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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ a buzzy showcase for McCarthy

In a dramatic turn for Melissa McCarthy (not the first, but lauded as so), Can You Ever Forgive Me? tells the story of fledgling author Lee Israel and the illegal lengths she went to for extra cash and a sense of purpose. The Marielle Heller-directed drama based on Israel’s memoir of the same name is a no-makeup-Oscar-buzz-generator showcase for McCarthy, but its anti-hero protagonist isn’t much of a protagonist at all. (BKP: 3.5/5)

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Reviews: B-D

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD (2019): Review by FF2 Media

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a truly “beautiful” film. Love, pain, a family working through their issues–it’s got it all. The film is centered around the beloved children’s show host Mister Rogers and a reporter assigned to write an article about why he is a hero. Director Marielle Heller managers to make the […]

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Bechdel-Wallace List Reviews: B-D

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Writer-director Marielle Heller brings a graphic novel to life, telling the engaging and  refreshingly funny story of 15-year-old Minnie Goetze. Newcomer Bel Powley shines in her starring role as the 1970s teenager during a sexually-charged transformation. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky “Minnie Goetze” (Bel Powley) just experienced an important milestone in […]

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