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Monday, Dec. 15
Hamlet (1948)
Laurence Olivier’s version of the Shakespeare classic won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Olivier’s only Best Actor Oscar. With Jean Simmons. 10:45 p.m., TCM

Tuesday
River’s Edge (1986)
Crispin Glover and Keanu Reeves star in this unsettling, fact-inspired drama about a group of teens indifferent to the fact that one of their own lies murdered beside a river. Midnight, IFC

Wednesday
Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains (2007)
A complex personality emerges as director Jonathan Demme follows the former president on a tour promoting Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Carter’s controversial analysis of the Middle East. 8:15 a.m., Starz

Thursday
Brute Force (1947)
In this gritty film noir classic, Burt Lancaster stars as a tough inmate determined to escape a harsh prison. Hume Cronyn plays a memorably sadistic guard. 8:30 a.m., TCM

Friday
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, went to Kevin Costner’s epic Western, in which he plays a U.S. Cavalry officer who joins a band of Sioux. With Mary McDonnell. 9 a.m., Encore

Saturday
Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is cleverly restaged as a Bollywood musical by Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha. Aishwarya Rai, a megastar in India, plays the lead. 8 p.m., Ovation

Sunday
Space Cowboys (2000)
Director/star Clint Eastwood shares the screen with Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland in this amiable drama about four aging astronauts sent to repair a space station. 10 p.m., Cinemax

 

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