Welcome to the TV Film of the Week. The name says it all! The Snooty Ushers have put their heads together to recommend a couple of films that you can watch this week on TV.
NB since we are all still ushers at heart, our weeks will start on a Friday.
So, our TV Film of the Week is:
(BBFC Rating 18, David Slade, 2005)
A fantastic film that is particularly hard to watch. Ellen Page plays a teenager who turns the tables on a pedophile (the ever-dependable Patrick Wilson) who she meets in a chat room. This changing of expectations leads to a thriller of the highest calibre.
Sunday 8th May, 21:00
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
(BBFC Rating 18, Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
Monday 9th May, 00:35
Reservoir Dogs shows the bits of heist films that you never normally see – the gang chatting beforehand, then when they meet up after the job has gone south. Suspicion runs rife when they suspect there is a informant in their midst. Not a perfect film, but still a great , great piece of cinema.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
The Towering Inferno (BBFC Rating 15, John Guillermin & Irwin Allen, 1974) – A fire chief (Steve McQueen) and architect (Paul Newman) battle to save a tower block when a fire breaks out during it’s opening night party. Also inspired the song Disco Inferno, and a fantastic Still Game episode. Channel 5, Friday 6th May, 15:10
Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise (BBFC Rating 12, Robert Harmon, 2006) – Another one for our Senior Wrestling Correspondent. Channel 5, Friday 6th May, 15:15
Escape From New York (BBFC Rating 15, John Carpenter, 1981) – One of the all time great film characters Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), has 24 hours to save the President, who has crashed in the centre of Manhatten, which has been turned into an island prison. The prototype for action bad-asses. ITV4, Sunday 8th May, 21:00 / Wednesday 11th May, 23:30
Diamonds Are Forever (BBFC Rating PG, Guy Hamilton, 1971) – Bond on Wednesday night! We’re up to the return of Connery, and a begin into the more humourous films of the 1970s. ITV4, Wednesday 11th May, 21:00
There we go. Another quiet one this week, but again, there’s surely something you like! See you next week when The Snooty Ushers choose their TV Film Of The Week!
Until next time, stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold. See you soonish.