ALL THE PRETTY HORSES
Friday 6.30pm, Showtime Drama (M) ★★★
Billy Bob Thornton directed the adaptation of Cormac Mccarthy’s novel and almost killed Matt Damon’s career. Which is a pity, because it deserved more than the paltry box office it attracted. Damon plays John Grady Cole, a cowboy who drifts south of the border in search of adventure and, indeed, discovers wealthy rancher’s daughter Alejandra de la Rocha ( Penelope Cruz). Bad move. Terrific cast includes Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Robert Patrick and Ruben Blades.