NEW IN CINEMAS THIS WEEK
Us – A family’s peaceful routine is upset when it’s infiltrated by doppelgangers. From Jordan Peele, the writer-director of the excellently creepy Get Out.
Where Hands Touch – a non-Aryan teenager (Amandla Stenberg) tries to survive in Nazi Germany. Hopefully, it’s not as hammy as it looks in the trailer. Also starring Aussie actor, Abbie Cornish.
Lucifer– Malayalam language political thriller.
Five Feet Apart – Teenagers with life-threatening illnesses fall in love.
Dumbo – Tim Burton re-works the Disney original (1941) about a flying elephant. Starring Lucy de Vito, her father Danny and a starry supporting cast.
Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy – doco about the Detroit diva.
Rabb Da Radio 2 – Sequel to the popular drama about a Punjabi family during the 80s & 90s.
Arjun Suravaram– Crime thriller about a man accused of cheating banks. A curious reversal of the customary practice.
MOVIE MUSIC on 102.5 fm …or stream it at finemusicfm.com
Romeo & Juliet (1968); A Hero of Our Times (1955); Il Casanova (1976); Rocco & his Brothers (1960); The Godfather (1972)
Sunday 12 noon
The Aviator (2004); The Block Busters (1944); The Benny Goodman Story (1934); Fantasma d’Amore (1981); Ah! Quelle Belle Equipe! (1957); Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954); Farewell My Lovely (1975); Touch of Evil (1958); A Prairie Home Companion (2006); The Jungle Book (1967)
ON THE TELLY
Sunday 12. 15amFox Classics: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – in Mexico, three gold prospectors (Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt and Walter Huston) form an uneasy alliance. Directed by John Huston, and swamped by Max Steiner’s score.
Sunday Noon 9Gem: Wherever She Goes (1951)- Ealing Studios co-production with Australia; a low-budget biopic of the Australian pianist, Eileen Joyce, (who bookends the film) – her early life in Tasmania and Kalgoorlie. Suzanne Parrett is young Eileen, Muriel Steinbeck is mum, Nigel Lovell, dad; and George Wallace is a comedy-relief stage manager. A curio for film buffs and fans of Joyce’s talent.
Sunday 4.30pm 9Gem: The Vikings (1958) - Two Viking half-brothers (Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis) barge around the spectacular fjords of Norway in beautiful ships, pillage English coastal villages, and fight to the death for the favours of princess Morgana (Janet Leigh). Beautifully filmed by Jack Cardiff, plus a score by Mario Nascimbene …the musical ‘hook’ is pumped out by four French horns. Odin!