THE PRINCESS BRIDE
AMC, 8:00 p.m. ET
Here’s another one of my “spider-web” movies, featuring a brilliantly funny and clever screenplay by William Goldman, adapting his own, equally clever book. Rob Reiner’s direction is flawless yet casual, and every performance in this 1987 comedy film adds something wonderful to the whole. This time, I think I’ll point out the smarmy perfection of Chris Sarandon as Prince Humperdinck – and, of course, the scene-stealing performance by Mandy Patinkin, now co-starring on Showtime’s Homeland, as Inigo Montoya.