent into the field, where he meets up with Cowboy from his training days.

Watch the original 5-star Movie Show review

 

Friday, 6 November

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

8:30pm, SBS
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MA15+
USA, 2003
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu
What's it about?
Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, once part of a group of world-class female assassins, until her employer and husband, Bill (David Carradine), and other members of the group turn against her and have her shot. Five years later, she awakens from her coma, and the child she carried in her womb is gone. She heads off around the world on a roaring rampage of revenge, with plans to kill each person involved, saving Bill for the grand finale.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 5-star review
Watch interview with Quentin Tarantino

SBS Bloody Bromance season: Tarantino

13 Assassins

10:00pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Kôji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya
What's it about?
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

Read 4-star review
SBS 2: Kung Fu Fridays season

She Killed in Ecstasy

11:00pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany, 1970
Director: Jesús Franco
Starring: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller
What's it about?
A doctor conducts controversial medical experiments on human embryos to reduce the rate of cancer among humans. His peers call him a charlatan and deregister him, and the act sends him on a downward spiral.

Sebbe

12:30am, SBS
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M
Sweden, 2010
Director: Babak Najafi
Starring: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Kenny Wåhlbrink, Eva Melander, Adrian Ringman, Emil Kadeby
What's it about?
Sebbe is a 15-year-old loner who cops abuse from schoolyard bullies and his own stressed-out single mum. He finds solace in a local junkyard where he develops his talent for invention. However, as Sebbe’s isolation grows so does his loneliness, and when his mother finally fails him, his whole world comes crashing down. Winner of Best Debut Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Saturday, 7 November

True Grit

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 2010
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges
What's it about?
A powerful story of vengeance and valour set in an unforgiving and unpredictable frontier where justice is simple and mercy is rare. Mattie Ross, is determined to avenge her father's blood by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Just fourteen, she enlists the help of Rooster Cogburn, a one-eyed, trigger-happy U.S. Marshall with an affinity for drinking and hardened Texas Ranger LaBoeuf to track the fleeing Chaney. Despite their differences, their ruthless determination leads them on a perilous adventure that can only have one outcome: retribution.

Will the new True Grit live up to its title?
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SBS Coen Brothers Season

Winter's Bone

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2010
Director: Debra Granik
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt.
What's it about?
Ree Dolly, an unflinching Ozark teenager, hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact and save their home from being repossessed. Nominated for four Oscars at the 2011 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Read 4-star review
Why You Should Watch: Winter’s Bone

Backroads

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Australia, 1977
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Bill Hunter, Gary Foley, Zack Martin
What's it about?
The first feature by Phillip Noyce (Rabbit Proof FenceBone CollectorThe Quiet American) is a tale of two outsiders on the run – one white, one black – heading for nowhere fast in a stolen car. Shot on location in north western NSW, Backroads features Bill Hunter in his earliest lead role, and Gary Foley, Koori political activist. An Australian cult film.

Watch Marc Fennell's interview with director Phillip Noyce in The Movie Show

We Are the Night

11:20pm, SBS 2
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MA15+
Germany, 2010
Director: Dennis Gansel
Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich
What's it about?
One night, 18 year-old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the freedom, the luxury and the parties. But soon the murderous blood-lust of the other vampires proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop.

The Network

3:50am, SBS
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M
UK/Afghanistan, 2013
Director: Eva Orner
What's it about?
In 2002, Kabul emerge from five years of Taliban terror in ruins. This documentary follows the inspiring story of the Mohseni family, as they return to Afghanistan to help rebuild their country. They knew nothing about the media, but they were passionate about giving the Afghan people a voice that had been taken away from them for so long. TOLO TV has grown to be Afghanistan's largest and most successful television networks. But as the country faces the impending withdrawal of foreign troops, and with security rapidly deteriorating, the team behind TOLO TV are set to face their biggest challenge yet. 

 

Sunday, 8 November

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

1:30am, SBS 2
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MA15+
Mexico/Spain, 2011
Director: Henning Carlsen
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Ángela Molina, Emilio Echevarría
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Nobel prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, this is the story of El Sabio who has just celebrated his 90th birthday. To celebrate he seeks the company of a 20 year old prostitute, who is selling her virginity to help her family. But instead of sex he discovers a deep connection with her, and reflects on finding love for the first time in his life.