What to watch on TV today? Sunday July 18, 2021 | TV


Premiere of the second part of the season of ‘Los Hombres de Paco’

Virginia Martin Chico

The Serie Paco’s men begins the emission of the second block of chapters of its new season. Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos, Neus Sanz and Amparo Larrañaga, among others, continue to lead the cast. In this installment, titled Air Force Two, Norman, one of the pilots of the US presidential plane, will lock himself in the cabin of the plane and will make it take off with Mariano, Ika and Róber on board. CNI agents have 50 minutes to take control of the plane if they want to get out of the mess alive.

13.45 / Hollywood

‘Match Point’

EE UU, 2005 (125 minutos). Director: Woody Allen. Intérpretes: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer.

Match Point It remains one of the last masterpieces of Woody Allen, who replaced Manhattan with London to shoot a majestic film, of unusual bitterness, in which he tore up British high society. Match Point traces the implacable portrait of an upstart and soulless subject through a very refined staging that fills all the frames with intensity. In addition, it plays with the viewer’s gaze to provoke that in key sequences, he embraces the fate of the sinister protagonist before that of his victims.

15.40 / Paramount Network

‘Dancing with Wolves’

Dances with Wolves. EE UU, 1990 (240 minutos). Director: Kevin Costner. Intérpretes: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A Grant.

When the cinephile memory has a short journey, it is worth protesting: for years it has become a habit to launch diatribes against Kevin Costner. And although the actor has had his share of the blame for a somewhat erratic career, majestic performances such as those he offered in JFK and in A perfect world. As for his work as a director, he showed his category in this explosive debut behind the camera, which recovers the aftertaste of old Western films and draws sequences that explode in the form of poetic flashes, while launching a forceful message against intolerance in the form of a pro-Indian plea.

17.55 / AMC

‘The English Patient’

The English Patient. USA, 1996 (150 minutes). Director: Anthony Minghella. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe.

The late Anthony Minghella surprised with his third film, an excellent melodrama with which he recovered the flavor of the Hollywood classics. The English Patient, that sports an explosive staging, capable of releasing emotions from the most everyday details, recreates a painful love story that grows in the heart of World War II, and gives life to a passionate group of wounded characters in which they agitate passion and grief.

18.15 / Movistar Drama

‘Lost in Translation’

USA, 2003 (102 minutes). Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray.

Sofia Coppola’s career has seemed stagnant for years, so it’s worth remembering her groundbreaking beginnings with The Virgin Suicides and this Lost in Translation. A powerful portrait of the isolation that conceals, behind its visual formalism, an explosion of sensitivity.

18.20 / #0

‘Monuments Men’

USA, 2014 (118 minutes). Director: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett.

George Clooney portrays the work of a special command that the Allied army launched in 1943, with the aim of rescuing the European artistic legacy from the rapture of Nazi Germany. Monuments Men it is a pleasant spectacle, well filmed, almost familiar, although it is shown far from a true narrative depth.

21.25 / The Sixth

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. USA-Australia, 2003 (180 minutes). Director: Peter Jackson. Performers: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen.

The second installment of The Lord of the rings. And Peter Jackson managed again, in an astonishing way, to convey all the intensity of the novel, respect the spirit of the characters and combine spectacle and lyricism. The film weaves three parallel plots in which the most impressive action sequences of recent years shine, surrounded by an overwhelming adventurous spirit. And there was still another ahead …

21.30 / DMAX

Appointment with border agents

The Serie Border control: Spain it follows the daily work of the security forces at the Spanish border points, where the most shocking and unlikely situations take place. Drug trafficking, tobacco and merchandise smuggling, illegal animal trafficking and false documentation are some of the conflicts that agents have to deal with.

21.30 / COSMO

New episode of the series ‘Crime in Paradise’

The fireproof police series Crime in paradise is still present in COSMO with the third chapter of its tenth season. On this occasion, the detectives of the paradise island of Saint Marie face an enigma that arises when Neville must investigate the death of a woman who has won a succulent lottery prize. Meanwhile, JP must train his rebellious apprentice as he prepares for the birth of his twins.

21.30 / Movistar Comedy

‘The dictator’

The Dictator. USA, 2012 (83 minutes). Director: Larry Charles. Performers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new hooligan throws bullets, once again, against contemporary society. On this occasion, against the tyranny in certain Arab countries and the shameful wealth of its ruling and powerful classes. Yes indeed, The dictator abandon the healthy impudence that lived in Borat and shamelessly embraces eschatology and thick humor, which subtracts the poisonous darts of the actor and screenwriter, although, despite everything, his streak of madness and criticism is appreciated in what could be defined as a cross between Bananas Y President by accident.

22.00 / Antenna 3

A new installment of ‘My daughter’

The characters of My daughter, the Turkish series of international success, face new adventures in tonight’s episode. An installment that tells how Cemal wants to leave his past behind and forget all the bad acts committed, so he decides to donate his bone marrow to Öykü. Can this grand gesture heal the wounds of the conflict between Cemal and Demir?

22.00 / TCM

‘The tongue of butterflies’

Spain, 1999 (90 minutes). Director: José Luis Cuerda. Performers: Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Uxía Blanco.

A harsh plea against intolerance with which José Luis Cuerda returned to the cinema after four years of silence. Cuerda and Rafael Azcona adapt three stories by Manuel Rivas to narrate the relationship between a republican teacher and a young student in the winter of 1936.

0.15 / 1

‘Batman Begins’

USA, 2005 (134 minutes). Director: Christopher Nolan. Performers: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson.

Batman Begins It is the first of the films that make up the trilogy dedicated by Christopher Nolan to the bat man. A vibrant and excited tale that goes back to the origins of the hero and prides itself on being a showcase of well-understood commercial cinema. Everything would improve even more in the next installment, the magnificent The dark knight.

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