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.