Schindler's List
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Schindler's List

SBS March 26, 2016

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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.

Othello
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Othello

Smooth/Arts March 4, 2019

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The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an ...

The republic of Venice employs Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. But for all his military success, Othello remains an outsider in the city, an object of racism, envy and mistrust. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by his lack of promotion, exploits Othello's ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and uncontrollable jealousy. With its racing concentrated plot and intense dramatic details, Othello is one of Shakespeare's most exciting, atmospheric and heartbreaking plays. By introducing to early 17th-century England a black character as complex as Othello, it is also one of his most extraordinary imaginative achievements.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King

GO! November 29, 2014

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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 Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

9Go January 19, 2019

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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious ...

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Much Ado About Nothing
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Much Ado About Nothing

Foxtel Arts April 21, 2016

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Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will ...

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

9Go May 4, 2018

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11-12
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an epic adventure with a spirited group of dwarves and a powerful wizard to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it ...

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an epic adventure with a spirited group of dwarves and a powerful wizard to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Titus Andronicus
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Titus Andronicus

Foxtel Arts October 2, 2016

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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.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

GO! November 15, 2014

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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.

Love's Labour's Lost
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Love's Labour's Lost

Smooth/Arts March 18, 2019

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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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Masterpiece August 14, 2014

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Tells the story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time.

Tells the story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

GO! November 22, 2014

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The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

The second instalment finds Frodo and Sam trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin.

The Tempest
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The Tempest

Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

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11-12
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Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

An Angel At My Table
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An Angel At My Table

STUDIO November 21, 2011

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Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

As You Like It
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As You Like It

Foxtel Arts April 17, 2016

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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.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
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Memoirs Of A Geisha

SBS World Movies July 12, 2016

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This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, ...

This visually stunning adaptation of Arthur Golden's bestselling novel transports us into a mysterious and exotic world that casts a potent spell. A house servant blossoms, against all odds, to become the most captivating geisha of her day. In 1929 an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo from a fishing village is sold to a Geisha house in Kyoto's Gion District and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head Geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo, until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the Geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a Geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned Geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue. As World War II loom, Japan and the Geisha's world are forever changed by the onslaught of history.

Spectre
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Spectre

Foxtel Premiere September 11, 2016

Literature

11-12
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A cryptic message from 007's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond uncovers the ...

A cryptic message from 007's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond uncovers the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Merry Wives Of Windsor
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Merry Wives Of Windsor

Foxtel Arts April 11, 2016

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Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Angela's Ashes
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Angela's Ashes

Masterpiece May 29, 2015

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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.