TV WORTH WATCHING:
CITY SLICKERS 
IFC, 8 p.m. ET; 6/18/2013 
This 1991 film is a sweet, funny comedy, capturing iconic Western villain Jack Palance in a late-career role that redefined him, in a way he celebrated by doing victorious one-armed push-ups at the Oscars. Billy Crystal is the enthusiastic guy who takes his buddies (Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby) to a Dude Ranch, where Palance’s Curly lords over them, and a cattle drive. Great fun. And, like Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou, Palance knew exactly how far to commit to a self-parody to make it hilarious – and unexpectedly tender at the same time.
-David Bianculli

TV WORTH WATCHING:

CITY SLICKERS

IFC, 8 p.m. ET; 6/18/2013 

This 1991 film is a sweet, funny comedy, capturing iconic Western villain Jack Palance in a late-career role that redefined him, in a way he celebrated by doing victorious one-armed push-ups at the Oscars. Billy Crystal is the enthusiastic guy who takes his buddies (Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby) to a Dude Ranch, where Palance’s Curly lords over them, and a cattle drive. Great fun. And, like Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou, Palance knew exactly how far to commit to a self-parody to make it hilarious – and unexpectedly tender at the same time.

-David Bianculli