Welcome to the TV Film of the Week – the name says it all! It’s Friday, so here’s our choice of the best films on TV in the next 7 days!
There’s only a few films I’ve picked out this week. Normally that’s a sign that I’m feeling particularly lazy, but (unless I’m missing some obvious choices) this is just a very quiet week. There aren’t even that many kid’s films on for the holidays. I guess everyone will be watching the new season of Trailer Park Boys?
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:
A Field In England
(BBFC Rating 15, Ben Wheatley, 2013)
Sunday 2nd April, 00:30
Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire is currently in the cinemas, but here is an excellent film he made in a completely different genre. A group of deserters in the English Civil War are forced to eat mushrooms and made to dig for treasure. It turns into a psychological horror and shows that Wheatley is a truly great director. Also, go and see Free Fire!
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
Hobo With A Shotgun
(BBFC Rating 18, Jason Eisner, 2011)
The Horror Channel
Wednesday 5th April, 00:50
A hobo rolls into a town to find it being ran by a criminal family. He starts dishing out justice one shell at a time, and teams up with a wannabe teacher. A great slice of retro action, in the vein of 80s Carpenter like They Live, but with even more violence (and less aliens). Director Eisner is involved with the new live action Death Note project as well.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
Rango (BBFC Rating PG, Gore Verbinski, 2011) – A proper Western story told with animated animals. It’s a film I always recommend because it is a very good one! Film4, Saturday 1st April, 16:35
The Wolf of Wall Street (BBFC Rating 18, Martin Scorses, 2012) – A lot of people are put off this film by the fact that Jordan Belfort never gets his comeuppance, but DiCaprio is so engaging as the character it would be hypocritical to say it isn’t entertaining. ITV2, Friday 24th March, 21:00 / Wednesday 29th March, 21:00
And that’s it. Like I said, a short one this week, but we’ll 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.