The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If they started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, a strong Clint Eastwood Western (Pale Rider, 5.42pm TCM) would have been in contention and either the greatest American caper flick ever shot (The Sting, 5.45pm FoxClas) or the spectacular LGBT riot of a musical, Hedwig & the Angry Inch (5.40pm HBOP) would have got the nod for sure.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy SubsceneWhiplash, 7.12pm HBO Plus. Watch this if you liked Boyhood, Foxcatcher or The Wrestler. Damien Chizelle’s film won the Best Supporting Actor and any three minutes of JK Simmons’ performance will convince anyone how well-deserved the award is.

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