A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 13 May 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Waltz with Bashir, 9.10pm Cinemax BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Fog of War, American Splendour or Frost-Nixon. Though the animation is eerily beautiful and enough of a reward in itself, its immense power is only realised at the very end, in the last few seconds, when the incredible good sense of making a documentary about war in a cartoon is revealed in an unforgettable sequence, the only non-animated portion of the film. With most of the narration and dialogue being in Hebrew and/or Arabic, and with English subtitles such an unpredictable quantity in Latin American cable/DIRECTV

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy YesmoviesStranger Than Fiction, 6.15pm The Film Channel. Watch this if you liked The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Pleasantville. In our cluttered modern mediascape, it is unusual to find anything that stands out at all, far less a young director original enough to be declared an auteur – but Marc Forster (b Switzerland, November 1968) is one, as his earlier films, Stay, Finding Neverland and Monster’s Ball substantiate.

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