Legal biopic 'On the Basis of Sex' leads this week's new releases

20 Feb 2019 in New Releases

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On the Basis of Sex
On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex explores the career of only the second woman to be appointed to the US Supreme Court. Focusing in particular on her years studying, teaching and a landmark case which threatens to change the course of gender equality, this stirring legal drama of a trailblazing woman who overcame all the odds also has an affecting mother-daughter relationship at its centre.

Also released in cinemas this week

Capernaum

Oscar® nominated in the category of Foreign Language Film, Lebanese drama Capernaum sees a 12 year-old boy attempting to sue his parents for the negligent act of bringing him into the world without being able to care for him. Despite his circumstances, Zain endures life on the chaotic streets with great resourcefulness and resilience in this visually-striking social critique.

New to Order on DVD

The Hate U Give

Based on the critically acclaimed young adult novel of the same name, The Hate U Give is a powerful tale of loss, activism and community around the Black Lives Matter movement. When the childhood best friend of African-American teenager Starr is killed by a white police officer, her life is changed irreparably in this vital film for young audiences.

Also new to order this week

First Man; Smallfoot; Johnny English Strikes Again; Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

The psychological impact of Neil Armstrong's career as an astronaut and his involvement in the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon on his mental health is explored in First Man; a yeti who has been brought up to believe that humans are mythical creatures is banished from his community in animated musical Smallfoot; Britain's much-loved accident prone secret agent is called out of retirement after a cyber attack leaves him as the nation's last hope of finding the mastermind hacker behind it in Johnny English Strikes Again; and children's horror sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween sees three young friends team up to stop an evil ventriloquist's dummy from bringing about the apocalypse.

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