Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Best Films

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Best Films

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The Fortune Cookie 6pm, Sky Cinema 1 (U) (1966).

Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau.

The first onscreen pairing of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau is an often-neglected gem, by comedy maestro Billy Wilder.

Lemmon is a TV cameraman who is knocked unconscious while filming an American football game. He wakes up in hospital only to have his brother-in-law Matthau, an ambulance-chasing lawyer nicknamed "Whiplash", convince him to exaggerate his ailments and sue the NFL for half-a-million dollars.

This movie may not have the polish of Some Like It Hot or The Apartment, but when the boys start verbally sparring, there is comedy magic in the air.

Do girls really just "wanna have fun"?

What Women Really Want 8pm, UKTV Style (and 8pm, Sunday) What women want?

Um- chocolate, George Clooney, a bucket of dry white wine and a copy of the Big Book of Stereotypes?

This far-from-brain-taxing new series asks women, some of them borderline-famous, for their views on life, starting with being single. …

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