One addition to make to Friday's opening-movies list is a comedy that will play at both mainstream theaters and the Magic Lantern:
"Late Night": Mindy Kaling plays a new writer on TV star Emma Thompson's show whose task is to save a failing format. You know it's fiction because … well, you figure it out.
Here are some critical comments:
A.O. Scott, New York Times: "Rather than scourging the complacency and hypocrisy of television, it subjects the medium to a vigorous exfoliating scrub in the name of feminism and inclusiveness."
Yolanda Machado, The Wrap: "Kaling qualifies as an expert at writing romantic comedies after five seasons of The Mindy Project. But the romance in Late Night isn't girl-meets-boy; it's girl-meets-career."
Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com: "An earnest and funny comedy, with very sharp teeth."
That seems to be the lot. So go, see a movie. And enjoy.