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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

On another night, the horror BC on TV called the standout in its genre and the 11th best DVD release of 2015 (Unfriended, 6.35pm HBOP) would surely have got the pick. Very few movies, though, could be a contender against the greatest movie about someone who could have been a contender.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy L'Imagerie GalleryOn the Waterfront 8.10pm Cinemax BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Cool Hand Luke, Casablanca or Kill the Irishman. The whole point of the movie is Marlon Brando and, even more than 60 years later, you can see in the first frame what all the fuss was about. Modern audiences, spoiled by the expectation of regular explosions or plot twists, may find it slow, and it is; but it is also rewarding.

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