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A trifecta of the best films on DIRECTV

If it had not been picked recently, the excellent American version (**Let Me In, 9pm FoxCin) of the exceptional Swedish horror (Let the Right One In) would probably have taken second spot.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy IMP Awards’71, 4.15pm Cinemax BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Room or Black Mass. Set in Belfast at the height of the British army’s occupation of Northern Ireland, ’71 depicts the unbearable personal cost, on all sides, of armed conflict. It works superbly as a thriller – if you’re not on the edge of your seat for half the runtime, reduce your Xanax dosage – but its great strength is its unbiased presentation of both sides of an exceedingly difficult political question: it is both great art and great argument.

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