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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious-but-offensive stoner comedy (The Brothers Grimsby, 5.55pm MaxP) would have been in serious contention.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy The Motion Pictures.comShutter Island BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 6.40pm Fox Movies. Watch this if you liked Inception, Memento or The Matrix. A contender for Best American Film of 2010, and almost certainly the Most Imaginative, this is the film Martin Scorsese should have got the Oscar for, not The Departed; you spend the first four reels thinking, “WTF?” and the last reel going, “Wow!”

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, Jack Nicholson’s great gumshoe noir (Chinatown, 5.45pm FoxClas) would certainly have got the nod, but only because the better half of the best American movie ever made (**The Godfather Part II BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 8pm FoxClas) was picked recently.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy WikipediaBeasts of the Southern Wild, 6.25pm Golden. Watch this if you liked Moonlight, Melancholia or The Tree of Life. Perhaps the American film most relevant to life in Trinidad & Tobago, this little gem of independent feature narrative takes the viewer into, not Martha’s Vineyard or Napa Valley, but ‘the Bathtub’,

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​Sunday BC on TV – A trifecta of the best films on DIRECTV

For anyone lucky enough never to have seen the best American movie ever made, just like yesterday, both parts screen on Paramount: The Godfather Part I, 6pm, The Godfather, Part II, 9.35pm BEST FILM OF THE DAY; you are hardly likely to find a better way to spend six-and-a-half hours this year; perhaps ever.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy TV TropesThe Exorcist, 10pm Turner Classic Movies. Watch this if you liked The Omen, The Shining or the original Wes Craven A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If you’re lucky enough not to have seen either, The Godfather Part I (7pm Prmt) beats all comers any night except possibly for Part II (10.35pm Prmt) BEST FILM OF THE DAY – and they really constitute one film in two parts. They start outside of BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime but the first four episodes, fully half of the excellent first season of the English seaside police mystery-drama, Broadchurch, screen back-to-back from 4pm today on the DIRECTV Channel.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Roger EbertInside Out, 7.20pm HBO2. Watch this if you liked Wall-E, Wreck-It Ralph or Monsters, Inc. Though it doesn’t quite rise to the existential level of Up, or feature the spectacular animation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or the rock-solid characters of Toy Story or Finding Nemo,

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it hadn’t been picked recently and started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, the Ryan Gosling, um, vehicle, **Drive BEST FILM OF THE DAY (5.15pm, Max) would certainly have got today’s nod.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Cinemas OnlineCloser, 7.55pm Paramount Channel. Watch this if you liked The Hours, August: Osage County or My Blueberry Nights. Once you’re not impatient with any movie-pacing slower than Terminator 2’s, it’s hard to go wrong with a four-lead cast of Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen, all of whom are excellent.

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