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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.

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