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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 21 October 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

*Arrival, 2.40pm HBO Plus BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ex Machina or Inception. The French Canadian director who made us all sit up and take notice in 2010 with his first feature film, Incendies, and then rocked us back in our chairs in 2013 with Prisoners, and then bowled us right firetrucking over in 2015 with Sicario returned in 2016 to make us do all three in the same film – just much more slowly. It is perhaps not a film for everyone –

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 14 October 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Moonlight, 5.20pm HBO2 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Tangerine, Lady Bird or The Florida Project. Winner of the Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars and BAFTAs, the Best Picture Golden Globe and Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and other African-American Film Critics Association, Moonlight has a near-perfect score of 99/100 on www.metacritic.com, the most reliable online film criticism site, for the very good reason that it is a nearly perfect film: when your critics are forced to quibble about your three-part film being episodic, they’re genuinely clutching at straws

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 7 October 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Hombre, 7.10pm Fox Classics. Watch this if you liked Cool Hand Luke, The Wild Bunch or 3.10 to Yuma. A great, offbeat Western includes a contender for Paul Newman’s best role – including Cool Hand Luke and The Verdict – as the white Apache drawn into a Greek tragedy that reveals all that was wrong with Manifest Destiny. His performance as a man who chooses to live and die on his own terms could have given rise to the description “quiet intensity”.Based on an Elmore Leonard novel,

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 30 September 2018

Today’s Number One Film: The Imitation Game, 4.30pm Cinemax BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Theory of Everything, The King’s Speech or Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. A front-running contender for the Best Screenplay Ever Written – it deservedly won the 2015 Oscar – this masterful biography of Alan Turing, the man who in World War II invented the computers we all rely on today, runs backwards and forwards in time to explain, not just the sheer firetrucking size of his achievement

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TT Film Fest Film of the Day for Tuesday 25th September

Today’s film is:

Black Hair (Gabriella Bernard + Miquel Galofre/ 2018/ Trinidad & Tobago / Documentary short / 20 mins/ All ages) 6pm Screen 4, MovieTowne San Fernando.

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protagonist is credited as co-director, along with multiple

TTFF-winner, Miquel Galofre, of what might be the most talked about film

of the festival – even if the bit most talked about might not be in the

cut shown, probably because the filmmakers do not have the rights to

that portion of the film.Certainly there was enough of a national debate

over “black hair” and its harsh chemical “relaxing” for the discussion

to be taken to the TV Six Friday night television news.

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