Netflix round-up for August:
Who has not seen Rocky and Groundhog Day? If not, WTF are you waiting for? You can catch these two classic films on Netflix. My favorite binge watch for August was The Sinner Season 2. I look forward to season 3.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? 2018 drama, crime, biography
Here’s an overrated movie for those “woke” film fans that need to get in an LBGTQSF flick to complete their useless “best movie” list. Lee Israel, the main character, was a mean, nasty, selfish lesbian author. As her writing career declined, she committed fraud by selling fake letters. She also stole, and peddled, genuine letters from a library. Richard E. Grant has a more interesting role as the gay hustler who sponges off her, and ultimately becomes an accomplice in her schemes. Yet the essential stupidity and weakness of his character presents a great comical scene when the cops close in, and he quickly sings-like-a-bird to save his own neck. This is a simple flick with two main characters for which a (normal) audience can feel no sympathy or connection. The most interesting thing about this flick were the scenes shot in the venerable Argosy Book Store in NYC, but believe me, this is not a big scene movie. I watched this movie while trapped on a verrry long transatlantic flight, and missed nothing with the smallish screen. Only suckers paid heavy to see this forgettable flick on the big screen. If Forgive Me sounds like your kind of movie, you have blundered into the wrong website. Streaming on HBO this weekend. Recommended only for diehard Melissa McCarthy fans.