One of the best Westerns of recent years is among the movies on TV tonight
It was made by a great director and boasts an excellent cast.
Oh Monday, Monday. It's definitely the worst day of the week.
That said, perhaps kicking back with a movie tonight could brighten things up. Here are the films on TV this evening.
Creed II - ITV4 - 9pm
Unforgiven - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm
This incredible Oscar Best Picture winner directed by and starring Clint Eastwood is the first of two Westerns on TV tonight.
Bloodshot - Film4 - 9pm
Vin Diesel is the lead in this 2020 action sci-fi about a soldier who dies before being brought back to life with superpowers by an organisation that wants to use him as a weapon.
Air America - Legend - 9pm
Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. star in this action comedy as pilots flying missions in Laos during the Vietnam War.
First Man - TG4 - 9.30pm
This biographical drama from director Damien Chazelle (Babylon, Whiplash) details the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969. Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong.
Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly in our pick for tonight - The Sisters Brothers
Await Further Instructions - Horror Xtra - 11pm
In this creepy British horror, a family wakes up on Christmas Day to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house while their TV screen broadcasts a single message: "Stay indoors and await further instructions."
Happy Death Day - Film4 - 11.1opm
This very funny comedy horror follows a college student (Jessica Rothe) who is murdered on the night of her birthday but somehow is able to begin reliving the day of her death repeatedly.
As such, she sets out to find her killer and stop herself from dying.
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - Legend - 11.10pm
Pinhead comes to New York City in what is one of the better Hellraiser sequels.
The Sisters Brothers - BBC Two - 11.15pm
Our pick for tonight is this 2018 Western focusing on the gunslinging assassin brothers, Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly), as they chase after a gold prospector (Riz Ahmed) and his unexpected ally (Jake Gyllenhaal) in 1850s Oregon.
The English language debut of the great French director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust and Bone), The Sisters Brothers was a box office bomb, grossing only $13.1 million on a $38 million budget at the box office.
This is a real shame because the movie is stunning to look at, perfectly capturing the wide-open vistas of classic Westerns, all the while interestingly subverting some of the classic tropes of the genre.
It also boasts four great central performances and tells an emotional story of brotherhood and friendship, further making the film well worth a look.
Lone Survivor - ITV4 - 11.35pm
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of this tense war thriller set in Afghanistan.
The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen Before - Turner Classic Movies - 11.45pm
A different cut of one of the best horror movies ever made.
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