When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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13 Jul 2016 - 2:07 PM  UPDATED 27 Jul 2016 - 2:01 PM

Monday 18 July

Convict

9:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
Australia, 2014

Genre: Crime
Language: English
Director: George Basha, David Field
Starring: David Field, George Basha, David Roberts
What's it about?
Ray finds himself serving two years for manslaughter by the same government he served and fought for. He is sent to a prison built by the original convicts. From the day that he arrives, he is given special attention. He is pushed mentally and physically. He has to learn how to navigate his way around the internal politics and turf wars that exist inside the prison just to survive.

Convict Review

Bronson

11:25pm, SBS 2

MA15+
United Kingdom, 2000

Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Tom Hardy, Matt King, Kelly Adams
What's it about?
In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took centre stage.

Bronson Review

 

Wednesday 20 July

The Thing

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1982

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Language: English
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter
What's it about?
A group of American scientists undertaking research in the freezing depths of the Antarctic tundra discover an evil force that has the ability to shape-shift into whatever creature it kills. Once again sporting an excellent mullet, Kurt Russell stars as R.J. MacReady, the helicopter pilot who is forced to take a stand against this hostile alien force. Slated by critics at the time of its release, The Thing has since come to be recognised as a modern sci-fi masterpiece. 

Blood Glacier

10:30pm, SBS 2

M
Austria, 2013

Genre: Horror
Language: German
Director: Marvin Kren
Starring: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler
What's it about?
Loosely inspired by The Thing, an oozy red liquid from a melting glacier keeps turning the local wildlife into monsters in Mavin Kren's entertaining creature feature Blood Glacier. Set in the Austrian Alps, a group of scientists at climate research station must contend with this onslaught of sinister mutants. 

 

Thursday 21 July

Boyz n the Hood

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 1991

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: John Singleton
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube
What's it about?
Director John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood'. Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, with Ricky being the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him.

 

Friday 22 July

Tai Chi 0

10:25pm, SBS 2

M
China, 2012
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Shi Qi, Tony Leung, Stephen Fung
What's it about?
Young genius Yang Luchan travels to Chen Village to learn the forbidden secrets of martial arts, but quickly learns that the village is menaced by a formidable battalion of Steampunk soldiers. The villagers realise that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with their knowledge of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi 0: Tony Leung interview
Tai Chi 0 Review

My Dear Enemy

12:10AM, SBS 2

PG
South Korea, 2008

Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Korean
Director: Yoon-ki Lee
Starring: Do-yeon Jeon, Ha Jung-woo
What's it about?
Jobless, single and in her early thirties, Hee-su (Do-Yeon Jeon) is miserable. Desperate, she sets out to find her ex-boyfriend, Byeong-woon (Jung-Woo Ha), who owes her $3,500. Rather inconveniently, it turns out that Byeong-woon is also penniless, but he cheerfully claims he can get the money from a series of girlfriends. Suspicious, Hee-su decides to trail Byeong-woon as he makes the rounds of his varied lady chums, just in case he tries to deceive her. Thus the pair embark on a strange, nostalgic journey together.

 

Saturday 23 July

My Neighbour Totoro

5:25pm, SBS 2

PG
Japan, 1988

Genre: Animation
Language: English
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Tim Daly
What's it about?
The story follows Satsuke and Mai, two young girls who find their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls' mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.

Public Enemy Number 1 (Part 1)

11:40pm, SBS 2

MA15+
France, 2009

Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Language: French, Arabic, Spanish
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Cecile de France, Gérard Depardieu
What's it about?
The story of legendary French gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, and came to be known as French Public Enemy Number 1. Infamous for his bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned France, Canada and the USA. 

Public Enemy Number 1 (Part 2)

1:45am, SBS 2

MA15+
Canada, France, 2008

Genre: Thriller, Crime, Biography
Language: French, English
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
What's it about?
Jacques Mesrine is back in France after his brazen assault on the maximum-security prison from which he daringly escaped. Once again in police custody and facing stern justice for his crimes, the "man of a thousand faces" escapes directly from the courtroom after kidnapping the judge at gunpoint. As Mesrine continues to author his own legend through the media and his own memoirs, he becomes a household name and anti-hero across all of France. 

Sunday 24 July

The Legend of Sarila

1:00pm, SBS 2

PG
Canada, 2013
Genre:
Animation
Language: English
Director: Nancy Florence Savard
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Rachelle Lefevre, Dustin Milligan
What's it about?
In 1910 Far North, the sudden disappearance of local animals leaves an Inuit community on the brink of famine. In defiance of the clan shaman Kilik (voiced by Christopher Plummer), three young Inuits and their adorable lemming sidekick set off in search of Sarila, a promised land said to be rich in fish, game and fruit, in order to save their clan from starvation.

Shooting Dogs

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Germany, United Kingdom, 2006

Genre: Drama, History
Language: English, French, German
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz
What's it about?
An exhausted priest and a young idealistic teacher find themselves caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and must choose whether to stay with the thousands about to be massacred or flee to safety.

 

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