4:10 P.M. (Starz Cinema) RUST AND BONE (2012) Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a former prizefighter fleeing with his young son (Armand Verdure) from a bad situation, arrives in Antibes on the Côte d’Azur and becomes a bouncer at a nightclub, where he meets Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard, above, with Mr. Schoenaerts), a trainer for a Sea World-like park. Then she loses her legs in an accident with a killer whale and calls Ali, thinking he might rouse her from her despair. “The removal of Ms. Cotillard’s legs — including in scenes in which she wears a bathing suit or nothing — is surely one of the most impressive special-effects feats of the year, and a reminder that digital cinema is not all about accessorizing wizards, monsters and superheroes,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times. “But the greater marvel is Ms. Cotillard herself, an actress of limitless bravery and supernatural poise, who is both beauty and beast. Mr. Schoenaerts is her perfect foil and complement, as large and coarse as she is small and delicate, and also as tender as she is tough.”
9:30 A.M. (CUNY) BOB HERBERT’S OP-ED.TV Laird W. Bergad, director of the CUNY Graduate Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, and Thanu Yakupitiyage, communications coordinator of the New York Immigration Coalition, discuss immigration challenges facing the country.
12:10 P.M. (Showtime 2) GOSFORD PARK (2001) In this Robert Altman mystery, a coterie of aristocrats and their servants gather for a weekend shooting party at a grand English estate in 1932 during which their host, Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon), is murdered. Whodunit? The suspects include Sir William’s chilly wife, Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas, above), and her younger sister (Geraldine Somerville), with whom she cut cards to determine who would snag the man and his millions; the handsome young valet (Ryan Phillippe) on whom Lady Sylvia has set her sights; an American movie producer (Bob Balaban) researching his latest project; the head housemaid (Emily Watson), whose affair with Sir William is common knowledge; and Lady Sylvia’s aunt, the imperious countess of Trentham (Maggie Smith), whose livelihood is dependent on the allowance that Sir William has threatened to revoke. Writing in The Times, Stephen Holden called the film, for which Julian Fellowes won an Oscar for best screenplay, “a melt-in-your- mouth hunk of 12-layer English spice cake.”
3 P.M. (Fox Business) RISE OF THE DRONES This weeklong special report on “Countdown to the Closing Bell” explores the ascent of the drone industry through interviews with Colin Guinn of 3D Robotics, Tim Conver of AeroVironment, Ernest Earon of PrecisionHawk, Ellen Lord of Textron Systems and Dave Kroetsch of Aeryon Labs.
9 P.M. (CW) AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Miss J. Alexander, the Queen of the Catwalk, rejoins Tyra Banks and Kelly Cutrone at the judges’ table in this 21st cycle, in which seven women and seven men compete for $100,000 from Guess, a fashion spread in Nylon magazine and a contract with Next Model Management. Yu Tsai comes on board as the creative consultant for photo shoots.
11 P.M. (Sundance) THE APPROVAL MATRIX The comedians Chris Rock and Kurt Metzger; the actor Jason Biggs; Dalton Ross, an editor at large for Entertainment Weekly; and the radio personality Frank DeCaro ponder that beast called fame.
What’s Streaming Now
SOUTHCLIFFE On the first anniversary of a shooting massacre in his English hometown, the television reporter David Whitehead (Rory Kinnear) receives a message warning that the killing is about to resume. But Stephen Morton (Sean Harris), the gunman responsible for the crimes, shot himself at the end of his rampage, leaving David to wonder if he’s being punked — or if Stephen is still alive. Tony Grisoni wrote and Sean Durkin directed this four-part mini-series, shown in Britain last year to mostly warm reviews (though some wondered if the violence was really necessary). Shirley Henderson, Anatol Yusef and Eddie Marsan round out the cast. (netflix.com)
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT: THE LABOURS OF HERCULESAcorn.tv presents the final three episodes of the series, the first two of which were shown on PBS but are also available for streaming on this website. In this penultimate installment, Poirot (David Suchet) travels to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for a notorious art thief, and runs into an old familiar face. (acorn.tv) KATHRYN SHATTUCK
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