This week we take you on a cinematic journey from spirituality and philosophy to gun violence & cheek biting thrills in @TopFilmTip's pick of the best damn films on TV.
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Teen trio face violations, violence & institutionalised indifference whilst trying to survive the brutality of juvenile prison in gritty drama at 01:10am on Film4 Saturday 18th.
Grieving father Martin Sheen finds solace in unlikely friends whilst walking the Catholic pilgrimage of El Camino De Santiago with son's ashes in this heartfelt beauty at 2315 BBC2 Saturday 18th.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Treacherous trio seek grave of ill-gotten gold in bridge bombing, double crossing, noose shooting Sergio Leone western perfection at 9pm on Channel 5 Saturday 18th.
A lawyer's family is stalked by cheek-biting, unhinged monster of his own making in Martin Scorsese's queasy, nerve shredding gem at 11:20pm on ITV4 Sunday 19th.
Three disparate friends' lives are shaken to their foundations amid the fall out of a sprawling New York mob war in this lesser known treat at 00:35am on BBC1 Tuesday 21st.
Two children uncover family secrets & solve automaton puzzles in Martin Scorsese’s wondrously beautiful love letter to cinema at 9pm on Film4 Wednesday 22nd.
SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER AND SPRING
A Buddhist monk returns to his master after lust leads him into a spiritual abyss in the exquisite & powerful philosophical paean at 01:45am on Film4 Wednesday 22nd.
Expanding his criminal empire, a psychotic Jewish mobster lays Las Vegas' foundations upon the bodies of his dead rivals in murderous true tale at 9pm on TCM Thursday 23rd.
THE TREE OF LIFE
Under opposing parental ethea, a young boy struggles to comprehend existence's wonder & awfulness as he matures in this impressionistic beauty at 10:45pm on Film4 Thursday 23rd.