A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 9 September 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Dunkirk, 6pm HBO. Watch this if you liked United 93, Saving Private Ryan or The Revenant. The director of Inception, Memento and the Dark Knight films returns, splendidly, to the form that had vanished in Interstellar.From

the very first frame, he captures the strange mix of horror,

excitement, violence and boredom that make up a war – as well as the

true story of one of the great humanitarian actions in modern history,

the rescue from the beach at Dunkirk of

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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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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it hadn’t been picked recently, Bill Murray’s existentialist-Buddhist comedy, **Groundhog Day BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 9pm Fox Classics, would certainly have got the nod.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy WikipediaParanormal Activity 9pm Studio Universal. Watch this if you liked The Blair Witch Project, Insidious or Poltergeist. This is an edgy, tense horror of the haunted house genre, with its huge atmosphere created by the handheld camera, faux documentary style made popular by The Blair Witch Project.

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