Welcome to the TV Film of the Week – the name says it all! It’s Friday! I’m finally back on schedule! 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:
Dead Man’s Shoes
(BBFC Rating 18, Shane Meadows, 2004)
Saturday 25th March, 23:05
Shane Meadows has made a series of brilliant and distinctly British films, but for me, this is his absolute best. Paddy Considine plays the paratrooper who returns to his small Derbyshire hometown to get revenge on the local gang who have made his brother’s life miserable. Toby Kebbel is fantastic as the good hearted younger sibling. From the very first line (“God will forgive them. He’ll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can’t live with that”) this is a great piece of work.
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
(BBFC Rating 15, David Ayer, 2014)
Friday 24th March, 21:00
Monday 27th March, 23:00
Everything that was wrong with Suicide Squad, David Ayer got right with Fury.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (BBFC Rating 12A, Stephen Chbosky, 2012) – Emma Watson has made a good job of building her film career post-Harry Potter. With Beauty and the Beast riding high at the box office, here’s a chance to see some of here earlier work. Logan Lerman plays a depressed high schooler who joins up with Ezra Miller and Emma Watson’s seniors. Film4, Friday 24th March, 18:55
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (BBFC Rating 12, Guillermo Del Toro, 2008) – Pan’s Labyrinth was a huge success, and allowed del Toro to make a sequel to his 2004 comic book adaptation. Ron Perlman is the demon, raised by John Hurt, who has turn back the vengeful Prince Nuada and his Golden Army. ITV2, Friday 24th March, 21:00 / Wednesday 29th March, 21:00
School of Rock (BBFC Rating PG, Richard Linklater, 2003) – Slacker Jack Black rocks a group of kids at a prestigious school. Film4, Saturday 25th March, 18:45
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (BBFC Rating 12A, John Madden, 2011) – A host of British acting royalty head to India to live in Dev Patel’s retirement home. Film4, Saturday 25th March, 20:00
Fight Club (BBFC Rating 18, David Fincher, 1999) – One of the great films of the end of the nineties. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are two men who start an underground fight club that turns into a anarchic movement. 5*, Saturday 25th March, 23:00 / Tuesday 28th March, 23:00
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.