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23 May 2016 - 9:59 AM  UPDATED 27 May 2016 - 11:09 AM

Monday 23 May

The Guard

9:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Ireland, 2011
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong
What's it about?
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

The Guard: John Michael McDonagh interview
The Guard: Crime comedy, Irish style
Read ★★★★ review
SBS 2: #WrongComs movie season

In the Loop

11:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2010
Director: Armando Iannucci
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini
What's it about?
In the lead up to sanctioning American and British military action in the Middle East, a gaffe by a minor British government minister gives hope to anti-war supporters. The politician and a staffer are sent to Washington to appease Britain’s ally, but they soon become pawns in the backroom dealings that are seemingly at odds with the reality of what is about to occur.

Read ★★★★ review

 

Wednesday 25 May

The Broken Circle Breakdown

8:50pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Belgium/Netherlands, 2012
Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Starring: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse
What's it about?
Bluegrass musicians Elise and Didier have been together for seven passionate years, but their bliss is shattered when their little girl Maybelle is diagnosed with a serious illness, and the stress and sorrow of undergoing treatment takes its toll on their relationship. 

Read ★★★★ review 
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season

Quadrophenia

10:55pm, SBS 2

MA15+
UK, 1979
Director: Franc Roddam
Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett
What's it about?
Jimmy is a teenager growing up in the first half of the 1960s: he rides through London on his scooter, pops pills, is mad about rock and roll and wears a Parka and Levis, nothing so extraordinary about that. But Jimmy's life comes to an aggressive climax during a violent holiday weekend confrontation between Mods and Rockers on Brighton beach.

SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Cool Musicals season

Quadrophenia (1979)
 

Thursday 26 May

Jedda

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

PG
Australia, 1955
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall
What's it about?
Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family, but as she grows up, she becomes confused over her heritage and place in the world and is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout", as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years.

 

Friday 27 May

Wu Xia

10:15pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2011
Director: Peter Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang
What's it about?
A sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master. 

Wu Xia Review

 

Saturday 28 May

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

5:15pm, SBS 2

PG
Japan, 1984
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Shia LaBeouf
What's it about?
Nausicaä, a gentle young princess, has an empathetic bond with the giant mutated insects that evolved in the wake of the destruction of the ecosystem. Traveling by cumbersome flying ship, on the backs of giant birds, and perched atop her beloved glider, Nausicaä and her allies must negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the world's precious natural resources.

Juice

9:20pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1992
Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
What's it about?
When an aggressive, charismatic Harlem teenager acquires a handgun, he convinces three of his friends to help him hold up a local store, a crime that he believes will help them gain respect. This robbery attempt leads to tragic consequences in this affecting drama.

Quartet

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

M
UK, 2012
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Starring: Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly
What's it about?
Dustin Hoffman directs Academy Award winner Maggie Smith, two-time Academy nominee Tom Courtenay and award-winning actor and comedian Billy Connolly in a mischievous comedy about life and love. Dirty little secrets stir up the reunion of a world-famous quartet when they get together for a one-off concert. An eccentric diva, her ex-husband, a lustful baritone, and the scatter-brained object of his desire make up a cast of vivid characters. Funny and touching, this is the story of four friends reconciled and revived by their love of applause.

Quartet: Pauline Collins interview
Quartet ★★★ ½ review
SBS: Music in Movies season

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

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

M
Australia, 1978
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring:  Tommy Lewis, Jack Thompson, Ray Barrett
What's it about?
Jimmie Blacksmith is taken in by a white Minister and his wife, and raised to 'assimilate' into polite white society. He takes a wife and earns a living on local farms. However, he cannot escape prejudice and oppression, and after a series of setbacks, Jimmie erupts with extreme violence.

Quentin Tarantino's favourite Australian movies
The legacy and controversy of 'The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith'

 

Sunday 29 May

Tudawali

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 1988
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Peter Fisher, Jedda Cole
What's it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda made a big impact on audiences and the Australian film industry.  

 

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