Film review: Cold Pursuit and On the Basis of Sex

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Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Saturday, 9 February 2019, 10:30a.m.

Every Saturday morning, movie critic Francesca Rudkin joins Jack Tame to take a look at what is playing at the movies this weekend

Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit is an upcoming American action film directed by Hans Petter Moland from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin. It stars Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, and Tom Bateman. It is a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, also directed by Moland. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 8, 2019, by Summit Entertainment. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances, as well as the film's dark humor, and noted it to be as good as or better than the original film.[2]

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Daniel Stiepleman, it stars Felicity Jones as Ginsburg, with Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston, and Kathy Bates in supporting roles. The film had its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 8, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2018, by Focus Features. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics, who acknowledged it as "well-intentioned but flawed," and praised Jones' performance.

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