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Film Review: Battle of the Sexes (USA, 2017) is topical, crowd-pleasing entertainment

Despite its 1973 setting, Battle of the Sexes is very much a film for the now with Billie Jean King’s story appearing just as relevant today as it did back then.  Stances on sexuality and the pay parity between genders as depicted here is likely to strike a chord with many an audience member, but as topical as Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris‘s film intends to be, it’s crowd-pleasing entertainment at the end of the day.... Continue Reading

Emma Stone and Steve Carell face off in new trailer for Battle of the Sexes

Fox Searchlight has unveiled an international trailer for their highly anticipated tennis drama Battle of the Sexes. Led by Steve Carell as chauvinistic ex-tennis champion Bobby Riggs and Emma Stone portraying feminist icon Billie Jean King, the film centres on the real-life showdown between the pair in the historical 1973 tennis match. As well as highlighting the rivalry, explosiveness, and attention the match sparked into the wider issue of gender equality.... Continue Reading