8.30PM, FOXTEL MASTERPIECE ★★★★
What is it that sets British director Danny Boyle apart from every other mainstream filmmaker? Where most promise escapism, Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) deals only in no-escapism. Adapted from the bestselling memoirs of Aron Ralston, 127 Hours is out to move viewers with the tale of a man who cannot move at all. After a hiking accident, Ralston (played flawlessly by an Oscarnominated James Franco) is trapped inside a canyon crevasse with his right arm pinned under an 800kg rock. What Ralston must do to survive borders on the unthinkable but, in Boyle’s assured hands, not the un-filmable. An inspired and inspiring cinema experience.