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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 21 January 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Edit*Black Mass, 9.05am HBO2 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Departed, Prisoners or Goodfellas. Viewed on the silver screen, upon its general cinematic release, it seemed impossible to imagine anyone denying Johnny Depp the Best Actor Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and every other award for his role as the real life Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger, perhaps Boston’s most infamous son (and the inspiration for the Jack Nicholson character in The Departed)

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 24 December 2017

Today’s Number One Film: *Steve Jobs, 5.29pm HBO Signature BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Locke, The Big Short or The Social Network. The only great mystery about Steve Jobs is how Michael Fassbender could be denied the Best Lead Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe, particularly in a year when Johnny Depp was NOT nominated for Black Mass – and Matt Firetrucking Damon was, for The Martian! Fassbender, easily the best white male actor since Sean Penn, is nothing short of superb. Watch this film

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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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