A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 3 June 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Locke 10.10am HBO Plus 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. The full cast numbers 12 – like the Angry Men – but you see only Tom Hardy as the titular Locke at the wheel of the Bima; all the others are just voices coming in on the car’s mobile phone. Out of that ultra-minimalist setup, Steven Knight

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

It’s fairly easy to name Martin Scorsese’s great work, Taxi Driver (4.25pm FoxClas), the BEST FILM OF THE DAY but really difficult to say which of the many fine films in contention deserve second place. Read more

A trifecta of the best films on Cable & DIRECTV

Today’s Number One Film:

The Artist, 7.15pm HBO Signature. Watch this if you liked Slumdog Millionaire, Intouchables or The Descendants. The silent French film (with English subtitles discernible even with the Spanish ones on DirecTV) that won the Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor Oscars, BAFTAs, Golden Globes (nominated Best Picture) and Césars, deserves every bit of the recognition it got.

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

Today’s number one film:

The Artist (Michel Hazanaicius/ 2011/ France-Belgium-USA/ Comedy-Drama-Romance/ 100 mins/ PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture/ Black & white), 12 midday Cinemax. Watch this if you liked

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