Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Battle of the Sexes"

Show Notes: Ann and Les had their own battle of the sexes during this review; Les proclaimed Emma Stone’s brilliant performance while Ann thought the story lacked class.

Plot
: This film tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world-number-one Billie Jean King and ex-champ/serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Runtime 2 hr 1 min.

Director
: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Writer: Simon Beaufoy

Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

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