TV shows we’re watching this week: Thursday 26 August

Back in 2017, we hailed the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s The Ringer and Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and over the last year, it’s emerged that Jimmy Kimmel’s joking take on the Trump White…

TV shows we’re watching this week: Thursday 26 August

Back in 2017, we hailed the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s The Ringer and Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and over the last year, it’s emerged that Jimmy Kimmel’s joking take on the Trump White House may be a good thing.

This is August, and another slice of “Best of…” is upon us, and we start with three…

1. I LOVE YOU, THE REAL NEW REVOLUTION

The anniversary of the actual Charlottesville riots might have passed, but fortunately our spooked hearts will be melted by this latest comedy from American Splendor director Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The grown-up version of Debra Winger’s look at young love in the turbulent ’70s, it sees Rachel (Emma Roberts) looking for the father she never had, while Nicholas (Billy Magnussen) becomes the stepson she had hoped for. So, not exactly perfect.

Also releasing this week

TV: Most Beautiful: A Trip to Africa

I Wish I Was Here with Alia Shawkat

Most Wonderful Life with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

USA: Better Call Saul (Season Four)

USA: Black History Month Films

You can’t measure the size of a cinematheque’s anniversary by how many copies of a DVD or Blu-ray were passed to them, but The Cinematheque at the Royal Film Performance, Brighton, certainly got the star treatment this year. On the eve of the centenary of the end of the First World War, programme director David Constantine was overwhelmed by the number of film fans who had sent him film titles and recommendations for the highlight of the festival.

Of course, it’s more than the film titles – in fact, it’s hard to think of one truly worthy of a tribute. So, here’s the Sky Atlantic schedule, starting from 8pm and heading into 2019’s European Film Awards, as they say in Auld Reekie.

1. Jean-Luc Godard’s Plug

2. Jean-Luc Godard’s 1948 B-sides and rarities

3. The I-15 Documentary on American Cinematheque

4. Conversation between Jean Valjean and his lawyer

5. Story of the French filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot

6. Writer-director Richard Shepard’s Big Words for Big Companies

TV: Little Bulb

When his son opted to play in the other team in kindergarten, young Max Morton (Jai Asher) was trapped between the likes of Green Day and Linkin Park, neither of whom gave a soul away. How better to find The Real Little Bulb than to have one yourself? And that is exactly what Tim Patterson does with the added bonus of Vincent Nguini who plays on the same team as Michel Gondry – Whoops! That bit about the magician turned magician turned director. Is there anyone from this show with less-than-celebrity status?

Also on Sky Atlantic

1. Chosen by Love

2. Fall

3. Renegades at Large

4. The North Woods

5. Down with Leonard Ness

6. The Killing

Also on DirecTV

1. The Headmasters

2. Nae Nae

3. Sons of Anarchy

4. West Wing

5. Prison Break

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