Hidden Figures: Theodore Melfi’s film manages to tell a story that is informative, emotionally engaging and thematically relevant (even today, alas), as well as inspirational. It is very traditional in its storytelling, but that is far from a problem. Very well put together; Mandy Walker’s camera captures nicely the meticulous production and costume design; the musical score matches the film well (and the songs are a nice selection, even if they are used somewhat too obviously). But, without a doubt, the highlight here is the acting: Taraji P. Henson has a very strong grip of her character, displaying both her strength and her awkwardness; Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are fabulous in their (somewhat) supporting roles; their character’s diversity is welcome. At last, Kevin Costner is also quite solid in his role.