On TV Tonight: ‘Everybody Lies’ and ‘Pupil’

Here is our selection of tv programs for this Sunday evening.

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Everyone lies, at 8:55 p.m. on La Une

Alice Mojodi, a prosecutor of barely 30 years old, “resulting from diversity”, forms with Malory and de Grève, a computer hacker and a son of a broken family, the Sensitive Affairs group. They are joined by Vincent Verner, a temperamental policeman incapable of lying, who was fired by his superiors for his obsession with the truth…

Pupil, at 9:05 p.m. on France 2

Alice is 40 years old and has been fighting for ten years to become an adoptive mother. One day, she learns the good news: Théo, 3 months old, is going to be entrusted to her. But, before the baby becomes her child, she must meet a social worker and wait for the decision of the State services…

The stars of Dominique Deprêtre

The man of the high plains, at 8:55 p.m. on Arte – Three stars

by Clint Eastwood (1973)

The first of the nonagenarian San Francisco native’s westerns is a direct homage to his two predecessors, Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. A fairly classic but stylized revenge affair in a genre that has recovered all its cinephilic nobility. To rediscover without hesitation for a second!

The big restaurant, at 9:05 p.m. on TMC – Three stars

by Jacques Besnard (1966)

Co-written by Jean Halain, the co-author of “Fantômas”, of an “OSS 117” (of the time, of course), of “Hibernatus” and of “The Man-Orchestra”, this detective comedy shot the same year that “La grande vadrouille” presents a Louis de Funès in top form, who makes the film all by himself.

Jumanji: Next Level, at 9:10 p.m. on TF1 – Three stars

by Jake Kasdan (2019)

Two years after “Welcome to the Jungle”, a reboot of the mythical “Jumanji” from 1995, here is its thunderous sequel with almost the same people (Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas) around Dwayne Johnson, also co-producer of this film without other than pure entertainment. With its anachronistic “Visitors”-style derision and irresistible visual gags, this is a true model of the genre when it comes to parodying superhero movies.

Kidnap, at 8:05 p.m. on Tipik – Two stars

by Luis Prieto (2017)

Did the Dutroux affair or not inspire the script of this thriller/road movie where co-producer Halle Berry embodies with conviction a mother determined to do everything to save her son kidnapped by a marginalized couple? Despite some approximations – we have seen much worse – the story holds in suspense and the sequences of cars are rather successful.

Kill Bill: volume 1, at 8:15 p.m. on Plug RTL – Two stars

by Quentin Tarantino (2003)

First part of the cult diptych, rhythmic and stylized ode to violence and black-blood-yellow humor: key element of cinematographic modernity for some or ridiculous or even indigestible assembly of clips without tail or head for others. It’s clear that Uma Thurman’s saber would be perfect for slicing the pear in half.

On TV Tonight: ‘Everybody Lies’ and ‘Pupil’