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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 12 August 2018

Today’s Number One Film: *The Hours 9.30pm Fox Cinema BEST FILM OF THE DAY. 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. A hugely enjoyable drama with a soul-shaking denouement should

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 7 January 2018

No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada or any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it

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