Today’s Number One Film:
Moonlight, 5.20pm HBO2 BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Tangerine, Lady Bird or The Florida Project. Winner of the Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars and BAFTAs, the Best Picture Golden Globe and Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor and other African-American Film Critics Association, Moonlight has a near-perfect score of 99/100 on www.metacritic.com, the most reliable online film criticism site, for the very good reason that it is a nearly perfect film: when your critics are forced to quibble about your three-part film being episodic, they’re genuinely clutching at strawsRead more
*The Usual Suspects, 12.25 midday Fox Classics. Watch this if liked The Sixth Sense, Unknown or The Magician of Lupin. One of the best thrillers ever made, this extremely clever whodunit featuring a genuinely stellar cast – Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri (and a Baldwin) – has more twists than a family pot of spaghetti. Any thinking person lucky enough neverRead more
For Michael Fassbender’s performance alone, if Steve Jobs (10.50pm Max) had started an hour earlier, it would have been today’s pick. Today’s number one film starts a little early but runs for almost three hours!
Today’s Number One Film:
Once Upon a Time in the West, 6.10pm Fox Classics Ch 560. BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked The Proposition, 3.10 to Yuma or The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. The great work of Sergio Leone and the meatball on top of the spaghetti Western, for BC on TV, this is as good as the Western genre gets. Henry Fonda plays one of cinema’sgreatest villains, with Jason Robards and the young Charles Bronson almost eclipsing him dramatically.Read more
Guitar lovers shouldn’t miss Joe Satriani honouring Les Paul on his 99th birthday (11am DTV).
Today’s number one film:
*Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone/ 1968/ Italy-USA / Western/ 175 mins/ PG-13 for Western violence and brief sensuality), 10.44am Fox Classics. Watch this if you liked The Proposition, 3.10 to Yuma or The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. The great work of Sergio Leone and the meatball on top of the spaghetti Western, for BC on TV, this is as good as the Western gets. Henry Fonda plays one of cinema’s greatest villains, with Jason Robards and the young Charles Bronson almost eclipsing him. Ennio Morricone’s haunting score – and the mystery of the harmonica – add huge atmosphere. Leone takes ridiculous chances as a filmmaker – and every risk pays off. One of the great films of our time. Miss it only if you’re dead.