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Monday 22 May

To Die For

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

MA15+
USA, 1995
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Gus van Sant
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck
What's it about?
Nicole Kidman stars in this 1995 crime comedy-drama as Suzanne, a weathergirl on a local TV station who longs to be a high-flying star on Network television. When she feels that her middle-class husband (Matt Dillon) is holding her back, she decides to have him murdered by a teenage boy named Jimmy (Joaquin Phoenix).

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

10:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2014
Genre: Horror
Language: Farsi
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh
What's it about?
Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women. 

SBS VICELAND: Anti-hero season: Bringing out the best of the worst

 

Tuesday 23 May

Potiche

12:40am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2011
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini
What's it about?
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover, a former union leader.

Potiche Review

 

Wednesday 24 May

Excalibur

9:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
UK, USA, 1981
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Language: English
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay
What's it about?
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the round table of Camelot even as forces conspire to tear it apart.

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Sharknado

11:40pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Starring: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo
What's it about?
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorise the waterlogged populace.

'Sharknado 2' creates feeding frenzy on Twitter

Mother Fish

2:05am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Vietnamese
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Kathy Nguyen, Sheena Pham, Hieu Phan, Vico Thai
What's it about?
The story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, Mother Fish goes inside the mind of Kim, one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker Kim relives the harrowing sea journey that she and her sister undertook in a creaky river boat in search of a better life.

Mother Fish Review

 

Thursday 25 May

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

9:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Biography
Language: English
Director: Douglas Tirola
Starring: Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Richard Belzer
What's it about?
This documentary explores the hidden and forgotten secrets of the iconic National Lampoon. From the '70s to the '90s, the National Lampoon was the most outrageous comedy in print. The ground-breaking humour magazine pushed the limits of taste and acceptability, parodying everything from politics religion, entertainment and the American lifestyle. The print publication even branched out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revenues and iconic movies, including Animal House and The National Lampoons Vacation.

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead review: A wild look at the birth of modern American comedy

 

Friday 26 May

Summer Wars

7:45pm, NITV

PG
Japan, 2009
Genre: Animation
Language: English, Japanese
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Mitsuki Tanimura, Nanami Sakuraba, Sumiko Fuji
What's it about?
Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world's artificial intelligence in a position to destroy the earth. 

The Blues Brothers

8:35pm, SBS

M
USA, 1980
Genre: Music, Comedy, Action, Crime
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, James Brown
What's it about?
Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best – play music – so they get their old band together and they're on their way, while getting in a bit of trouble here and there.

SBS: Music in the Movies

Ray Charles, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in ‘The Blues Brothers’, airing Christmas Day on SBS World Movies.

Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection

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

M
Hong Kong, 2012
Genre: Fantasy
Language: Mandarin
Director:
Starring: Kun Chen, Xun Zhou
What's it about?
A supernatural fantasy film about passion, transformation and beauty. According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered to a demon, it can become a mortal and experience true life.

Painted Skin 2: The Resurrection Review

The Look of Love

11:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton, Imogen Poots
What's it about?
The true story of British adult magazine publisher and entrepreneur Paul Raymond. A modern day King Midas story, Raymond became one of the richest men in Britain at the cost of losing those closest to him.

The Look of Love Review

 

Saturday 27 May

Roger Waters: The Wall

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

UK, 2014
Genre: Music
Language: English, French
Director: Sean Evans, Roger Waters
Starring: Roger Waters
What's it about?
Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in this concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall is a concept film: it’ s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war.

Nightcrawler

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

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Dan Gilroy
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
What's it about?
This pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles sees Jake Gyllenhaal star as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of LA crime journalism. He soon joins a group of freelance camera crews who are always on the lookout for crashes, fires and murders to film. Aided by Nina, a veteran of local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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Nightcrawler Review

 

Sunday 28 May

Russell Brand: A Second Coming

10:30pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Ondi Timoner
Starring: Russell Brand
What's it about?
Actor, comedian and activist Russell Brand's journey from addict, self-proclaimed narcissist and Hollywood star living in the fast-lane to his current and unexpected role as political disruptor and newfound hero to the underserved. Criticised for egomaniacal self-interest, Brand injects his madness into the world and calls for revolution.

Brand: A Second Coming review

Russell Brand in Brand: A Second Coming (2015).
 

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