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TV Film Of The Week – 3rd March


Welcome to the TV Film of the Week – the name says it all! It’s Saturday, I’ve just got the internet back so it’s close enough, and here’s our choice of the best films on TV in the next 7 days!

Let’s get straight to it and run down this week’s recommendations!

NB since we are all still ushers at heart, our weeks will start on a Friday.

So, our TV Film of the Week is:

Mr Turner
(BBFC Rating 12, Michael Leigh, 2014)

mr-turner

Film 4
Sunday 5th March, 21:00

Timothy Spall takes on the role of JMW Turner, famous painter, in this enthralling biopic.

An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….

The Wolverine
(BBFC Rating 12, James Mangold, 2013)

the wolverine poster

Channel 4
Saturday 4th March, 21:00

With Logan in the cinemas right now serving as (supposedly) the final chapter in Hugh Jackman’s stint as the raging Wolverine, here is the film that sets up the redemption of the character after a disappointing X Men Origins film that almost derailed the entire franchise.

For your consideration

And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:

Hugo (BBFC Rating U, Martin Scorsese, 2011) – The film that should have won Scorsese his first director Oscar, if he hadn’t been given the one for The Departed more out of sympathy than his work on that film. Hugo is a magical film about an orphan living in a train station who is building a clockwork robot. This leads him to learn about his father and the birth of cinema. Film4, Sunday 5th March, 13:25

London Road (BBFC Rating 15, Rufus Norris, 2015) – Musical based on the murders of prostitutes around the London Road area of Ipswich, with Tom Hardy and Olivia Coleman. BBC2, Sunday 5th March, 22:00

Papillon (BBFC Rating 15, Frankloin J Schaffner, 1973) – Steve McQueen is the wrongly convicted prisoner who is determined to escape from the hellish prison on Devil’s Island, Dustin Hoffman is his only friend.The tagline is “not just a great escape, it was the greatest”, which sums up this excellent film. Film4, Monday 27th February, 22:50

There we go, we hope there’s something you like in there! I promise it will be on-time and better next week! 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.

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