8.30PM, FOXTEL PREMIERE ★★★
Boxing movies don’t have to re-invent any wheels. But they must keep those wheels spinning. If Southpaw gets that job done while completing a familiar riches-to-rags-to-redemption trajectory, it is all due to Jake Gyllenhaal. His is a heavyweight performance in an otherwise junior-middleweight affair. Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a former undefeated champ who loses more than just his perfect record in the troubled twilight of his career.