On The Basis Of Sex. Mimi Leder. 2018. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Started slow so as to set a scene that didn't need setting, but once it became, plotwise, an underdog sports movie, I was onboard. Visuals showing Ruth enveloped by a social context were much more effective than all the screaming about what the social context was. Decent undercutting of its own optimism, e.g. grimly predictive scene in which her Male Adversaries drone on about how they must protect The American Way.