When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Richard E. Grant,
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confess his secret hobby.
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Felix van Groeningen
Directorial debut by Paul Dano, and a stunning one at that. A small but powerful film as it takes its time digging deeper and deeper into the destruction of a family seen mostly through the son's eyes. In this week in the point of this family's lives, we see each of them having a need to try to find their purpose in life. The quiet shots make this film. The small town feel and even the furniture in the house reminds me of my grandma's house growing up. Carey Mulligan shines, and Jake Gyllenhaal holds his own as always. The camera focusing on the kid in the movie (Ed Oxenbould) is just brilliant. By the time the last shot in the movie happened, I felt completely satisfied with the note that it ends on.
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