Battle of the Sexes. Andrew and Martin are reunited to examine this 2017 movie that tells the story of a 1973 tennis match between Billy Jean King (Emma Stone) and former Mens No1 Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). Riggs was at his peak in the 1940s but had publicly challenged King, then the women’s No1, claiming that he would beat her. Find out what happened and how accurate is the movie’s depiction.
Gorillas in the Mist. This episode will look at the story of Dian Fossey and her study of West African gorillas. The lead role is played by Sigourney Weaver although many would say that the gorillas are the stars of the show. To examine this 1988 classic, we are joined by Sean and Cody from Green Screen who will also bring an environmental perspective to the movie.
The Two Popes. Anthony Hopkins and Jonathon Pryce star as Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Bergoglio respectively in this 2017 movie looking at relatively recent turmoil in the highest ranks of the Catholic Church.
Just Mercy. Recently referenced in Thoughts & Themes 2, this powerful film stars Michael B Jordan as Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights lawyer seeking to overturn the conviction and death sentence that an Alabama court had awarded to Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx). It’s a movie that is gripping and packs a powerful punch but how much license has been taken with the facts?