With ratings dipping and her writing staff comprised entirely of lethargic white men, late night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is on the brink of cancellation and collapse. Initially to appease diversity box-tickers, she hires her first female writer, Molly (Mindy Kaling) - whose presence truly throws the cat among the proverbial pigeons.
Written by co-star Kaling, Late Night makes great use of Thompson as the slightly tyrannical TV star and strikes a fine balance between gender politics, showbiz barbs and the generational gap to create a cheeky and satisfying slice of timely fun.
Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cast: Emma Thompson, Halston Sage, John Lithgow, Mindy Kaling, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Ryan.
Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes
15 – Contains strong language.