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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 26 November 2017

Today’s Number One Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2.44pm Paramount Channel. Watch this if you liked Adaptation, Being John Malkovich or The English Patient. A Charlie Kaufmann screenplay means “imagination” and those lacking in same may just steups; but, for those who can go with the flow, this is easily Charlie Kaufman’s (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) most satisfying screenplay to date (even after Anomalisa). Michel Gondry’s direction is subtly brilliant and

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A trifecta of the best films on DirecTV & cable

On a great day for wide-ranging film choice, three films that have been the Best Film of the Day before screen a little too early on this Carnival Sunday to get the nod they deserve: 2001: A Space Odyssey BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 6.05am Max; *Lawrence of Arabia, 8.40am Max and **Boyhood, 7.08am HBO2. A Perfect Murder, (6.55am MaxP), the very strong remake of Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder also fails to place for that reason. The only music challenging the soca on DirecTV is Dire Straits: On the Night (9am TCM).

Film of the Day:

The Hours 7.05pm Fox Cinema. 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

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