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Movie Reviews: Australian Dream+A Mighty Wind+Killer Mermaid+Dark Mirror+Linda+Battle Of The Sexes

The Australian Dream (2020)

A good documentary about Australian Rules Football player Adam Goodes and the racism he faced.

Best Lines:

“Walked this land for thousands of generations.”

“Infamous in their own town and school.”

“You invite a response.”

“Feel happy about yourself.”

“Succeeded in spite of the Australian dream!”

“What it is to belong in this country.”

A Mighty Wind (2003)

A mockumentary about folk singers that isn't good.

Killer Mermaid (2014)

This is so male gazey. No.

The Dark Mirror (1946)

Olvia de Haviland plays twins, Terry and Ruth, in this terrible film. One of the twins is a murderer. There are patronising men who joke about police brutality. Grown women are referred to as girls.

Best Line:

“I have no words adequate to express my contempt.”

Linda (1973)

This was an okay tv movie about a wife, her lover, her husband and a murder. This was full of twists.

Battle Of The Sexes (2017)

Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star in this flop true story. Billie Jean King (Stone) wants equal pay and an ex champ named Bobby Riggs (Carrell) broods. The WTA is formed in 1973 and King faces a hail of condemnation for wanting equal pay. There is an onslaught of criticism and Riggs' wife does persistent and vicious attacks on him. He's a serious mistake and absolute disgrace and yet she stays with him.

King faces a torrent of abuse and how many sons does Riggs have? There is 70s fashion and hair. There are coin operated tvs in an airport and Riggs is a publicity hound. King faces sexism. Riggs was big in the 40s. There is vintage footage that includes Ricardo Montalban. Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elizabeth Shue, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham and Jamey Sheridan co star in this okay film.

Best Lines:

“Suprised in the lair.”

“Crazy old hustler.”

“We're both just sideshows.”

“The world isn't always a forgiving place.”

“The women's number 1 can't beat a 55 year old!”

“Tired and dispirited.”

“If you lose, I will never forgive you!”

Tags: movie review, scary 1970s tv, the boys, the high life

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