Violette (Bravo Thursday at 6 & 11...
Violette (Bravo Thursday at 6 & 11 p.m.): Claude Chabrol’s brilliant 1978 psychological thriller: a real-life tabloid murder story, beautifully acted by Isabelle Huppert. (2:04)
Absolute Beginners (Channel 13 Thursday at 8 p.m.): The most innovative and visually spectacular pop musical of the ‘80s: Julien Temple’s flashy, sassy version of Colin MacInnes’ story of pre-Beatles London youth. (2:00)
Shadow of a Doubt (Channel 13 Friday at 8 p.m.): Alfred Hitchcock’s personal favorite among all his films: his Santa Rosa thriller about the doubling of good and evil, with Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright as the two Charlies. (2:00)
The Funeral (Bravo Saturday at 9 p.m.): A family funeral comes apart at the seams: scathing social comedy by Japan’s Juzo Itami. (2:04)
Fort Apache (Channel 9 Saturday at 10 p.m.): John Ford’s great 1948 cavalry Western with Henry Fonda as a ruthless Custer-style martinet and John Wayne as his rebellious captain. (2:25)