Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Director: Marielle Heller Run Time: 106 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2018
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin, Ben Falcone
The true story of bestselling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ’80s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.
While Can You Ever Forgive Me does have nominations (Best Actress, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Adapted screenplay co-written by Nicole Holofcener) we feel as if the Academy certainly feel that Marielle Heller should have received a Best Director nod and the film is definitely a Best Picture contender.