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On the Basis of Sex review – can’t do justice to Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Film

Mimi Leder’s biopic of the US supreme court justice is too conventional to capture her extraodinary lifeThere’s more to creating a flesh-and-blood biopic than simply giving an account of a life. Ideally there should be a holistic approach that transcends mere storytelling, an approach across the scope of the film-making that chimes with the personality of its subject. Think La Vie en Rose, for example, which so neatly demonstrated the way performance and life bled into each other for Edith Piaf....

On the Basis of Sex review – Ruth Bader Ginsburg starts her ascent | Film

Felicity Jones plays the real-life US supreme court justice in a watchable drama about her personal struggle against injustice and prejudiceThere’s a bit of ham and cheese in this forthright, likable biopic celebrating the early career of legendary lawyer and supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The director is Mimi Leder, experienced in socking over the action in pictures like The Peacemaker (1997) and Deep Impact (1998) and efficiently dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s of every scene ...