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18th Jun 2023

One of the best Westerns of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Bone Tomahawk

Be warned, it is not for squeamish viewers.

Already watched Black Mirror season six and Extraction 2 on Netflix? Need something else to view?

Well, there are plenty of movies airing on TV this Sunday night (18 June), including:

Ghostbusters – E4 – 9pm

The 2016 version starring Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy.

Lethal Weapon 4 – Comedy Central – 9pm

At the time of writing, the last entry in the Danny Glover and Mel Gibson-fronted buddy cop franchise.

Anna – Film4 – 9pm

Cillian Murphy, Helen Mirren and Luke Evans are among the cast of this action thriller about a young woman (Sasha Luss) who becomes an assassin.

Passenger 57 – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

The movie which made Wesley Snipes an action star.

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 on the island shores.

Waves – BBC Three – 9.45pm

This acclaimed American drama from 2019 follows the struggles of a suburban Florida family led by a well-intentioned but domineering father (Sterling K. Brown).

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Patrick Wilson in Bone Tomahawk, our pick for tonight

Get Carter – ITV4 – 10pm

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter (Michael Caine) travels to Newcastle to investigate in this British crime classic.

In the Heart of the Sea – BBC One – 10.30pm

From director Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, this historical adventure drama details the real-life sinking of an American whaling ship in 1820 that wound up inspiring the novel Moby-Dick.

Ransom – Turner Classic Movies – 10.45pm

This terrifically tense 90’s thriller follows a multi-millionaire (Mel Gibson) whose son is kidnapped. After initially agreeing to pay the ransom, the dad then decides to use the money as a bounty on the perpetrators of the crime.

Bone Tomahawk – AMC – 11pm

Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson and Richard Jenkins star in our pick for tonight as men of the Old West who embark on a quest to rescue a group of their townsfolk who were abducted by cannibals.

The directorial debut of novelist S. Craig Zahler – who brings his rich eye for character and detail into film – Bone Tomahawk begins as an exciting and often funny men-on-a-mission Western, before making a sharp turn in the final stretch of the movie into absolute never-shredding horror.

Released in 2015, it received rave reviews from critics, as evident by its 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes. However, its latter section is definitely not for the squeamish.

Honeymoon – Horror Xtra – 11.05pm

In this very creepy 2014 horror, a newlywed couple’s honeymoon in a secluded forest takes a dark turn.

Swan Song – Channel 4 – 1am

Mahershala Ali was Golden Globe-nominated for his lead role in this sci-fi drama made by Irish director Benjamin Cleary.

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