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“Battle of the Sexes” proves tennis highlights are boring

The filmmakers didn’t set out to make a movie about sexual awakening and female activism. They wanted to make a movie about a tennis match we all know the result of, and they failed to see where the story wanted to go. 


“Greatest Showman” picks a difficult path

It’s no wonder while looking for a reference point for this biopic musical mashup that I couldn’t find one. Because it’s a counterintuitive approach to telling a dramatic, biographical story.

“Gifted” is genuinely moving

Raising questions about child care is “Gifted,” director Marc Webb’s wrinkle for the cinematic universe of custody battles. His spin centers on a mother and son’s legal battle over 7-year-old mathematics genius …