What to watch today on TV? Monday, October 31, 2022

14.45 / Movistar Classics


USA, 1963 (109 minutes). Director: Stanley Donen. Cast: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau.

To the rhythm of the music of Henry Mancini, Stanley Donen draws a police comedy in which he shows his ability to move in both genres. Also to build frames of unprecedented elegance, full of information. The unique couple of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn does the rest.

15.00 / Paramount Channel

‘The train at 3.10’

USA, 2007 (85 minutes). Director: James Mangold. Cast: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster.

After drawing the attention of fans with the remarkable Cop Land, James Mangold grows as a director and dares to create a remake of the classic filmed by Delmer Daves in 1957. And he does it with a look that amplifies the conflict between his protagonists, an outlaw and the man who leads him prisoner, whom he expertly draws, hero and villain united in the face of fatality and self-destruction. Mangold knows how to handle the echoes of the classic western and his love for the genre can be guessed in his images. The impeccable work of the actors underpins the brilliant function.

15.30 / Movistar Drama



USA, 2005 (150 minutes). Director: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Mathieu Kassovitz.

It may be Munich the film that most clearly shows the director that Spielberg did not want to be: a superlative storyteller and an expert creator of images, concerned with the mise-en-scène, instead of a showman watch out for visual fuss and technical perfection. It’s kind of sad to compare Munich, a peak in his career, with so many nourishing and superficial works, filmed by the filmmaker. Munich It is a devastating and gloomy film, of unheard of formal sobriety, but of overwhelming dramatic depth, which cries out against an eye for an eye and looks at the darkest edges of the human being.

16.10 / Movistar Cinema Ñ

‘The red squirrel’


Spain, 1993 (109 minutes). Director: Julio Médem. Cast: Emma Suárez, Nancho Novo, María Barranco, Carmelo Gómez, Karra Elejalde, Cristina Marcos.

Few Spanish directors bet on the seductive power of images in the way that Julio Medem does. After the dazzling debut that he supposed Cows, His second film involves two obsessed men and a young woman with amnesia, perhaps feigned, in a suggestive network of chances among which the director’s camera moves, with a life of its own. A filmmaker who films almost to the open grave and who is not afraid that the photographs come to life and the squirrels fly, in a film that is out of the ordinary.

18.25 / Hollywood



Beetlejuice. United States, 1988 (90 minutes). Director: Tim Burton. Cast: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder.

The film that launched the then unknown Tim Burton to stardom, still far from the shooting of masterpieces of the stature of Edward Scissorhands Y Ed Wood. Burton has a visual imagination beyond doubt, and he is also an adventurous filmmaker, who likes to go against the grain even when adapting such popular characters as Batman to the screen. In this case he proposes a terrifying comedy, halfway between homage and parody, in which a disheveled Michael Keaton is a ghost who wants to scare a couple away from a mansion. All this in a climate of the most thug. It’s a pity that the last third of the film becomes more conventional.

18.45 / THIRTEEN

‘Deadly Companions’


The Deadly Companions. USA, 1961 (90 minutes). Director: Sam Peckinpah. Cast: Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, Steven Cochran.

Sam Peckinpah’s mythical first film remains little present in the memory of fans, but it is a most stimulating western, in which his usual obsessions are already present. The tragic and demystifying breath of the film wraps a story in which some characters moved by fate and clinging to their sense of honor. A Peckinpah in its purest form.

20.05 / The 2

‘A country in dance’, with the dancer Lucía Lacarra


The art of the dancer Lucía Lacarra is the protagonist of A country in dance. Lacarra is an international classical ballet star who has danced for major international companies in Marseille, San Francisco and Munich. On the other hand, the program focuses on the work of stage design in the world of dance, led by Paco Azorín, one of the most outstanding professionals in Spain.

22.00 / The 2

‘The dead had a price’


For any dollar in più. Italy-Spain-Germany, 1965 (130 minutes). Director: Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté.

The second of the films that make up the trilogy spaghetti by Sergio Leone came to mean the demise of the genre, providing explicit violence and television modes in the staging. The filmmaker was actually trying to renew the path traveled by classic Westerns with a new way of looking at characters, like the iconic bounty hunter in this work. Although the film has aged considerably, there are still the undoubted magnetism of Clint Eastwood and the immense category as an actor of Gian Maria Volonté.

22.00 / SyFy



USA, 2012 (110 minutes). Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone.

An excellent work by Ethan Hawke underpins this remarkable terrifying film, which knows how to create a disturbing atmosphere in all its sequences. A writer moves, along with his wife and children, to a house that was the scene of a macabre crime. He will soon discover some super 8 footage in the attic that records that murder.

22.10 / The 1

‘Masterchef Celebrity’ travels to Almería


The first challenge of the night will face the applicants from MasterChef with the elaboration in pairs of a Wellington sirloin in which each member of the duo will work with a single arm. The outdoor test will take them to Almería, where they will cook in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park. Chef Dani García will sign the menu that the teams will prepare with ingredients from the area. In the elimination test, the black aprons will discover what a jackfruit is, also known as jackfruit, jacktree, nanjea or panapé. It is a fruit native to Asia and is in fact the national fruit of Bangladesh. In addition, the program will feature the visit of Andy and Lucas, who celebrate their 20 years in music

22.45 / Antenna 3

Another installment of the ‘Brothers’ series


The protagonists of the Turkish series Brothers find more problems in this episode, which recounts how Yemile takes the money to her sister so that she pays her debt and leaves together. Meanwhile, Ömer confesses to Suzan that he paid for Harika’s tuition, while Orhan progresses with rehab as everyone considers organizing an event to pay for his therapy.

23.25 / TCM

‘The glow’


The Shining. USA, 1980 (120 minutes). Director: Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall.

five years after Barry Lyndon, Kubrick was returning with the adaptation of a novel by Stephen King, which perhaps motivated The glow was received with suspicion. Many short-sighted critics also saw Kubrick as lowering himself by indulging in horror films. Today, The glow It is shown as a masterpiece, of unprecedented stylistic perfection, of amazing narrative depth. A film that literally paralyzes the action in its first part so that terror arrives later, perhaps from the minds of its characters, in a barrage of devastating images.

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What to watch today on TV? Monday, October 31, 2022