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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, April 26
Knife in the Water
One of the greatest directorial debuts in cinema, Roman Polanski’s first feature film is a taut thriller that begins when a husband and wife invite a young hitchhiker along on a boat ride. (1962) 8:35 a.m., IFC

Tuesday
The Cobweb
Director Vincente Minnelli took a break from musicals for this offbeat satire, set in a psychiatric clinic. Its cast includes Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, and Charles Boyer. (1955) 4 p.m., TCM

Wednesday
Primal Fear
Edward Norton first put himself on the map with an Oscar-nominated performance as an altar boy accused of murdering an archbishop. With Richard Gere. (1996) 11:30 a.m., Cinemax

Thursday
Moon
An ingenious science-fiction drama about a lonely astronaut on the far side of the moon, featuring a tour-de-force performance by Sam Rockwell. (2008) 2 p.m., Starz

Friday
Nocturne
George Raft is at his hard-boiled best in this film noir, as a detective who suspects that a Hollywood film composer’s supposed suicide was actually a murder. (1946) 11:15 p.m., TCM

Saturday
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Russell Crowe stars in this striking action film, adapted from one of Patrick O’Brian’s Napoleonic War novels. It won an Oscar for cinematography. (2003) 8 p.m., AMC

Sunday
Raid on Entebbe
Peter Finch’s final role was in this above-average TV movie, dramatizing Israeli commandos’ daring 1976 rescue of hostages hijacked to Uganda. (1977) 5:30 p.m., FMC

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