Frankenstein and the Vampyre
52:04

Frankenstein and the Vampyre

FOXTEL Arts December 21, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva ...

A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.

Sherlock
1:28:19

Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC November 19, 2015

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9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An invitation to the wilds of Dartmoor brings our terrified heroes face to face with the supernatural. They need their wits about them as they do battle with a creature from ...

An invitation to the wilds of Dartmoor brings our terrified heroes face to face with the supernatural. They need their wits about them as they do battle with a creature from hell itself.

Sherlock
1:29:26

Sherlock: The Great Game

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC November 6, 2015

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9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A game of cat and mouse as a crazed bomber pits his wits against Sherlock. Who is behind these deadly puzzles?

A game of cat and mouse as a crazed bomber pits his wits against Sherlock. Who is behind these deadly puzzles?

Angela's Ashes
2:20:03

Angela's Ashes

Masterpiece May 29, 2015

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English

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children ...

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Alan Parker directs this heartbreakingly funny look at growing up in Ireland. A mother tries to keep her children alive while plagued by poverty, with Robert Carlyle as her alcoholic husband.

Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob
58:07

Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC September 23, 2014

History

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Literature

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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The 'Gang of Four' are at their peak. It's 1970, and Hughes, a psychedelic art pundit and lecturer, gets a phone call from New York. Time Magazine is offering him a job. He ...

The 'Gang of Four' are at their peak. It's 1970, and Hughes, a psychedelic art pundit and lecturer, gets a phone call from New York. Time Magazine is offering him a job. He moves there to become one of the greatest art critics ever. The Female Eunuch is published to critical acclaim, and Germaine finds herself staring down the personification of the masculine elite, Norman Mailer.

The Fault in Our Stars
1:55:21

The Fault in Our Stars

ELEVEN December 10, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a ...

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary cancer patients who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that begins a lifeaffirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
2:06:18

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Foxtel Premiere July 10, 2016

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Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to ...

Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

The Great Gatsby
2:16:25

The Great Gatsby

FOXTEL Premiere November 3, 2014

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn ...

Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy.

Sherlock
1:28:09

Sherlock: A Study In Pink

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 23, 2015

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9-10
11-12
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A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. She is the fourth in a series of seemingly impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows ...

A woman in pink lies dead in a derelict house. She is the fourth in a series of seemingly impossible suicides. DI Lestrade is the best Scotland Yard has got, but even he knows that there's only one man who can help.

Sherlock
1:28:28

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC December 3, 2015

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9-10
11-12
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James Moriarty, still out there in the shadows, challenges Sherlock to the ultimate test. There can only be one victor - has our hero finally met his match?

James Moriarty, still out there in the shadows, challenges Sherlock to the ultimate test. There can only be one victor - has our hero finally met his match?

As You Like It
2:28:54

As You Like It

Foxtel Arts April 17, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as ...

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing. A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Award-winning director Thea Sharrock (Equus, The Emperor Jones) directed at the Globe for the first time and on her first ever Shakespeare production. This production evoked traditional staging and costume.

Love's Labour's Lost
2:46:42

Love's Labour's Lost

Smooth/Arts March 18, 2019

Drama

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess ...

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academy'. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2:19:31

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7Mate October 27, 2019

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and ...

Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort send a shock wave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signalling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety; he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King
2:59:17

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King

GO! November 29, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam, who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Aragorn leads the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw the dark lord's gaze from Frodo and Sam, who are on the doorstep of Mount Doom with the One Ring.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2:47:15

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

GO! November 15, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest in order to destroy it.

In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit has been entrusted with an ancient ring. Now he must embark on an epic quest in order to destroy it.

Rumble Fish
1:30:27

Rumble Fish

SBS Viceland April 26, 2017

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola directs this unforgettable story of a young man's struggle to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished ...

Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola directs this unforgettable story of a young man's struggle to live up to his adored brother's reputation in an impoverished industrial town. Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke are Rusty James and The Motorcycle Boy, and lead an all-star cast including Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Diane Lane. This extraordinary adaptation of the best-seller by SE Hinton features a Golden Globe-winning score by Stewart Copeland of The Police, and reminds us that if you're going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go.

Schindler's List
3:06:58

Schindler's List

SBS March 26, 2016

Media arts

History

Literature

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and ...

This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.

Titus Andronicus
2:47:36

Titus Andronicus

Foxtel Arts October 2, 2016

Media arts

Literature

English

Drama

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of ...

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.