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Battle of the Sexes
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight) takes us to 1973 when the eighth wonder of the world—believe it or not, that’s what the Houston Astrodome was called—hosted the tennis match of the century, pitting champion Billie Jean King, age 29, against Bobby Riggs, 55, himself a former champ...
Monday, Sep. 18, 2017
Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court.
King, of course, was more familiar with the sprawling tennis center in Queens, New York — it's named after her, after all (the stadium itself is named...
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017
Though seldom a smash on the big screen, tennis movies took center court at the Toronto International Film Festival, where "Borg/McEnroe" opened the annual festival Thursday.
The film, starring Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg, is the opening volley in the...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, has unveiled its official program selections. Among the world premieres will be Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ Battle of the Sexes, Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour...