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A trifecta of the best films on the box

The preferred portion of BC on TV’s all-time favourite film, **The Godfather Part II BEST FILM OF THE DAY, screens on Fox Classics at 5.35pm, easily the best pick today for anyone fortunate enough not to have seen it before. Several perhaps more deserving movies were too recently chosen to get the nod today.

Today’s Number One Film:

**Shutter Island, 12.30 midday Fox Movies. Watch this if you liked Inception, Memento or The Matrix. A contender for Best American Film of 2010, and almost certainly the Most Imaginative, this is the film Martin Scorsese should have got the Oscar for, not The Departed; you spend the first four reels thinking, “WTF?” and the last reel going, “Wow!”

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

If English subtitles are available, the heartbreakingly slow and beautiful The Dream of Lu (2.30pm FoxCin) BEST FILM OF THE DAY moves to the top of the list, ahead of even the outstanding Winter Sleep.

Today’s number one film:

*Winter Sleep (aka Kis Uykusu) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan/ 2014/ Drama/ Turkey/ 196 mins/ PG-13 for some language and zombie violence), 10.45am Cinemax. Watch this if you liked Timbuktu,

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

If BC on TV could be sure there would be English subtitles, the top pick would have certainly gone to a superb Danish drama that also works hugely as thriller (The Hunt BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 9.55pm Max). Old Led Zep fans might want to check out Robert Plant Talks Music (2pm DTV).

Today’s number one film:

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