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Late Night

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I just got back from seeing Late Night and I enjoyed it! As it only came out in the UK yesterday (June 7th), I will be keeping this review spoiler-free. The film focuses on Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling, who also wrote the film's screenplay), an Indian-American chemical plant efficiency expert, who is a life-long fan of Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), an iconic late night talk-show host. Katherine is the only woman who has ever achieved this feat. However, as Katherine finally faces the fact that her show's ratings have been declining over the past decade, one of her colleagues points out that its due to her phobia of hiring other women; her team of writers are all white middle-class men. She quickly hires Molly as a new writer. But as Katherine and her writers struggle to breathe new life into her talk-show, Molly strives to prove that she's more than a diversity hire and has what it takes to give Katherine the unique, authentic voice she knows she has. I loved the

Booksmart

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  This review contains spoilers Booksmart is a dumbfilm. See what I did there? Okay. Let's press on. I didn't really know much about the film beforehand. I just knew the basic synopsis: Best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are in their final year of high school. They are both proud academic overachievers and feminists. The day before their high school graduation, to Molly's horror, she realises that several of her classmates whom she considered stupid, or destined for unspectacular colleges due to spending their high school years partying, are actually bound for good jobs and colleges. She finds Amy and immediately tries persuading her to go out with her to school vice president/popular boy Nick's end-of-year party, out of fear of being known for doing nothing fun with her adolescence. I went into the cinema with fairly high hopes. Personally, my last few years of school were very uneventful, so I was expecting the film to resonate with