Gritty, noir-ish tales of crime and punishment in these films showing every Saturday night throughout June.
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SBS Movies

2 Jun 2017 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 14 Jun 2017 - 2:38 PM

Saturday 3 June

Blood Ties

10:30PM, SBS

MA15+
France, 2013
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Guillaume Canet
Starring: Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana
What's it about?
In 1970s Brooklyn, brothers Frank (Billy Crudup) and Chris (Clive Owen) could not be any more different. Frank is a cop, while Chris is heavily involved in organised crime. In the end, they are still brothers though their relationship is tested when Chris is convicted for murder. When Chris gets out of a long stint in prison, he vows to remain straight, support his estranged wife Monica (Marion Cotillard) and kids. Frank, on the other hand, is struggling with his job at the NYPD, his family, and to his old flame, Vanessa (Zoe Saldana). As Chris tries to keep it together, he falls for Natalie (Mila Kunis) and starts to return to his old criminal ways, jeopardising both his new life and Frank's.

Saturday 10 June

Arbitrage

10:30PM, SBS

MA15+
United States, 2012
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Starring: Richard Gere, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, Josh Pais, Monica Raymund, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, William Friedkin, Bruce Altman, Chris Eigeman
What's it about?
A troubled hedge fund magnate (Richard Gere) desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Wall Street scams get personal in 'Arbitrage'

Saturday 17 June

Casino

10:30PM, SBS

MA15+
United States, 1996
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone
What's it about?
Film legend Martin Scorsese directs Academy Award winner Robert De Niro in this tale about the rise and fall of a Las Vegas gangster. Sharon Stone earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance as the gangster's slowly unravelling wife. Academy Award winner Joe Pesci is at his absolute best in an excellent supporting performance. A great film which exposes a fascinating world never seen by the average person.

Casino review

Saturday 24 June

Killing Them Softly

10:30PM, SBS

MA15+
United States, 2012
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Max Casella, Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt
What's it about?
Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld.

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