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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 6 May 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Lawrence of Arabia, 10.54am, Turner Classic Movies. Watch this if you liked The Bridge on the River Kwai, 12 Angry Men or Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. David Lean’s masterpiece tells the largely true tale of the Englishman who meddled in the Middle East in World War I, trying to bring Arab tribes together (towards His Majesty’s advantage). Though the real life TE Lawrence’s brother declared he should not have recognized his own brother from the screen version, Peter O’Toole’s Oscar-winning portrayal of the harrowing change in Lawrence from lighthearted dilettante to burdened war veteran remains the meat of the film, with lots of hefty potatoes supplied in

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 4 February 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Inception, 6.30pm 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 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,

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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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