onday, Dec. 22
Midnight Express (1978)
In this harrowing drama, Brad Davis played a young American thrown into a Turkish prison for a drug offense. A Best Picture Oscar nominee. 8 p.m., Flix
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Barbara Stanwyck plays a women’s magazine columnist pretending to have a family and child in Peter Godfrey’s holiday comedy. 7:30 a.m., TCM
Monday, Dec. 29
Carlito’s Way (1993)
Al Pacino reunited with Scarface director Brian De Palma for this more subdued crime drama about an ex-convict struggling to stay on the straight and narrow. With Sean Penn. 11 p.m., Starz
Tuesday, Dec. 30
Michael Clayton (2007)
This thinking man’s thriller stars George Clooney as a corporate fixer suffering pangs of conscience. Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton excel in supporting roles. 10 p.m., Cinemax
Thursday, Jan. 1
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Stanley Kubrick’s final film is a fevered erotic thriller starring Tom Cruise as a Manhattan doctor on a nightlong odyssey into decadence. With Nicole Kidman. 1:40 a.m., Encore
Sunday, Jan. 4
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Star Moira Shearer reunited with the makers of The Red Shoes for a phantasmagorical version of Offenbach’s opera, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fantasy tales. 8 p.m., TCM
Saturday, Jan. 10
Crazy Love (2007)
This award-winning documentary tells the bizarre but true saga of Burt Pugach and Linda Riss, who married despite the fact that he had lye thrown in her face for spurning him. 1 p.m., Sundance
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