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12 Jan 2017 - 2:08 PM  UPDATED 19 Jan 2017 - 1:32 PM

Monday 16 January

Escobar: Paradise Lost

Watch now at SBS On Demand

Belgium, France, Spain, 2014
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Andrea Di Stefano
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet
What's it about?
Young surfer Nick thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria. It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar.

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Tuesday 17 January



UK, 1979
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Franc Roddam
Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone
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.

Quadrophenia (1979)

Wednesday 18 January



Norway, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist
What's it about?
Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and Russia where no man traveling in modern times. Old runes take on new meaning when the secret they uncover is more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

Made in America

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

USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Jay-Z, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, Janelle Monae, Rita Ora
What's it about?
A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival, created by rap superstar Jay Z.

Ron Howard and Jay-Z

Thursday 19 January

[Rec] 2

Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

Spain, 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Starring: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra
What's it about?
A group of teenagers break into a quarantined zone that has been besieged with demon-possessed zombies. The teenagers film the subsequent blood bath with camcorders, Blair Witch-style. Meanwhile, a trigger-happy SWAT team shoots anything that moves. Winner of four Spanish Gaudí Awards in 2010, including Best Visual Effects.

Black Robe

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

USA, Canada, Australia, 1991
Genre: Western, Action, Drama, History
Language: Cree, English, Latin
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Lothaire Bluteau, Aden Young, Sandrine Holt
What's it about?
In the harsh winter of 1634, a Jesuit priest and a young companion are escorted through the wilderness of Quebec by Algonquin Indians to find a distant mission. The Jesuit experiences a spiritual journey while his young companion falls in love with the Algonquin chief's beautiful daughter underneath the imposing and magnificent mountains. Dread and death follows them upriver.

Watch The Movie Show's original review


Friday 20 January

Mr. Turner

8:40pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

UK, 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: English
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
What's it about?
Mr Turner explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

2014 Cannes Film Festival: Mr. Turner - Review
Mr Turner Review
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Tai Chi 0

Watch now at SBS On Demand

China, 2012
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Qi Shu, 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 Ka-fai interview
Tai Chi 0 Review

The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

Italy, 1974
Genre: Horror
Language: Italian
Director: Sergio Grieco
Starring: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco
What's it about?
An Italian epic in which a demented Mother Superior and a rabid collection of mentally disturbed and sex-crazed sisters lose their habits and morals with equal gusto.


Saturday 21 January

Dead Europe

8:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

Australia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Greek
Director: Tony Krawitz
Starring: William Zappa, Ewen Leslie, Eugenia Fragos
What's it about?
Photographer Isaac's father's death in suburban Sydney reveals the schism in his family and prompts a return to his parent's village in Greece, where he learns something of his father's cursed history. Over the course of his travels – from Greece to Paris to Budapest – Isaac is forced to confront the anti-Semitism of the past, the embedded bigotry in the bones of Europe and the nature of inherited guilt.

Dead Europe set to challenge audiences
Dead Europe Review

Alien 3


UK, USA, 1992
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Horror
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Pete Postlethwaite
What's it about?
After escaping from the alien planet, the ship carrying Ellen Ripley crashes onto a remote and inhabited ore refinery. While living in the ore refinery until she is rescued by her employers, Ripley discovers the horrifying reason for her crash: an alien stowaway. As the alien matures and begins to kill off the inhabitants, Ripley is unaware that her true enemy is more than just the killer alien.

Alien 3 review: Wonderfully scary

The Descent

Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

UK, 2005
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
What's it about?
An all-women caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. 


Sunday 22 January

Buck and the Preacher

9:30pm, NITV

USA, 1972
Genre: Comedy, Action, Western
Language: English
Director: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Cameron Mitchell
What's it about?
In Western classic Buck and The Preacher, one of the first films directed by an African-American, ex-soldier Buck works as a trail guide at the end of the Civil War, helping freed slaves find places in the West where they can settle. But a ruthless gang of outlaws try to stop him and keep the people travelling with Buck working as slaves. When Buck meets a con man calling himself the Preacher, the two men band together against the gang.


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