Director: Nisha Ganatra
Writer: Mindy Kaling
Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O’Hare, Max Casella, Paul Walter Hauser, John Early, Luke Slattery, Ike Barinholtz, Marc Kudisch, Amy Ryan, Bill Maher, Seth Meyers
Seen on: 2.9.2019
Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is the only woman in the sea of late night hosts, but her success in dwindling. When it is pointed out that she only works with men, it’s the kind of thing that could be the last nail in the coffin of her career. So a woman is needed to make her all-white, all-male writer’s room a little more diverse. That woman is Molly (Mindy Kaling) who, knowing nothing of th reasons behind her employment at first, is overjoyed. And she brings along enough energy and enthusiasm to get things moving in the right direction for Katherine as well.
Late Night is no cinematic revelation, but it is very entertaining and it profits immensly from the fact that it is made by women of color who bring their perspective into the film in a much-needed way.Continue reading