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23 Nov 2016 - 2:07 PM  UPDATED 7 Dec 2016 - 11:17 AM

Monday 28 November

Take This Waltz

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

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman
What's it about?
When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou, a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint.

Take This Waltz Review

 

Tuesday 29 November

24 Hour Party People

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2002
Genre: Drama, Biography, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: John Thomson, Steve Coogan
What's it about?
A highly charged and moving story of the spectacular rise and fall of Manchester's Factory Records, stable for Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays and the infamous Hacienda nightclub.

24 Hour Party People is consistently amusing.

Yolngu Boy

10:30pm, NITV
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M
Australia, 2001
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Johnson
Starring: Sean Mununggurr, John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels
What's it about?
A coming-of-age of three Aboriginal boys in Arnhem Land who once shared a dream of becoming great hunters. Now aged 14, only Lorrpu hasn't diverged. Botj is a lost soul in trouble with the law, and Milika is more interested in football and girls. One of the central themes of the film is the divide between the prosperity-driven, materialistic western ideal of life and the everyday reality faced by young Aborigines.

Yolngu Boy review: A truly impressive film

 

Wednesday 30 November

Dredd

10:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2012
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Lena Heady, Olivia Thrilby
What's it about?
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. 

 

Thursday 1 December

The Incite Mill: 7 Day Death Game

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

M
Japan, 2010
Genre: Thriller
Language: Japanese
Director: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Nagisa Katahira, Kin'ya Kitaôji, Tatsuya Fujiwara
What's it about?
From the creator of Japan’s smash horror hit Ringu, comes the terrifying story of ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job", but find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days. 

Dark Age

10:30pm, NITV
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MA15+
Australia, 1987
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Language: English
Director: Arch Nicholson
Starring: John Jarratt, Max Phipps, David Gulpilil
What's it about?
A giant crocodile is on the loose in the Northern Territory and it's up to a park ranger and two local guides to face up to the giant creature.

Tarantino on his favourite Aussie movies

 

Friday 2 December

The Impossible

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

M
Spain, USA, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
What's it about?
Maria, Henry and their three sons begin the winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. 

The Crow

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1994
Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Language: English
Director: Alex Proyas
Starring: Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis
What's it about?
Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven - watched over by a hypnotic crow - returns from the grave to exact revenge.

The Crow movie review

Norwegian Wood

11:10pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Japanese
Director: Anh Hung Tran
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Ken'ichi Matsuyamaa, Rinko Kikuchi
What's it about?
Toru Watanabe is a quiet and serious young man in 1960s Tokyo, whose personal life is in tumult, having lost his best friend Kizuki after he inexplicably commits suicide. Seeking an escape, Toru enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, during a walk in a park, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko, and they grow close. Naoko continues to be devastated by the loss of Kizuki and spirals into a deep spiral of depression.

Norwegian Wood Review

 

Saturday 3 December

What We Do in the Shadows

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

M
NZ, USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer 
What's it about?
Three flatmates, Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts. 

What We Do in the Shadows: Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement interview

Wish I Was Here

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

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin
What's it about?
A 35-year-old father and husband, Aiden Bloom is a struggling L.A. actor who hasn't had a part in years, and is still trying to find his identity. His wife Sarah (Kate Hudson) holds down a steady job, but money is tight for the family. One day they are forced to pull their kids out of private school when Aiden's dad is diagnosed with cancer. Aiden decides to home school his children, gradually discovering more of himself along the way.    

Garden State

10:35pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2004
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman
What's it about?
Andrew Largeman returns to his hometown for the funeral of his clinically depressed mother, a journey that reconnects him with some of his past friends. Because the trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants, he also begins to reconnect with himself. A chance meeting with Sam, a girl also suffering from various maladies, opens up the possibility of rekindling emotional attachments, confronting his psychologist father, and perhaps beginning a new life.

 

Sunday 4 December

Empire of Dirt

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

M
Canada, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Stebbings
Starring: Jennifer Podemski, Cara Gee, Luke Kirby
What's it about?
Three generations of women take centre stage as family drama and past mistakes are unearthed. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, determined that her daughter will not follow in her footsteps.

 

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