The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 84 – Does tennis drama Battle of the Sexes have Oscar potential?

Emma Stone and Steve Carell in tennis drama Battle of the Sexes
Emma Stone and Steve Carell in tennis drama Battle of the Sexes

A sporting conflict between men and women takes centre stage on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Luke Stevenson with Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

We review the bizarre George Clooney-directed drama Suburbicon, made by dusting off an old Coen Brothers script, and the festive comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2, which features the bizarre decision to give Mel Gibson work. Then we take on Battle of the Sexes, in which Emma Stone plays feminist tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares to go to war on the court with Steve Carell‘s cartoonish sexist Bobby Riggs. In honour of that film, we list our top five sport movies.

In the news section, we delve into the enormous blockbuster trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, which brings a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe storytelling to a climax. We also chat about Anna Kendrick appearing in the new Chris Morris film and the first few ceremonies that mark the opening of awards season, leading to a great start for Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name.

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Music by Bensound.



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