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28th Oct 2023

A powerful mystery movie is among the films on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio


Staying in this Saturday night? Here are your movies on telly options.

There are 12 solid film options for you this Saturday evening, starting with:

Lantana – AMC UK – 9pm
Our pick for tonight is this 2001 Australian mystery drama exploring the complex relationships of four couples as a woman’s body is discovered in the lantana bushes of suburban Sydney.

Featuring amongst its ensemble cast Anthony LaPaglia, Barbara Hershey and Geoffrey Rush, Lantana’s multi-narrative storytelling – comparable to movies like Magnolia and Short Cuts – helps elevate it from a standard mystery film into a more emotional and thoughtful exploration of love, relationships and the everyday secrets lurking under the surface of a seemingly peaceful town.

As well as airing on TV tonight, Lantana is available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play and Sky Store.

The Babadook – BBC Three – 9pm
Another Australian movie, if you missed this incredible horror last week when we recommended it, you have another chance.

Gemini Man – Film4 – 9pm
Will Smith plays a hitman forced to face-off against a younger clone of himself in this flawed but interesting action movie.

Scary Movie 3 – Comedy Central – 9pm
In my opinion, this sequel parodying The Ring and Signs is the best entry in the spoof franchise. Discuss.

Sleepers – Legend – 9pm
An all-star cast – Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Minnie Driver and Robert De Niro – star in this dark legal crime drama.

Cold Skin – Horror Xtra – 9pm
In this atmospheric period horror, a young man arrives at a remote island to take the post of weather observer only to find himself defending the watchtower from deadly creatures which live in the island shores.

The Fugitive – RTÉ One – 9.45pm
Harrison Ford didn’t kill his wife in this legendary ’90s thriller.

Halloween – TG4 – 9.45pm
The 2018 take on the slasher franchise, which is actually pretty good.


Anthony LaPaglia in Lantana, our pick for tonight

Jigsaw – Sky Max – 10pm
This 2017 movie was the first attempt at rebooting the Saw horror franchise. It was maybe slightly underrated upon release.

The Silence of the Lambs – ITV4 – 10.30pm
The only horror to ever win the Best Picture Oscar.

Death Trench – Horror Xtra – 11.05pm
This World War I set zombie horror starring Rossif Sutherland (Possessor) has a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Mission: Impossible III – Film4 – 11.15pm
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman steals the show as the villain in this Tom Cruise-led spy sequel.

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