8.30pm, Nine, NBN
M. 2009. Oscar winner for Sandra Bullock as a selfconfident Southern matron who takes an uneducated black teenager under her wing and into her family. Under her coaxing, he excels as a student and at football. Bullock is great but the film’s patronising attitude to blacks by noble whites is grating. 8.30pm, Gem
M. 1997. Cab driver Mel Gibson has a conspiracy theory for every day of the week. At first, Julia Roberts doesn’t want to get involved but soon realises even paranoids may have something to fear. Shonky plot delivers the goods. 8.30pm, Movie One
PG. 2011. Oscarnominated best picture, based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, charts the unlikely friendships in the 1960s when black maids help a white woman write a book about their lives and hardships. Tate Taylor directs. Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
M. 2010. Mournful saga of life in a 1940s French town, as seen through the eyes of a boy, living above the cafe of the title, as the German occupation draws to a close. Good drama directed by Manuel Poirier. Bernard Campan, Cecile Rebboah.