onday, May 18
Robert Redford plays an idealistic warden who pretends to be an inmate in order to reform a brutal prison. The fact-based drama was Oscar-nominated for its original screenplay. 7:30 p.m., FMC
A beguiling fantasy about a boy who searches a mystic realm for a fallen star, from Neil Gaiman’s novel. The cast includes Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro. 4:45 p.m., Showtime
Mystic River (2003)
Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both won Oscars for director Clint Eastwood’s brooding film version of Dennis Lehane’s novel about murder and childhood secrets. 2 p.m., AMC
Chasing Amy (1997)
Ben Affleck stars in this romantic comedy as a comic-book creator infatuated with a free-spirited lesbian. With Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams. 8 p.m., IFC
An Ebola-like virus threatens the world in this taut, intelligent thriller, starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Morgan Freeman. 8 p.m., AMC
Set during the Siege of Bastogne—part of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge—this war film broke new ground in portraying soldiers naturalistically. With Van Johnson and John Hodiak. 8 p.m., TCM
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
Hamlet inspired this drama by director Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro Mifune stars as a man out to avenge his father’s death by exposing corporate corruption in postwar Japan. 8 a.m., IFC
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