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7 Dec 2016 - 2:36 PM  UPDATED 16 Dec 2016 - 3:29 PM

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The Impossible

M, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring:  Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Geraldine Chaplin
What's it about?
Oscar nominee Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as real-life couple Maria and Henry, whose family was among the hundreds of thousands caught in the grips of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time: the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Don't miss this harrowing tale of survival, made even more terrifying and realistic thanks to phenomenal sound effects and cinematography. 

What We Do in the Shadows

NZ, USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Language: English
Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Starring: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer 
What's it about?
Get in quick to experience the highs and lows of life as a vampire in a New Zealand share house. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement lead a top notch cast in this laugh riot. 

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

Kill the Messenger

USA, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Michael Cuesta
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen
What's it about?
A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

The Dark Horse

NZ, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: James Napier Robertson
Starring: Cliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance
What's it about?
The true story of New Zealand chess champion Genesis Potini (Cliff Curtis), a man who, despite having to face challenges on his own, finds purpose teaching chess to the children in his community in the hope of helping them avoid a life of crime and violence.

James Napier Robertson on The Dark Horse and the new wave of New Zealand cinema
The Dark Horse Review

Monty Python's Life of Brian

UK, 1979
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Terry Jones
Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
What's it about?
It's the silly season, so why not mark the occasion with Monty Python's timeless tale of a would-be messiah. 

In the House

France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer, Bastien Ughetto
What's it about?
The plot thickens in Francois Ozon's gripping domestic thriller about a teenager's voyeuristic excursions into a fellow classmate’s house. The boy keeps a diary about his exploits as a class exercise, which keeps his teacher enthralled. Inspired and confronted by the student, the teacher finds renewed joy in his job. Yet the teenager’s intrusion unleashes a series of uncontrollable events. 

In the House Review

Yolngu Boy

Australia, 2001
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Johnson
Starring: Sean Mununggurr, John Sebastian Pilakui, Nathan Daniels
What's it about?
If you missed it on NITV, you've got another chance to see this great Australian film. Botj, Lorrpu and Milika are three Yolngu teenagers 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. 

Yolngu Boy review: A truly impressive film

The Aura

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Fabián Bielinsky
Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Pablo Cedrón, Dolores Fonzi, Ricardo Darin
What's it about?
Ricardo Darin plays a shy taxidermist prone to epileptic fits in this cerebral thriller - the final film of Argentinian director Fabián Bielinsky. On a hunting trip in the Patagonian wilderness, The Taxidermist lets his imagination wander, as he concocts a scam for pulling off the perfect robbery. Before long, he gets a chance to make his dream a reality.

A Family

Denmark, 2010
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Starring: Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk, Jesper Christensen, Anne Louise Hassing
What's it about?
A successful gallery owner and her family are on the cusp of relocating to New York when her father's deteriorating health leads to a wrenching decision. Ditte calls off the move to New York in order to be with him and before long her own way of life hangs in the balance.

Mood Indigo

France, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: French
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy
What's it about?
Master of the surreal Michel Gondry renders a visionary romance in the story of delicate Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and kindhearted dreamer Colin (Romain Duris), whose rapturous romance is tested by an unusual illness that plagues Chloe. 

Mood Indigo Review

Knights of Badassdom

USA, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Fantasy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: Joe Lynch
Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn
What's it about?
Three best friends and dedicated roleplayers take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario as a live action role-playing game. Trouble arises when a prop spell book purchased from the internet ends up being a genuine grimoire and they unwittingly conjure up a blood-lusting succubus from hell. As you do. 

The Incite Mill: 7 Day Death Game

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", which turns out to be too good to be true. They are taken underground and imprisoned, in a murderous game that will last for a week.


France, USA, 1995
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon
What's it about?
Haters are gonna hate, but Paul Verhoeven's sleazy satire of Vegas stardom is worth your time. Watch it while you still can.

'Showgirls' is now available to watch online at SBS On Demand (and you're welcome)
Showgirls review: A vivid exploration of an ultra sleazy world

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
What's it about?
Michel Gondry's clever story of memory, romance and regret offers a pair of volatile lovers, Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet), the chance to erase their painful memories. 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review: Love story told beautifully and backwards

Take This Waltz

USA, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English 
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Wililams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman 
What's it about?
A married woman faces a difficult choice when she is instantly attracted to the handsome guy across the street. Over a hot Toronto summer, Margot (Michelle Williams), toys with throwing it all in for the exciting prospect of a fling with Daniel (Luke Kirby). She exercises restraint, for fear of hurting her loving husband Lou (Seth Rogan), but the tension only escalates the intensity of her feelings. 

Take This Waltz Review

The Crow

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?
Alex Proyas' film features the final performance of Brandon Lee, playing a rock star killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, then resurrected to exact revenge.

The Crow movie review

My Awkward Sexual Adventure

Canada, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Director: Sean Garrity
Starring: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manninen, Vik Sahay
What's it about?
When a guy is dumped for being a terrible lover, he enlists the help of an exotic dancer to make him improve his skills. He enters the world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlours, cross-dressing and S&M. This raunchy Canadian comedy is awkward and erotic in equal measure, and you'll never look at cantaloupes in quite the same way. 


France, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Alice Winocour
Starring: Soko, Vincent Lindon, Olivier Rabourdin, Chiara Mastroianni 
What's it about?
In 1855 Paris, a 19-year-old (Soko) becomes a sensation when she is featured as the star pupil of hysteria academic, Professor Charcot (Vincent Lindon). His studies of the baffling condition take a personal turn when focus of his studies soon becomes the object of his desire.

Watch an interview with Soko and director Alice Winocour

24 Hour Party People

UK, 2002
Genre: Drama, Biography, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: John Thomson, Steve Coogan
What's it about?
Transport yourself to a landmark moment in Brit music history, with Michael Winterbottom's story of Manchester's Factory Records. Cambridge-educated Granada TV presenter, Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is one of a handful of people attending an early Sex Pistols gig in Manchester in 1976. Inspired by this moment in rock history, he and some friends set up a unique record label, which signs a declaration in blood; it shall not bind its artists nor own their works. They sign up Joy Division (who go on to become New Order), and then come Happy Mondays. Wilson and co also open the most ambitious dance club ever, The Hacienda. It’s popular, but loses money in large quantities. By November 1992, the party’s over.  

24 Hour Party People is consistently amusing


UK, 2012
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Lena Heady, Olivia Thrilby, Domhnall Gleeson
What's it about?
Welcome to the future of one-stop law enforcement. In a violent metropolis, criminals rule the streets and 'Judges' who act as judge, jury and executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, whose goal right now is to rid the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of 'Slo-Mo' experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

Sleeping Beauty

Australia, 2011
Genre: Adult, Drama
Language: English 
Director: Julia Leigh
Starring: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake 
What's it about?
A local erotic thriller in which a university student Lucy (Emily Browning) takes a job as a 'sleeper' for hire, in a chamber at a high end erotic establishment. A series of men visit Lucy but she is unable to remember what happened.    

Sleeping Beauty Review



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