GO!, Monday, 9.30pm, M ( 2011)
Aussie Joel Edgerton has been climbing further and further up the star ladder of late and this gritty, punchy film is one reason why. He plays Brendan, the estranged brother of Tommy ( Tom Hardy, pictured) and son of former pro- boxer Paddy ( Nick Nolte). The men have fighting in their veins and when money troubles hit home, they jump in the ring to compete in a tough mixedmartial arts tournament. But the cuts and bruises are only surface- level – it’s the emotional turmoil their alcoholic father inflicted on them as boys that run far deeper. Edgerton, Hardy and Nolte each deliver knockout performances.