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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 10 December 2017

The Ox-Bow Incident, 3.40pm Fox Classics BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked High Noon, Bad Day at Black Rock or Hombre. Though it suffers from real limitations modern audiences spoilt by computer-generated special effects might find difficult to overlook, such as the most important scene obviously having been shot in a studio, this is one of the great American Westerns. Its many strengths include

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A trifecta of the best films on DIRECTV

If it started a bit later, John Ford’s groundbreaking Western (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 7.30am FoxClas) would have made the cut, if only for its non-linear storytelling, and despite having Da Dook in a lead role. For the sci-fi OCD set, HBO Plus screens the quite good Jurassic Park (10.35am) and two of its five ho-hummish sequels (12.45 midday, 2.55pm).

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy WikipediaSweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2.05pm MaxPrime. Watch this if you liked Pan’s Labyrinth, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride or Kill Bill Vol I. The kind of musical you’d expect Tim Burton to make:

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