Mr flicks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TUESDAY EXTRA -

Movie of the Week 9.30pm, 7TWO

M. 2007. Sprawl­ing saga about an oil ty­coon, played by Daniel Day Lewis, who de­servedly won a Best Ac­tor Os­car for his ef­forts. But it’s not an easy movie to like. Com­bin­ing themes of 20th-cen­tury Amer­i­can en­trepreneur­ship, fam­ily and evangelical re­li­gion, it moves too eas­ily into pre­ten­sion to be a mas­ter­piece, yet it re­mains in the mem­ory for days. Pow­er­ful and dis­turb­ing film­mak­ing. Paul Dano. 9.30pm, Go!

AV. 2003. Much Gothic res­o­nance here as leather-clad fig­ures flit from scene to scene in a war be­tween the vam­pires and the were­wolves. Fight­ing is done not by bit­ing but with or­di­nance im­pres­sive enough to do Dirty Harry proud. There’s not much heavy weaponry in the way of story so the whole thing has the im­pact of a pop gun. Kate Beck­in­sale. 9.30pm, SBS TWO

MA. 2007. Rus­sian fan­tasy bor­rows from Hans Chris­tian An­der­son’s Lit­tle Mer­maid fa­ble about a girl who has pow­ers over na­ture and be­lieves her­self ca­pa­ble of mak­ing dreams come true. At its best a melange of un­usual episodes, which don’t con­nect to a per­fectly sat­is­fy­ing whole, it will ap­peal to lovers of quirky ro­man­tic fare, the likes of French cult favourite Amelie. Masha Sha­laeva, Yev­geni Tsyganov.

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