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25 Jan 2017 - 12:50 PM  UPDATED 25 Jan 2017 - 1:02 PM

Monday 30 January

Killing Them Softly

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 2012
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Vincent Curatola, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy
What's it about?
When rival crook Johnny Amato hatches a plan to rob a card game run by mob lackey Markie, he picks a low-rent thug named Frankie to do the job. Frankie picks a less-than-ideal partner to help him, but despite their combined incompetence, they manage to make off with the mob's money. In retaliation, Markie's bosses hire Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer, to eradicate those responsible.

Killing Them Softly review: Crafty heist thriller takes its cues from Wall Street

 

Tuesday 31 January

Turn Me On, Goddammit

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

MA15+
Norway, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian, English
Director: Jannicke Systad Jacobsen
Starring: Helene Bergsholm, Malin Bjørhovde, Henriette Steenstrup
What's it about?
One boring town. One teenage girl. One million hormones. 15-year old Alma lives with her best friend in a sleepy village in the mountains of Norway, and is consumed by her out-of-control fantasies. Yearning to escape and battling her hormones, she can’t help but dream about every man she meets. Until she meets Artur one day, and her daydreams turn into a reality.

 

Wednesday 1 February

The Blue Lagoon

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1980
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Drama
Language: English
Director: Randal Kleiser
Starring: Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern
What's it about?
This 1980 American romantic adventure film sees Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins star as two young children who are marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love.

Venus and Serena

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

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major
Starring: Venus Williams, Serena Willams
What's it about?
Venus and Serena takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through the prism of one year in their lives, the film tells the untold story of how these two great stars came to be and how they struggle to stay on top.

SBS On Demand: Sports Documentaries Marathon

Road Games

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Australia, 1981
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Franklin
Starring: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page
What's it about?
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway. 

 

Thursday 2 February

Juan of the Dead

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

MA15+
Spain, Cuba, 2011
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Language: Spanish
Director: Alejandro Brugués
Starring: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría
What's it about? 
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Hustle and Flow

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA 2005
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Director: Craig Brewer
Starring: Terrance Howard, Ludacris, Taraji P. Henson
What's it about?
With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp/drug dealer in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Hustle and Flow review: Terence Howard's performance makes this film

 

Friday 3 February

The Legend of Sarila

7:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

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.

Boyhood

8:40pm, SBS

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Tamara Jolaine
What's it about?
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is the story of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent in this ode to growing up and parenting.

Boyhood: Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane interview
Boyhood Review

Boyhood

K-20: The Legend of the Mask

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

M
Japan, 2008
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Language: Japanese
Director: Shimako Sato
Starring: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Toru Nakamura, Kanata Hongô
What's it about?
Framed for crimes he didn't commit, circus acrobat Hekichi Endo breaks out of prison to avoid a death sentence and takes on the guise of his enemy - K-20, the "Fiend with 20 Faces" - to clear his name and seek revenge. 

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Daughters of Darkness

11:55pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Belgium, France, Germany, 1971
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: Dutch, Spanish, English
Director: Harry Kümel
Starring: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet
What's it about?
Delphine Seyrig stars in this classic horror movie as Elizabeth Bathory, a sinister and ageless countess whose ancestor found eternal youth by bathing in the blood of 800 virgins. When the Countess and her beautiful young 'companion' seduce a troubled newlywed couple travelling from Belgium to England, they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire.

 

Saturday 4 February

Pulp Fiction

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

MA15+
USA, 1994
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
What's it about?
In this Quentin Tarantino cult classic, Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace; his actress wife, Mia; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge master fixer Winston Wolfe and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" and "Honey Bunny".

Comment: 20 years after Pulp Fiction, Tarantino still hasn't realised his full potential
Pulp Fiction is still one bad MF’er of a movie
Pulp Fiction review

Machete Kills

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Language: English, Spanish
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Amber Heard
What's it about?
Danny Trejo stars as ex-federal agent Machete Cortez, who is recruited by the U.S. President for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must travel to Mexico to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

 

Sunday 5 February

Half of a Yellow Sun

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

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Binyi Bandele
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton
What's it about?
The effects of the Nigerian-Biafran War from 1967-1970 is shown through the relationships between four people's lives. After the British leave and Nigeria gains its independence, the main characters' lives are torn apart. 

Half of a Yellow Sun: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton interview
Half of a Yellow Sun Review

Weiner

9:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2016
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Starring:
What's it about?
After resigning from Congress amid a sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner sets out to make a comeback in a 2013 campaign for mayor of New York City. Yet, as chronicled in this incisive documentary, his ambitions get derailed when a new scandal erupts.

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Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (Part 1)

12:20am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Alex Gibney
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Gina Gershon, Christine Baranski, Vincent D'Onofrio
What's it about?
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of his famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles.

 

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