An excellent drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

An excellent drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal is among the movies on TV tonight

The movie has an impressive 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

It may not be the weekend yet, but that doesn't mean you can't relax after work with a movie.

Advertisement

Here are the best films on the box this Thursday evening.

Red Sparrow - Film Four - 9pm

Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian spy in this stylish, violent thriller.

Don't Look Now - BBC Four - 9pm

This haunting 70's horror sees Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland play a married couple who travel to Venice following the recent accidental death of their daughter.

Executive Decision - ITV4 - 9pm

A favourite of JOE's, after terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst (Kurt Russell) accompanies a commando unit for a mid-air boarding operation.

Advertisement

Interview with a Vampire - BBC Four - 10.45pm

Ireland's own Neil Jordan directs this star-studded adaptation of Anne Rice's popular gothic novel.

The Brood - Horror Channel - 11.10pm

An early body horror from master of the sub-genre David Cronenberg (The Fly, Videodrome).

Wildlife - BBC Two - 11.15pm

Advertisement

Our pick for tonight is set in 50's America and centres on a teenage boy (Ed Oxenbould) as he witnesses his parents' (Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal) marriage fall apart.

Acclaimed actor Paul Dano made his directorial debut with this adaptation of Richard Ford's novel of the same. He proved a natural at it, with the film's stunning yet sparse scenery and setting leaving his incredible cast plenty of room to sink their teeth into their fascinating, complicated characters.

The end result is a drama that is both beautiful yet haunting.

Rambo III - ITV 4 - 11.45pm

Advertisement

Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo.

American Assassin - Film Four - 11.45pm

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, a young man (Dylan O'Brien) is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by a tough-as-nails former US Navy SEAL (Michael Keaton).

Main image via IFC

Advertisement