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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 28 January 2018

Today’s Number One Film: **Arrival, 9pm HBO2 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 – and people who require an explosion, a car crash or a murder every ten minutes to keep their attention hooked shouldn’t even bother.

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

The BEST FILM OF THE DAY is undoubtedly The Godfather Part II (8pm FoxClas), the better half of BC on TV’s favourite film of all time. If it started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, a contender for the Best Caper Film Ever Shot (The Sting, 5.50pm FoxClas) – might have been in contention.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy WikipediaDope, 9.15pm MaxPrime. Watch this if you liked The Breakfast Club, Straight Outta Compton or Top Five. BC on TV called the American (born of Nigerian immigrant parents) director Rick Famuyiwa’s film one of the most pleasant surprises – and the 16th most outstanding DVD release – of 2015 for very good reasons.

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

Today’s Number One Film:

Dope, 6.10pm HBO2 Ch 525 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Breakfast Club, Straight Outta Compton or Top Five. BC on TV called the American (born of Nigerian immigrant parents) director Rick Famuyiwa’s film one of the most pleasant surprises – and the 16th most outstanding DVD release – of 2015 for very good reasons. A top-notch all-round film that is only incidentally youth- or African-American- or geek-comic or anything else,

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