7:30 PM, 20th September, 2019
After 30 years in the business, late night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is struggling to stay relevant – and employed, with her network bosses threatening to replace her if her ratings don’t go up soon.
To shake things up and reinvigorate her staff of all-male writers, she demands that a woman (Mindy Kaling) be added to the team. Initially just a token diversity hire, Katherine soon finds her world being turned upside down as the two women – separated by culture and a generation – find a way to save the show and each other.
Timely and sharply written, Late Night is a fun twist on the workplace comedy, with terrific turns from Thompson and Kaling (who also penned the script).
9:22 PM, 20th September, 2019
Tess (Katharine Hepburn) and Sam (Spencer Tracy) are rival reporters from two different worlds: she is a well-travelled political affairs columnist fluent in several languages, while he is a simple sports writer. Against all odds, they fall in love and rush into marriage, only to discover that they may have made a mistake.
Woman of the Year delivers a surprisingly modern take on feminism wrapped up in a screwball romantic-comedy-drama, albeit one somewhat let down by a contrived revised ending. Most notably, it was the first of nine films that Hepburn and Tracy made together over 25 years. In fact, their chemistry was so palpable that it turned into a legendary off-screen romance that lasted until his death in 1967.