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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box Oct 15

Today’s Number One Film:

The Revenant, 4.30pm Fox Action Ch 561 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Deliverance, Django Unchained or The Road. The film that took the 2016 Best Lead Actor, Director and Cinematography Oscars (and Best Actor and Picture Golden Globes) may be the most perfectly made film so far this century.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

An excellent documentary (Landfill Harmonic, 9.20am HBO) almost made the cut but gave way to even more excellent feature narratives.Most music lovers and all human beings should nor just enjoy but sing along with OnStage: Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert (5.30pm DTV), with the lanyap, at 7.30pm, of Lennon’s last interview with the BBC.All three of today’s picks – and the first one in the “Just Nosed Out” section – might legitimately lay claim to the title of BEST FILM OF THE DAY.

Today’s Number One Film:

Hell or High Water, 9pm HBO2. Watch this if you liked No Country for Old Men, Sicario or the German crime thriller The Silence. The Scottish director of Starred Up’s Western crime drama was nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar, BAFTA & Golden Globe and Best Picture and Actor Oscar & Golden Globe – and the only wonder is why BAFTA limited it so severely.

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​A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

Today’s Number One Film:

Manchester by the Sea, 2pm HBO Caribbean. Watch this if you liked Boys Don’t Cry, Blue Valentine or Moonlight. The winner of the 2016 Best Screenplay and Best Lead Actor Oscars and BAFTAs, Best Actor Golden Globe was also nominated in nearly every category for all the major awards – and earned a Metacritic score of 96 out of 100. This is a film any serious movie lover must see – but not one many will be said to enjoy.

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​A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

Today’s Number One Film:

A Clockwork Orange, BEST FILM OF THE DAY 12.42 midday HBO Plus. Watch this if you liked Blade Runner, American History X or Children of Men. Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s novel has the same ending as the US version of the book – and few cinefiles would argue against that last, strangely loving shot of Malcom McDowell’s face contorted dreadfully as he imagines evil actions.

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​A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

If it had not been picked a couple o’ months ago, the first instalment of BC on TV’s all-time favourite film (The Godfather Part I BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 4.15pm Prmt) would certainly have got the nod; bad timing that Fox Classics screened Part II last Sunday. For families who have not seen them, today offers a great chance to see, in the right order, a couple of terrific animated flicks (Finding Nemo, 1.27pm Max; Finding Dory, 9pm HBOF).

Today’s Number One Film:

The Wrestler, 5.20pm Fox Action. Watch this if you liked Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter or The Hurt Locker. Because it is set in the cheapest, darkest edges of the world of professional wrestling, the story has a great level of curiosity/interest for even the most anti-sport movie of anti-sport movie haters; but the film that won the Best Actor BAFTA for Mickey Rourke (he was also nominated for the Oscar) belongs to Rourke, in the end, middle and beginning.

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