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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 15 April 2018

Today’s Number One Film: *Arrival, 10.47am HBO Plus BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ex Machina or Inception. The French Canadian director who made us all sit up and take notice in 2010 with his first feature film, Incendies, and then rocked us back in our chairs in 2013 with Prisoners, and then bowled us right firetrucking over in 2015 with Sicario returned in 2016 to make us do all three in the same film – just much more slowly. It is perhaps

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box Oct 22

Planet of the Apes, 2.05pm Fox Classics. Watch this if you liked Aliens, 2001: A Space Odyssey or Aguirre: The Wrath of God BEST FILM OF THE DAY. The monkey-suit sequels and the dreadful Tim Burton/Marky Mark 2001 remake obscure one of Hollywood’s – and, indeed, the world’s – best-ever films. It offers stunning cinematography, an unassailable script, superb costuming and even a great performance from Charlton Heston as the leader of the US spaceship crew landing on a planet where the roles of apes and humans are reversed; the last frame

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