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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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18 Nov 2015 - 5:29 PM  UPDATED 30 Nov 2015 - 9:31 AM

Monday, 23 November

Drive

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

MA15+
USA, 2011
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks
What's it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best - drive.

Read 4-star review
Why You Should Watch: Drive 
SBS 2: Motorhead Mondays

The Cars That Ate Paris

10:20pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 1974
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Kevin Miles
What's it about?
The residents of a small Australian town survive by causing traffic accidents, stripping the cars and stealing the valuables. When Arthur and his brother, George, have the misfortune of going through Paris, they become victims as well. George is killed in the accident, and Arthur is sent to a hospital where he struggles to remember how he arrived. Meanwhile, the mayor has difficulty with Paris' younger residents, who have grown unpredictable lately.

Best of Times

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

M
Thailand, 2009
Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon
Starring: Sansanee Wattanakul, Yarinda Bunnag, Arak Amornsupasiri
What's it about?
Keng is a mild-mannered vet sentenced to do community work for drink driving. He is assigned to teach seniors how to use computers. Before long, he finds himself playing a part in the blossoming romance of two of his pupils. Meanwhile, Keng is having relationship troubles of his own - he is in love with his best friend’s ex-wife. Thailand’s nomination for the 2010 Academy Awards.

 

Tuesday, 24 November

Louise-Michel

1:20am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France/Belgium, 2008
Director: Gustave de Kervern, Benoét Delépine
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Albert Dupontel, Benoét Poelvoorde
What's it about?
In this radical and endearing black comedy, a group of retrenched female factory workers decide to pool their compensation money… and hire a hit man to liquidate their boss. Winner of the Special Jury Prize World Cinema at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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Wednesday, 25 November

From Dusk Till Dawn

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

MA15+
USA, 1996
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek
What's it about?
This follows the story of two dangerous outlaws, who kidnap a family and head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. Before long it becomes apparent that the place they've entered is not your average seed bar; the entire place to teem with vicious, blood-sucking vampires. With the odds stacked greatly against them, the Gecko brothers are forced to team up with their hostages if they stand any chance of getting out alive.

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

Bride of Re-Animator

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

MA15+
Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
What's it about?
The mad Dr. Herbert West returns in this terrifying sequel, set eight months after the events of Re-Animator. Dr. West and Dr. Cain continue their strange experiments, this time attempting to create the perfect woman by joining the legs of a hooker and the womb of a virgin to the heart of Dr. Cain's dead girlfriend. A grisly and witty tribute to The Bride of Frankenstein.

Seven Billiard Tables

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

PG
Spain, 2007
Director: Gracia Querejeta
Starring: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Enrique Villén
What's it about?
An engaging drama about the fallout from the death of a billiard hall owner. Angela, a single mother, inherits her father's decrepit billiards hall and sets about restoring it to its former glory while dealing with old emotional wounds that have re-opened since returning home. Winner of the Best Screenplay and Silver Seashell awards at the 2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival, and the 2008 Goya Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

Stella

2:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2008
Director: Sylvie Verheyde
Starring: Jeannick Gravelines, Karole Rocher, Laëtitia Guerard, Mélissa Rodriguès, Léora Barbara, Benjamin Biolay, Johan Libéreau, Guillaume Depardieu
What's it about?
Paris, 1977. Sassy and streetwise 11-year-old Stella knows poker better than grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There, she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her parents' bar. Nominated for Best Film at the 2008 Ghent International Film Festival, and winner of Best Screenplay.

 

Friday, 27 November

Pulp Fiction

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

M15+
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
What's it about?
In this Quentin Tarantino cult classic, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge master fixer Winston Wolfe and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny".

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 5-star review
Watch original Cannes 1994 interviews with Quentin Tarentino and his cast
Read: Pulp Fiction is still one bad MF’er of a movie 
Comment: 20 years after Pulp Fiction, Tarantino still hasn't realised his full potential
SBS Bloody Bromance season: Tarantino

Shaolin

10:00pm, SBS 2

M
China, 2011
Director: Benny Chan
Starring: Fan Bingbing, Nicholas Tse, Andy Lau, Jackie Chan
What's it about?
Set in the early 20th century, China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords fight to expand their power. General Hou is at the centre of the struggle with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians. When Hou is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man, he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks at their hidden mountain temple. Nominated for four Hong Kong Film Awards in 2012.

Shaolin: Growth through discipline
Shaolin Review
SBS 2: Kung Fu Fridays Season

Henry & June

11:30pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1990
Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros
What's it about?
While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.

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Saturday, 28 November

Fargo

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

MA15+
USA, 1996
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi
What's it about?
In 1987, car salesman Jerry Lundegaard arranges the mock kidnapping of his wife to extort money from her family. He hires two men to fake the assault, but things go horribly awry. Enter Marge Gunderson, the pregnant Police Chief, whose quick wit belies her slow speech, as she investigates a triple murder on the outskirts of her town.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show 5-star review
Watch Cannes interview with the Coen Brothers, Steve Buscemi and Frances McDormand 
From Fargo to Fink: The adaptability of Coen Bros movies

SBS Coen Brothers Season

Young Adult

9:35pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 2012
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt
What's it about?
Mavis Gary is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart. However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate, who has also found it difficult to move past high school.

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Big Bad Wolves

1:00am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand 

MA15+
Israel, 2013
Director: Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshales
Starring: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad
What's it about?
A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

 

Sunday, 29 November

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1979
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. 

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Marathon

Che: Part One

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

M
France/Spain/USA, 2008
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac
What's it about?
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Che: Part One & Two Review

Romantics Anonymous

1:40am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France/Belgium, 2012
Director: Jean-Pierre Améris
Starring: Isabelle Carré, Benoét Poelvoorde, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, Pierre Niney, Lorella Cravotta
What's it about?
Angelique is a gifted chocolate maker whose treats are famous throughout the town, but her uncontrollable shyness leads her to take a sales assistant role at The Chocolate Mill. Her new workplace is owned by Jean-Rene, who suffers a similar bashfulness – especially when it comes to intimacy. Sparks fly when the two meet, but will they overcome their timidness and admit their sweet affection for one another?

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