With awards season in full swing and director Marielle Heller’s newest film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” being a big name in all the awards buzz, it’s the perfect time to look back to last year when she brought the story of author Lee Israel to life with “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”. There wasn’t a film that I backed as hard last year to win any and every award possible as much as this film because I truly think it’s perfect. It tells the fascinating and true story of Israel (Melissa McCarthy) falling out of touch with the modern world of literature and turning her talent for being factual into a forgery.
Year: 2013 Runtime: 93 Minutes Director: Nicole Holofcener Writer: Nicole Holofcener Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette By Ariana Martinez "Love is Worth Living For, Enough Said." As we reach the final months of 2019, it is a moment of reflection, specifically through In Their Own League’s Top 50 Films of the... Continue Reading →
By Kristy Strouse There are several reasons why Nicole Holofcener’s foray into middle-aged adult relationships is touching and natural, and one of them is because of the late and very talented James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles. After playing iconic tough characters, this movie allows us to see a softer side of the... Continue Reading →