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Lov­ing Sky Pre­miere, 8.30pm Star­ring Ruth Negga, Joel Edger­ton. An un­der­stated story about an Amer­i­can in­ter-ra­cial cou­ple who were per­se­cuted in the late 1950s for mar­ry­ing. No grand speeches here, just a well-told story about a de­voted, or­di­nary cou­ple who be­came, some­what un­will­ingly, a bea­con for ra­cial equal­ity. The fact that this is an ac­cu­rately por­trayed true story makes it all the more uplift­ing and shock­ing. ★★★★★

South Paw TVNZ Duke, 8.30pm

Star­ring Jake Gyl­len­haal. Gyl­len­haal be­comes Billy ‘The Great’ Hope ju­nior mid­dleweight cham­pion in this heart­felt box­ing epic. It’s a com­mit­ted per­for­mance from Gyl­len­haal, but even he finds it hard to punch his way through a plot that tries to be gritty but comes across like a gi­ant marsh­mal­low. The end is never in doubt, mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble to de­liver a knock­out blow. ★★★

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