Battle of the Sexes
First screened in October 2017
Directors: Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Austin Stowell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Jessica McNamee, James Mackay, Eric Christian Olsen, Alan Cumming, Lewis Pullman, Fred Armisen. Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy.

Twitter Capsule: Warm on King, shaky on Riggs. Winning in many ways, but familiar limitations from Beaufoy and these directors.

VOR:   Unavoidable Clinton-Trump overtones; if only they'd carried through! More polished than TV version, but still incomplete.

Photo © 2017 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Emma Stone
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Steve Carell

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