SBS ONE, Saturday, 9.30pm, AV15+ ( 2000)
This pseudobiographical look at one of the country’s most notorious criminals, Mark “Chopper” Read, is an extreme but rewarding experience. Based on the late Read’s best- selling books and meetings with the man himself, young director and screenwriter Andrew Dominik puts a complex spin on the myths behind Read’s violent underground activities in Melbourne and his time in Pentridge Prison. Eric Bana ( pictured) is brilliant as the criminal who alternates between composed uneasiness and searing rage. Unmissable.