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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, Aug. 13
Attack the Block
Action, horror, and comedy are blended deftly in this quirky thriller, as London street-gang members defend their public-housing unit against alien invasion. (2011) 3:05 p.m., Starz

Tuesday, Aug. 14
The Public Enemy
James Cagney shoved a grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face and became a star in this classic chronicle of a gangster’s rise and fall. (1931) 7:30 a.m., TCM

Wednesday, Aug. 15
And Everything Is Going Fine
Director Steven Soderbergh abstained from using narration in this portrait of Spalding Gray, instead relying heavily on excerpts from the late monologuist’s performances. (2010) 4:30 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Aug. 16
Sin City
Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, and Benicio Del Toro bring the hard-boiled characters of Frank Miller’s violent comic book to life. (2005) 7:30 p.m., IFC

Friday, Aug. 17
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Sam Rockwell is excellent in this adaptation of Chuck Barris’s memoir, in which the TV game-show guru claimed to have secretly been a CIA assassin. From a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. (2002) 2:30 p.m., Starz

Saturday, Aug. 18
Bend of the River
James Stewart plays a former outlaw struggling to protect Oregon settlers in one of his best collaborations with director Anthony Mann. (1952) 11:15 a.m., AMC

Sunday, Aug. 19
Raintree County
Elizabeth Taylor earned an Oscar nomination in this lavish romantic drama, set against a Civil War backdrop. (1957) 5 p.m., TCM

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