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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 12 August 2018

Today’s Number One Film: *The Hours 9.30pm Fox Cinema BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Closer, House of Sand and Fog or The Ballad of Jack & Rose. Technically masterful – indeed, marvellous – adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s novel recreating a single day in the lives of three women, one in 1923, one in 1951 and one in 2001. A powerful and ultimately hopeful film although dealing with that entirely depressing subject matter: the human condition. A hugely enjoyable drama with a soul-shaking denouement should

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 5 August 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Blindspotting, 7.15pm & 9.30pm MovieTowne Port of Spain. Watch this if you liked Do the Right Thing, Happiness or the Donald Glover TV series Atlanta. Carlos Lopez Estrada’s first feature tries to be all things to all men – inner city crime flick, buddy movie, romantic comedy, ‘hood flick, serious social critique, even hip hop musical – and ends up being most things for most men (or at least those who can distinguish between tongue-in-cheek and fist-in-face). Because it sets out to do so very much in its 95-minute runtime, it necessarily spreads itself thin at moments. But it still remains a clever, very funny, deeply touching and remarkably emotionally honest film that remains, throughout, highly entertaining.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 29 July 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Blindspotting, 9pm Gemstone Cinema @ Digicel IMax, 11pm MovieTowne POS. Watch this if you liked Do the Right Thing, Happiness or the Donald Glover TV series Atlanta. Carlos Lopez Estrada’s first feature tries to be all things to all men – inner city crime flick, buddy movie, romantic comedy, ‘hood flick, serious social critique, even hip hop musical – and ends up being most things for most men (or at least those who can distinguish between tongue-in-cheek and fist-in-face). Because it sets out to do so very much in its 95-minute runtime, it necessarily spreads itself thin at moments. But it still remains a clever, very funny, deeply touching and

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 22 July 2018

Today’s Number One Film: **Locke 1.50pm MaxPrime 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.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 15 July 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Dunkirk, 6.10pm HBO Caribbean & 9pm HBO2. Watch this if you liked United 93, Saving Private Ryan or The Revenant. The director of Inception, Memento and the Dark Knight films returns, splendidly, to the form that had vanished in Interstellar.From the very first frame, he captures the strange mix of horror, excitement, violence and boredom that make up a war – as well as the true story of one of the great humanitarian actions in modern history, the rescue from the beach at Dunkirk of 338K-plus Allied soldiers by a ragtag fleet of over 800 boats, most of them

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