The Pelican Brief
2:11:13

The Pelican Brief

7Flix June 23, 2018

Media arts

Literature

11-12
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A young female law student endangers her own life while solving one of the most significant crimes in history.

A young female law student endangers her own life while solving one of the most significant crimes in history.

Man of Steel
2:07:31

Man of Steel

Nine June 30, 2018

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as a human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to ...

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as a human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to destroy the planet.

Everything Must Go
1:32:39

Everything Must Go

SBS World Movies August 6, 2019

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Nick Halsey is a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. On the same day that Nick is fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to ...

Nick Halsey is a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. On the same day that Nick is fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all of his possessions on the front lawn. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line - or more properly, on the lawn - reluctantly holding a garage sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival. Based on a short story by Raymond Carver.

Tim Winton's The Turning
1:27:31

Tim Winton's The Turning

ABC February 23, 2014

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi-award winning author Tim Winton. The ...

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi-award winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people's lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community.

Shakespeare Uncovered
51:40

Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II with Derek Jacobi

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 10, 2013

Literature

English

9-10
11-12
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Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political ...

Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.

Myths and Monsters
45:34

Myths and Monsters: Change and Revolution

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel September 13, 2018

Literature

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

Shakespeare Uncovered
51:57

Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II with Derek Jacobi

Season 1 Episode 3 Foxtel Arts October 17, 2016

Literature

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political ...

Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.

Tim Winton's The Turning
9:10

Tim Winton's The Turning: Family

ABC November 3, 2018

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight ...

When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight they have been carrying around their whole lives.

Murder on the Orient Express
1:43:14

Murder on the Orient Express

Seven October 13, 2019

Literature

Media arts

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this Agatha Christie whodunnit, follow the renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) as he attempts to solve what would become one of the most infamous crimes in ...

In this Agatha Christie whodunnit, follow the renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) as he attempts to solve what would become one of the most infamous crimes in history.

Licence to Kill
2:07:15

Licence to Kill

9Gem March 31, 2020

Literature

Media arts

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When James Bond 007 swears revenge on a drug lord who killed his best friend, a CIA agent, M officially releases him from service. This means that Bond has to act without the ...

When James Bond 007 swears revenge on a drug lord who killed his best friend, a CIA agent, M officially releases him from service. This means that Bond has to act without the protection of the British Secret Service and his license to kill.

Adoration
1:37:14

Adoration

SBS World Movies April 10, 2020

Literature

English

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the ...

For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy. Based on the Doris Lessing novella, The Grandmothers. Alternative title: Two Mothers.

The Book Club
28:40

The Book Club: April 2014

ABC April 1, 2014

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic ...

Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic -The Quiet American by Graeme Greene.

Shakespeare Uncovered
52:17

Shakespeare Uncovered: Hamlet with David Tennant

Season 1 Episode 6 Foxtel Arts April 16, 2016

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English

9-10
11-12
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In Hamlet, David Tennant, whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role - from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent ...

In Hamlet, David Tennant, whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role - from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent Jude Law. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to unravel the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered by many to be the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote. David Tennant surprised when he took on the role of Hamlet - most did not know that he had trained in and worked for many years at the Royal Shakespeare Company. But that didn't mean he wasn't scared stiff at the prospect of taking on the legendary role. Now he takes up the challenge of unravelling the story and trying to uncover what it is about it that has made Hamlet the most famous of all of Shakespeare's plays. He revisits his own performance, alongside his director Greg Doran, and he meets up with other actors who have tackled the role. With the historian Justin Champion he tries to enter the mindset of the 16th century audiences who would have watched this story and he discovers how different generations of actors, directors and scholars have interpreted the play. What he discovers is that Hamlet is a play full of questions rather than answers - but they are the questions we all continue to ask ourselves to this day. Questions about who to believe, who to trust, how to live and how to love, how to understand life and how to face death. What all the actors who have played it seem to share is that the process of acting the role is deeply and profoundly personal - and perhaps that is why audiences also feel that the play touches them more than any other play before or since.

Floating Lives
1:53:00

Floating Lives

SBS October 2, 2017

Literature

Intercultural understanding

English

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family ...

This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family life separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet shows the similarities in emotions experienced by people everywhere. Adapted from Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu's award-winning short story, Boundless Rice Field. Directed by Phan Quang Binh Nguyen and stars Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc and Dustin Nguyen.

Myths and Monsters
43:18

Myths and Monsters: Love and Betrayal

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel September 6, 2018

Literature

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

Myths and Monsters
43:01

Myths and Monsters: The Wild Unknown

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 23, 2018

Literature

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

Myths and Monsters
42:26

Myths and Monsters: The End of All Things

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel September 20, 2018

Literature

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

A journey through the mythic landscape of Europe, revealing the origins of the most famous legends this continent has produced and exploring why they have endured so long.

Tim Winton's The Turning
7:25

Tim Winton's The Turning: Damaged Goods

ABC October 20, 2018

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just ...

Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just 'damaged goods' that her husband wanted to rescue.