PG. 1992. Bruce Beresford drama set in the Deep South with Albert Finney a family patriarch abandoned by his wife and totally adrift. Daughter Kathryn Erbe tries to bring some order into the house but Finney may not be salvageable. Relaxed tale doesn’t really go anywhere, but Finney dominates as a desolate, dejected man. 8.40pm, Showtime 2
M. 2010. Office worker Ryan Kwanten is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life and is bullied by co-worker Toby Schmitz. By night he assumes the identity of Griff, roaming the dark streets to protect the innocent and the vulnerable from dangers that lurk in the shadows. Patrick Brammall, Maeve Dermody. 9.30pm, Go!
M. 2009. Excellent procedural thriller with Clive Owen as a driven, obsessed Interpol agent on the trail of an international bank with fingers in every pie, including corrupt ones. At each turn, the bank relentlessly finds a way to block his efforts, climaxing with an exciting final gun battle in New York’s Guggenheim Museum. Top thrills. Naomi Watts. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
M. 2009. Sweeping, glamorous – though somewhat uninvolving – look at a wealthy Milanese family, centring around Tilda Swinton as the wife of the industrialist head. The music, the visuals and the direction suggest something big is going on but we don’t really see it on screen. Flavio Pareti.