• Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name, leaving SBS On Demand in August. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Don't miss your chance to watch these standout movies and documentaries leaving SBS On Demand this month.
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SBS Movies

31 Jul 2020 - 3:43 PM  UPDATED 31 Jul 2020 - 4:50 PM

To view a complete list of films expiring soon, click here.

For a list of all titles (including TV and more documentaries) leaving SBS On Demand during August, click here.

 

The Tall Man (Leaves SBS On Demand Saturday 1st August)

M
Australia, 2011
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Tony Krawitz
What's it about?
The Tall Man is the Walkley Award-winning documentary about the events on Palm Island that follow the death of local Indigenous man Cameron Doomadgee. On the morning of November 19, 2004, Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for public nuisance. An hour later he lay dead in a watchhouse cell. This film interviews the family, friends and residents of the community on the island as they struggle to understand what happened to Cameron and the tragic events that subsequently followed his death. 

The Tall Man: Review (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Loving (expires 2/8)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp
What's it about?
The story of Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Negga, in an Oscar-nominated performance), an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud).

Joel Edgerton talks 'Loving', Cathy Freeman and 'feeling judged'

Call Me By Your Name (4/8)

M
Italy, France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English, Italian
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
What's it about?
Elio Perlman (Chalamet) is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father (Stuhlbarg) hires a handsome doctoral student (Hammer), the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), from an Oscar-winning screenplay written by James Ivory and adapted from the novel by André Aciman.

Luca Guadagnino talks 'Call Me By Your Name'
Timothée Chalamet reveals the secrets of 'Call Me By Your Name'
Call Me By Your Name review: Story of first love is a cinematic swoon

Wadjda (4/8)

M
Saudi Arabia, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Reem Abdullah
What's it about?
A rebellious Saudi girl (Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle. The story is tailored to highlight the pressures and difficulties faced by women in Saudi Arabia, with a rare glimpse into the lives of women behind closed doors and the warm relationships between mothers and daughters. Nominated for a 2013 BAFTA award for Best Film Not In The English Language.

Wadjda: Haifaa Al-Mansour interview
Wadjda review: A film about female triumph

Lion (5/8)

M
Australia, UK, USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham
What's it about?
A five-year-old Indian boy (played by Sunny Pawar, and as an adult by Dev Patel) gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple (Wenham & Kidman) in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Nominated for six 2017 Academy Awards (including Best Picture), and one of the most commercially successful Australian-made films of all time.

Director Garth Davis on his first feature film 'Lion'

A Ghost Story (5/8)

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Language: English
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Will Oldham, Liz Cardenas Franke, Sonia Acevedo
What's it about?
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. From David Lowery, director of Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Old Man And The Gun.

'A Ghost Story' Haunts Without Scaring (Sundance Review)

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara in 'A Ghost Story' (2017)

The King's Speech (10/8)

M
UK, 2010
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle
What's it about?
After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie (Firth), who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Rush). Winner of Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards.

The King's Speech review: Full of wit, grace and emotion

Hell or High Water (10/8)

MA15+
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham
What's it about?
After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Pine) and Tanner (Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves on the radar of Marcus (Bridges), a Ranger looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Bridges).

Hell or High Water review: A haunting, humanist western

'Hell or High Water' was a high point of 2016.

Dallas Buyers Club (13/8)

MA15+
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Steve Zahn, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto
What's it about?
1986, Texas. Homophobic womaniser Ron Woodruff (McConaughey, in an Oscar-winning performance) is completely oblivious of AIDS, even as it spreads through the world, terrifying the public. So when Ron contracts HIV, he is blindsided. Given just 30 days to live, he tries in vain to be included in the AZT drug trial. Ron seeks out other untested, alternative medications in Mexico, and establishes an underground network of drug supply for the growing increasing numbers of HIV and AIDS. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.Wild, Big Little Lies).

Dallas Buyers Club: Interview
Dallas Buyers Club: Review

The Piano (13/8)

M
New Zealand, 1993
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Jane Campion
Starring: Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill
What's it about?
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada (Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair (Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his acquaintance, George (Keitel), leading to life-altering conflicts. Written and directed by Jane Campion, who won an Oscar for the film's original screenplay and became the second woman ever nominated for Best Director.

The Piano: Original 1993 Movie Show review (David & Margaret: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
Movie Show interviews with Jane Campion, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill and Harvey Keitel

March of the Penguins (13/8)

G
France, 2005
Genre: Documentary, Family
Language: English
Director: Luc Jacquet
What's it about?
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this Oscar-winning documentary. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Still Alice (14/8)

M
USA, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae, Alec Baldwin
What's it about?
Fifty-year-old Alice Howland (Moore, whose performance won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actress) leads a seemingly perfect life, with a happy marriage and three grown children, and a successful career as a renowned linguistics professor. However, that life is turned upside down when she starts forgetting words, before receiving a devastating diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. This puts Alice and her family through the test, as she struggles to remain the woman she once was.

Julianne Moore on Still Alice, on getting inside the mind of Alzheimer's sufferers

Charlie's Country (15/8)

M
Australia, 2013
Genre: Biography
Language: English
Director: Rolf de Heer
Starring: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford
What's it about?
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie (Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stronghold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. Directed by Rolf De Heer, who collaborated with Gulpilil previously on The Tracker and Ten Canoes

Charlie’s Country: Review (⭐⭐⭐⭐)

Mama Africa (17/8)

PG
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama, Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Featuring: Miriam Makeba, Harry Belafonte, Kathleen Cleaver, Nelson Mandela
What's it about?
Mama Africa is the biography of Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, the voice and the hope of Africa. From director Mika Kaurismäki (brother of Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.)

The September Issue (19/8)

PG
USA, 2009
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: R.J. Cutler
Featuring: Anna Wintour
What's it about?
Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue for 20 years, is the most powerful and polarising figure in fashion. Director R.J. Cutler delivers a rare insider account of the nine months leading up to the printing of the highly anticipated September issue of the magazine, which promises to be the biggest one ever. At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington. Through them, we see close up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.

The September Issue review: Rag trade doc a portrait of grace under pressure

Takeover (19/8)

M
Australia, 1979

Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What's it about?
This documentary observes the profound effect on an Aboriginal community of political and bureaucratic decisions made far away. Although specific to time and place, the film is timeless and universal in its observations of a conflict between an Indigenous minority and a powerful government.

 

Anger Within: Jonah Lomu - A Rugby Legend (21/8)

M
France, 2013 
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frederic Khan, Stephane Le Goff
What's it about?
Jonah Lomu is without a doubt the most famous rugby player of all time. His physique, his power, his speed and his determination helped revolutionise the game around the world. From the violence and poverty of southern Auckland to the glamour of international rugby to painful and lonely days of dialysis, friends and family reveal Lomu like never before.

Mary and Max (22/8)

PG
Australia, 2009
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animation
Language: English
Director: Adam Elliot
Voice Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries
What's it about?
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary (voiced by Collette), a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max (voiced by Hoffman), a forty-four-year old obese man living in New York. From Adam Elliot, creator of the Oscar-winning 2003 short Harvie Krumpet, and nominated for Best Film at the 2009 AFI Awards.

Mary and Max Review: An achingly beautiful character study of an enduring friendship (⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2)

Biggie and Tupac (24/8)

MA15+
UK, 2002
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Nick Broomfield
What's it about?
In 1997, rap superstars Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, The Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop's infamous east-west rivalry. Nick Broomfield's (Kurt & Courtney) film introduces Russell Poole, an ex-cop with damning evidence that suggests the LAPD deliberately fumbled the case to conceal connections between the police, LA gangs and Death Row Records, the label run by feared rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.

Man on Wire (26/8)

PG
UK, 2008
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, French
Director: James Marsh
What's it about?
A maverick, a dreamer, an artist: Philippe Petit is all of these things and more. On a slightly windy day in the summer of 1974, a lone figure appeared high above the heads of the people of Manhattan, balancing perfectly on a high wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. For almost an hour, Petit danced on the wire, ignoring the pleas from police to get down, simply rejoicing in his artistic expression. Winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Man on Wire: Interview

Lantana (27/8)

M
Australia, 2001
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Ray Lawrence
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Armstrong, Vince Colosimo, Barbara Hershey, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
A psychiatrist (Hershey) fears her husband (Rush) to be the married man with whom one of her male clients is having an affair. Meanwhile, a female client (Armstrong) suspects her husband (LaPaglia), a detective, is also being unfaithful. When the psychiatrist goes missing, the detective is put on the case and soon uncovers a tangled web of intrigue and deceit.

Lantana: 2001 Movie Show Review (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from both David and Margaret, 2001)

Eye in the Sky (28/8)

M
UK, 2016
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Language: English
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen
What's it about?
London based military intelligence officer Colonel Michelle Madden (Mirren) is set to remotely command a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists from their safe-house in Nairobi, Kenya. The carefully planned mission suddenly escalates from a 'capture' to a 'kill' operation when Madden realises that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission, which would result in the catastrophic deaths of many innocent civilians. 

Eye In The Sky review: Drone thriller right on target

Pet Sematary (29/8)

MA15+
US, 1989
Genre: Drama, Horror
Language: English
Director: Mary Lambert
Starring: Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist
What's it about?
Dr. Louis Creed's (Midkiff) family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life - with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable. Based on the novel by Stephen King.

Pet Sematary (1989)

A Royal Affair (31/8)

M
Sweden, 2012
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Language: Danish, French, German
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Trine Dyrholm, Alicia Vikander
What's it about?
A young queen (Vikander), who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with his physician (Mikkelsen) – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. 2013 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

A Royal Affair Review: A captivating tale of betrayal, political intrigue and doomed love

After the Storm (31/8)

M
Japan, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa, Satomi Kobayashi, Sosuke Ikematsu
What's it about?
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. From acclaimed director Hirokazu Koreeda (ShopliftersLike Father Like Son).

Amistad (31/8)

M
USA, 1997
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Stellan Skarsgard
What's it about?
Based on actual events in 1838, this is the story of captured African slaves who took over their transport ship in a bloody revolt with the hopes of returning back to their homeland. After the slaves are caught and imprisoned, their leader, Cinque (Hounsou, in an Oscar-nominated performance), unable to understand the language or court system of America, tries to communicate his desire to return home to his defense lawyer, Roger Baldwin (McConaughey), and former slave Theodore Joadson (Freeman). The men plead for help with their groundbreaking court case from former president John Quincy Adams (Hopkins).  

Anomalisa (31/8)

MA15+
USA, 2015
Genre: Drama, Animation
Language: English
Director: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Starring (voice cast): David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
What's it about?
Suffering an identity crisis, middle-age writer Michael (Thewlis) meets up during his one-night visit in Cincinatti with an old flame, who has never gotten over him dumping her, and a woman named Lisa (Leigh), who has come to hear him speak at a seminar and who gives Michael new inspiration for life. From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

'Anomalisa' review: A Tender, Human Animation
Charlie Kaufman's animation feature 'Anomalisa' is adult-only

Cemetery of Splendour (31/8)

M
Thailand, 2015
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: English, Thai
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Starring: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi
What's it about?
In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be cured, and forms a telepathic bond with one of them. From Apichatpong Weerasathul, director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Cemetery of Splendour

Danger: Diabolik (31/8)

M
France, Italy, 1968
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Language: Italian
Director: Mario Bava
Starring: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi, Claudio Gora
What's it about?
International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them. From legendary Italian genre director Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Planet of the Vampires).

Diving (31/8)

M
France, 2017
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Starring: Gilles Lellouche, María Valverde, Marie Denarnaud, Ibrahim Ahmed
What's it about?
This is the story of love between Caesar (Lellouche) and Paz (Valverde). Paz, a Spanish photographer, has a thirst for encounters, experiences and travels, while Caesar, a former war reporter, wishes to retreat from the tumult of the world. Paz is pregnant, this prospect suffocates her. She seems to be getting farther away from Caesar every day, as if obsessed by something that escapes her. Until the day she disappears, leaving her child and Caesar without any real explanation.

Fences (31/8)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Denzel Washington
Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen Henderson
What's it about?
In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father (Washington, in an Academy Award-nominated performance) struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family. Based on the acclaimed stage play of the same name, and featuring Viola Davis' Oscar-winning performance for Best Supporting Actress.

Fences review: Denzel Washington builds a towering achievement

Get Low (31/8)

M
USA, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Aaron Schneider
Starring: Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Lucas Black
What's it about?
For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush (Duvall). Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. It's not your usual funeral for the dead Felix wants. On the contrary, he wants a 'living funeral', in which anyone who ever had heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in.

Get Low: Aaron Schneider interview
Get Low Review: Duvall shines in engaging tale of guilt and redemption.

Gomorrah (31/8)

MA15+
Italy, 2008
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Italian
Director: Matteo Garrone
Starring: Gianfelice Imparato, Tony Servillo, Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino
What's it about?
Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, this is an inside look at Italy's modern-day crime families, told through the stories of five individuals who think they can make their own compact with the Camorra. Winner of the Grand Prize at Cannes in 2008, and five European Film Awards, including Best Film. 

Gomorrah review: A no-frills account of the realities of mob life

In Order of Disappearance (31/8)

MA15+
Norway, 2014
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: Norwegian, Swedish
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Stellan Skarsgård, Peter Andersson
What's it about?
Introverted, hard-working snowplow driver Nils (Skarsgård) has just been named Citizen of the Year, when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils uncovers evidence of his son's murder; an innocent victim of local crime boss, The Count (Ganz). Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a bloody quest for revenge that inadvertently ignites a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiralling ever higher and higher.

In the Aisles (31/8)

M
Germany, 2018
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: German
Director: Thomas Stuber
Starring: Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Henning Peker
What's it about?
After the shy and reclusive Christian (Transit's Franz Rogowski) loses his job, he starts to work for a wholesale market. Bruno (Kurth) from the Beverage aisle takes him under his wing and quickly becomes a fatherly friend to him. He shows him the ropes and patiently teaches him how to operate the fork lift. In the aisles he meets 'Sweets'-Marion (Toni Erdmann's Sandra Hüller), and is instantly smitten by her mysterious charm. 

'In the Aisles' Captures The Transformative Power of Workplace Relationships

Kiki, Love to Love (31/8)

MA15+
Spain, 2016
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: Spanish
Director: Paco León
Starring: Belén Cuesta, Candela Peña, Natalia de Molina, Alexandra Jiménez, Paco León
What's it about?
In present day Madrid, against a scorching summer heatwave, five tales of love and lust unfold, in this Spanish remake of the 2014 Australian comedy The Little Death.

Life’s too short to fight says 'Kiki, Love to Love' star Natalia de Molina

Kung Fu Hustle (31/8)

M
China, 2004
Genre: Comedy, Action
Language: Cantonese
Director: Stephen Chow
Starring: Stephen Chow, Feng Xiaogang, Wah Yuen, Zhi Hua Dong, Kwok-Kwan Chan
What's it about?
In a Shanghai slum nicknamed Pig Sty Alley, residents and business owners cower in the presence of a cruel landlady (Yuen Qiu), but at least take comfort from the fact that their poverty-stricken neighbourhood is largely left alone by the city's criminal gangs. All that changes when the notorious Axe Gang muscles in and begins a war that looks to have only one possible outcome. The locals' only hope appears to be Sing (Stephen Chow), a small-time operator whose impersonation of an Axe Gang member sparked the trouble. Nominated for a 2006 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Little Men (31/8)

PG
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ira Sachs
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina
What's it about?
Jake (Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (García), threatens to become contentious. From Ira Sachs, writer and director of Love Is Strange and Keep The Lights On.

'Little Men' Review: Insightful New York Indie Tackles Gentrification
Ira Sachs on his characters' humanity, working with kids in 'Little Men', and marriage equality

Love Me If You Dare (31/8)

M
France, 2003
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Yann Samuell
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Elodie Navarre, Thibault Verhaeghe
What's it about?
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children - a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.

Mean Creek (31/8)

MA15+
USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Language: English
Director: Jacob Aaron Estes
Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck
What's it about?
George (Peck) is the school bully. When Sam (Culkin) tells his older brother Rocky (Morgan) that George hit him at school, revenge plans are hatched. The plan is to invite George on a trip down the river with friends Marty (Mechlowicz), Clyde (Kelley) and Sam's girlfriend Millie (Schroeder), and humiliate him. But in this new environment, Sam sees George in a whole different light and wants to call the whole thing off.

Mean Creek: Review

Mean Creek

mother! (31/8)

MA15+
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer
What's it about?
A couple's (Lawrence, Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The controversial latest feature from Darren Aronofsky, director of The WrestlerBlack Swan and Requiem For a Dream.

The Motorcycle Diaries (31/8)

M
Argentina, USA, 2004
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Biography
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Walter Salles
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De La Serna, Mercedes Morán
What's it about?
This acclaimed film is based on the written memoir of Che Guevara. In January 1952, the almost 30-year-old biochemist Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna) and his younger friend, the 23-year-old student close to finishing his medical degree, Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), set off from Buenos Aires on an old but treasured Norton 500 for an adventure through Latin America. By the time they get to Machu Pichu, the middle class young men have begun to see Latin America through eyes that have been opened to poverty and oppression, big business and the sheer hardship of daily life. 

The Movie Show reviews The Motorcycle Diaries. The Movie Show Episode 36 2004

Mustang (31/8)

M
Turkey, France, 2015
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish
Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
Starring: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan
What's it about?
Young orphaned Turkish girl Lale (Sensoy) and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. However, the ‘immorality’ of their play sets off a scandal. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instead of attending school, the girls are forced to learn homemaking skills, and talks of arranged marriages begin. Discontented, the five sisters who share a common passion for freedom find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards.

Deniz Gamze Erguven interview

Narc (31/8)

MA15+
USA, 2002
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Busta Rhymes, Dan Leis
What's it about?
Suspended undercover narcotics officer Nick Tellis (Patric) is reluctantly drawn back into the force to find out the truth behind the murder of a young Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty. Nick is teamed with the slain officer’s partner Henry Oak (Liotta), who will stop at nothing to avenge his death. But as the case unravels, the dark underbelly of the world of narcotics reveals itself in surprising and devastating ways.  

Neruda (31/8)

M
Chile, Argentina, 2016
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Spanish
Director: Pablo Larraín
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba
What's it about?
It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda (Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau (Bernal) to arrest the poet, who tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril (Morán). From Pablo Larraín, acclaimed director of Jackie (2016) and No (2012).

Latino powerhouses Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Larraín re-team for another must-see movie

Rosalie Blum (31/8)

M
France, 2016
Genre: Comedy
Language: French
Director: Julien Rappeneau
Starring: Noemie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Anemone, Philippe Rebbot
What's it about?
Vincent Machot knows his life by heart. He shares it between his hair dressing salon, his cousin, his cat, and his too-invasive mother. But life sometimes holds surprises, even for the most prudent of people... He crosses paths with Rosalie Blum by accident. She is a mysterious and solitary woman whom he is sure he has already met. But where? Intrigued, he decides to follow her everywhere, in the hope of knowing more about her.

Safety Not Guaranteed (31/8)

M
USA, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, Karan Soni
What's it about?
When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees (Plaza, Soni and Johnson) to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth (Duplass), a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he’s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.

Safety Not Guaranteed: Colin Trevorrow interview
Safety Not Guaranteed Review

The Counterfeiters (31/8)

MA15+
Germany, 2008
Genre: Drama, Crime, War
Language: German
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Starring: August Diehl, Karl Markovics, Devid Striesow
What's it about?
Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch (Markovics) is an expert Jewish counterfeiter enjoying the good life until he’s sent to Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. Sally manages to survive for five years before transfer to Sachsenhausen, where he is assigned to produce perfect forgeries of British and US banknotes for the Third Reich. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2008.

The Counterfeiters review: A stunning piece of cinema

The Guilty (31/8)

M
Denmark, 2018
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Language: Danish
Director: Gustav Moller
Starring: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen
What's it about?
Police officer Asger Holm (Cedergren), demoted to desk work as an alarm dispatcher, answers a call from a panicked woman who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the phone as his only tool, Asger races against time to get help and find her.

'The Guilty': High-Concept, Low-Budget, Muscle-Tensing Thriller

Man on the Train (31/8)

M
France, 2002
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: French
Director: Patrice Leconte
Starring: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Pascal Parmentier, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Edith Scob
What's it about?
A man, Milan (Hallyday) steps off a train, into a small French village. As he waits for the day when he will rob the town bank, he runs into an old retired poetry teacher named M. Manesquier (Rochefort). The two men strike up a strange friendship and explore the road not taken, each wanting to live the other's life.

The Man On The Train: Review

The Man On The Train

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (31/8)

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Mira Nair
Starring:  Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Martin Donovan, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland
What's it about?
From Award-winning director Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding), and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, this film explores bias and the phenomenon of globalisation. A young Pakistani man (Ahmed) who is chasing corporate success on Wall Street soon finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. 

The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Interviews with Mira Nair, Riz Ahmed and Liev Schreiber
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Review: An accurate reflection of post-9/11 realities.

The Score (31/8)

M
USA, 2001
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Language: English
Director: Frank Oz
Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett
What's it about?
Career thief Nick Wells (De Niro) is about to mastermind a nearly impossible theft that will require his joining forces with a clever young accomplice (Norton). The unlikely alliance, arranged by Nick's longtime friend and fence, Max (Brando), interrupts Nick's plan to retire from crime and settle down with his fiancee, Diane (Farmer). Worse - it requires that Nick violate his most important rule: always work alone.

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