Hidden Figures wisely stays away from the tropes of any number of "feel good" movies. There is real sadness, anger, frustration and pain here, so when those emotions give way to joy and victory, it feels all the more real.
Just like in real life, humour and intense sadness exist in the same scene, bleeding into one another. Hilarious discomfort can transform into moments of almost voyeuristic intimacy in an imperceptible moment.
The guitar-slinging Valkyrie, lipstick-shaped rocket, and DayGlo colour scheme that adorn the cover of Cherry Glazerr's third LP hearken back to an era in rock music that has become somewhat of a relic.