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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 11 November 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

*No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel.Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now,The Three Burials of Melquiades Estradaor 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

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 4 November 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Inception, 10.29am HBO Plus 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

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 21 October 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

*Arrival, 2.40pm HBO Plus 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 in 2015 with Sicario returned in 2016 to make us do all three in the same film – just much more slowly. It is perhaps not a film for everyone –

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 14 October 2018

Today’s Number One Film:

Moonlight, 5.20pm HBO2 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Tangerine, Lady Bird or The Florida Project. Winner of the Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars and BAFTAs, the Best Picture Golden Globe and Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and other African-American Film Critics Association, Moonlight has a near-perfect score of 99/100 on www.metacritic.com, the most reliable online film criticism site, for the very good reason that it is a nearly perfect film: when your critics are forced to quibble about your three-part film being episodic, they’re genuinely clutching at straws

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

Today’s Number One Film: Hombre, 7.10pm Fox Classics. Watch this if you liked Cool Hand Luke, The Wild Bunch or 3.10 to Yuma. A great, offbeat Western includes a contender for Paul Newman’s best role – including Cool Hand Luke and The Verdict – as the white Apache drawn into a Greek tragedy that reveals all that was wrong with Manifest Destiny. His performance as a man who chooses to live and die on his own terms could have given rise to the description “quiet intensity”.Based on an Elmore Leonard novel,

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