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    TV Review: ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ Delivers a Slow, Yet Rewarding Watch

    Finding oneself can take place at any age. HBO’s latest miniseries, “Mrs. Fletcher,” takes Tom Perrotta’s novel of the same name to the small screen. The transfer provides the characters with many pregnant pauses and moments of reflective silences. However, quiet moments of reflection are exactly what the characters need. “Mrs. Fletcher” starts as a […] More

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    Middleburg Film Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Shows the Advantages of Privilege in a Dark Way

    2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A peek inside the world of a very unlikable figure, Marielle Heller‘s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” paints the appropriate picture of a person unworthy of sentiment, let alone forgiveness. Not holding back on the raw, leaned-in truth of real-life figure Lee Israel, Heller ends up – though likely not intentional – […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Sees McCarthy Forge Ahead in the Oscar Race

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Based on the memoir by Lee Israel, Marielle Heller’s (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”) sophomore effort, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” quickly became one of the more buzzed-about films after making its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, an unkempt and surly biographer who […] More

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    10 Films that Put Women at the Center of the Fall Festival Circuit

    Studios and festivals are really putting in the effort this year to make good on their promises to promote more female-driven work. Toronto International Film Festival is leading the way with a record thirteen In-Competition films from women directors. And going beyond the director’s chair, projects including female writers, and featuring prominent leading women are […] More

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    WATCH: Ben Mendelsohn Leads Nicole Holofcener Film ‘The Land of Steady Habits’

    Ben Mendelsohn has become a surprisingly charming actor of the past decade. He’s had some great villainous turns in “Animal Kingdom,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Bloodline” on Netflix. He’s also turned in some strong performances in prestige pictures, including his role in “The Darkest Hour” last year. While Mendelsohn may not be a household […] More

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    2018 Awards Profile: Marielle Heller’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ from Fox Searchlight

    FILM: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” PRODUCERS: Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, David Yarnell, and more DISTRIBUTOR: Fox Searchlight DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller WRITERS: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty CAST: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Anna Deavere Smith, Jane Curtin, Jennifer Westfeldt, Julie Ann Emery, Marc Evan Jackson, Joanna Adler, and more SYNOPSIS (via iMDB): The true […] More

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    LOOK: First Image From Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Is Here

    Melissa McCarthy’s (“Ghostbusters”) latest project looks like an Oscar winner in the making. The first image from Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” has just been released (see above), with McCarthy nearly unrecognizable as celebrity profiler turned con artist Lee Israel. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” tells the true story of Israel’s downfall in the […] More

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    WATCH: Official Trailer for Amazon’s ‘One Mississippi’ Season 2

    Amazon’s original series “One Mississippi” is returning for a second season, and they have just released the first trailer. From the company: Love is in the air in when we pick back up with Tig (Tig Notaro), her stepfather Bill (John Rothman) and her brother Remy (Noah Harpster), living together again in the family’s home […] More