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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 14 January 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Unforgiven, 8.55am Cinemax. Watch this if you liked 3.10 to Yuma, The Wild Bunch or The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. As lead star and director of this hard but deeply satisfying and unequivocally excellent film, Clint paid back for Heartbreak Ridge, The Bridges of Madison County and all the other excesses he foisted upon us. This, unquestionably his magnum opus (no matter how fond you are of quoting dialogue from Dirty Harry) is a brooding examination of

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 7 January 2018

No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada or any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 31 December 2017

Today’s Number One Film: Inception, 8.55am HBO BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Shutter Island, The Matrix or Pan’s Labyrinth. With Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing & Mixing Oscars and Best Director, Screenplay, Music, Special Effects & Best Sci-Fi Film Saturns, the most imaginative American film since Adaptation manages to mix visceral, pulse-racing action & tension with real cerebral satisfaction. Even if you don’t understand it – and, once you pay attention, you will, and will love it – the action and effects alone could blow your mind. Simply excellent. Perhaps the best

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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 for Sunday 17 December 2017

Today’s Number One Film: Arrival, 2.40pm HBO Caribbean BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ex Machina or Inception. The French Canadian director who made us all sit up and take notice in 2010 with his first feature film, Incendies, and then rocked us back in our chairs in 2013 with Prisoners, and then bowled us right firetrucking over

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