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Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ pulls back the curtain on late-night TV

Written, produced by and starring Mindy Kaling, “Late Night” is such an interesting premise as to make one wish it had been more ambitious about pulling back the curtain on a late-night TV show. As is, the movie stands out most for Emma Thompson’s performance as an imperious talk-show host, who receives an unexpected jolt after making what she freely admits is a “diversity” hire.

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