Sensing an opportunity when Billie Jean King (Stone) and fellow female tennis pros start their own tour because of an unjust gender pay gap, former male star Bobby Riggs (Carell) challenges the women’s number one to a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to prove once and for all who is superior.
Month: November 2017
WTM? at the 61st BFI LFF
Festivalling done right - Samurais, unorthodox Belgian judges, suspected serial killers, and not a tent or wellington boot in sight (well, save for the odd Swedish farmer)...
REVIEW: Mudbound (2017)
Against the backdrop of rural Jim Crow America, two families – one black, one white – struggle with the hardships of making a living off the land. When members of each family return home after serving in WWII, there is elation, depression, forbidden friendship, and racial friction afoot.
REVIEW: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
When a seedy gangster, well trained in the art of enemy making, is murdered aboard the titular train, each one of the carriage’s array of first-class passengers is a suspect. It’s up to world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) and his world class moustache to solve the mystery.
REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
The life of a forthright heart surgeon (Farrell) is handed a sinister blow when a series of meetings with a mysterious teenager (Keoghan) leaves him with a devastating choice to make.
SERIES REVIEW: Stranger Things 2
With strange things afoot once more, it's business as usual in Hawkins. But is the return trip really worth it?
REVIEW: Jigsaw (2017)
Moralist serial killer John Kramer – a.k.a Jigsaw – has been dead for a decade. However, when bodies begin to show up that bear his eerily distinctive mark, Detective Halloran (Rennie) and medical examiner Logan (Passmore) suspect that a copycat is at large. Meanwhile, five strangers awake in a remote barn and are forced to take part in a deadly game in which dark secrets are revealed.