A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 22 July 2018

Today’s Number One Film: **Locke 1.50pm MaxPrime BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Unfriended, Snowpiercer or the original Michael Caine/Laurence Olivier Sleuth. The best film comparison to represent Steven “Eastern Promises” Knight’s wonderful, and wonderfully tense, film is probably 12 Angry Men, the classic film of conflict set in a murder trial jury room. Locke is even more claustrophobic: apart from a very few establishing shots, the entire film takes place in the front seat of a BMW driving from Birmingham to London.

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A trifecta of the best films on DIRECTV

Today’s Number One Film:

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, 3pm The DIRECTV Channel. BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Wild Bunch, The Proposition or No Country for Old Men. Spaghetti Westerns are to many a serious film buff what one-day cricket is to the Test aficionado: a lot of fun, perhaps, but too flawed to take seriously.

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