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A trifecta of the best films on DIRECTV

Today’s Number One Film:

Sleuth (Laurence Olivier), 5.15pm Fox Classics Ch 560 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Deathtrap, Locke or 12 Angry Men – or if you didn’t care much for the 2007 Michael Caine/Jude Law remake. People who love script above all else in film ought to love this classic mystery-thriller starring two of the greatest British actors ever. A two-hour-plus long two-hander, it consists of nothing more than two men in two or three rooms and a garden.

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it hadn’t missed BC on TV primetime (6pm-10pm) by five minutes (!), one of the most original films ever shot (**The Lobster, 10.05pm Max) would have been a leading contender.

Today’s Number One Film:

Sleuth (Laurence Olivier), 9pm Fox Classics Ch 560. Watch this if you liked Deathtrap, Locke or 12 Angry Men – or if you didn’t care much for the 2007 Michael Caine/Jude Law remake. People who love script above all else in film ought to love this classic mystery-thriller starring two of the greatest British actors ever.

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