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One Mil­lion Years BC Noon, Gem ★★ PG. 1966. Our stoneage an­ces­tors eke out a pre­car­i­ous liv­ing scroung­ing food as di­nosaurs prowl the land. Okay re­make of the old Vic­tor Ma­ture block­buster pales be­sides the tech­ni­cal wiz­ardry of Juras­sic Park, though Raquel Welch in a pre-his­toric bikini beats Spiel­berg hands down. John Richard­son. The Ghost Writer 7.30pm, Show­time Pre­miere ★★★ M. 2009. Ghost writer Ewan Mc­gre­gor be­comes trapped in a web of po­lit­i­cal in­trigue when he is hired to write the mem­oirs of a former prime min­is­ter. Ro­man Polan­ski di­rects an en­sem­ble cast that in­cludes Pierce Bros­nan and Kim Cat­trall through this taut psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller. Faith 9.30pm, SBS TWO ★★ M. 2010. A group of Mus­lim Ber­lin­ers con­sider their op­tions when choos­ing be­tween re­li­gious ad­her­ence and the more open life of the Ger­man so­ci­ety they have joined. Rou­tine drama that sheds lit­tle new light on the sub­ject. Carlo Ljubek, Jeremias Acheam­pong. Madame Sata 11.10pm, SBS TWO ★★ MA. 2002. Madame Sata is the name given to ho­mo­sex­ual, drag queen, tough guy and mur­derer Lazaro Ramos who haunts the slums of Rio when not serv­ing time in jail. This caus­tic real-life por­trait spares us lit­tle of the vi­o­lent world he in­hab­ited be­fore his death in the 1970s. Re­pul­sive, of­ten un­pleas­ant drama will not warm you to the char­ac­ter or his story. Marcelia Car­taxo.

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