Can You Ever Forgive Me
When biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) stars Oscar Nominated Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.
Fast forward to New York in the 1990's and Lee Israel is a frustrated, hard drinking author who has fallen out of step with the marketplace and who can barely afford to pay her rent or bills.
Desperate for money, she soon hatches a scheme to forge letters by famous writers and sell them to bookstores and collectors.
When the dealers start to catch on, Lee recruits a dubious friend, Jack (Richard E. Grant) to help her continue her self-destructive cycle of trickery and deceit.
81% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 1 hour and 47 minutes
The White Crow
Ralph Fiennes' film The White Crow (2018) was inspired by the book "Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh". This biopic drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961 during a European tour, despite KGB efforts to stop him.
Rudolf Nureyev changed the face of ballet in the West, with his wild animal magnetism and a hard to define charisma that grabbed the audience the moment he stepped on stage. Nothing like that had been seen on more sedate Western ballet stages before.
And yet, it could all have been lost to us, were it not for his impulsive defection at Paris Le Bourget airport on 16 June 1961, during a rare tour of the West by the Kirov (now Mariinsky) Ballet.
The film, The White Crow, focuses on Nureyev’s early life in the Soviet Union culminating in the events that led to his fateful jump to freedom.
65% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 2 hour and 7 minutes
On The Basis Of Sex
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, played by Felicity Jones, is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights.
When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.
On The Basis Of Sex is the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.
74% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 2 hours
The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.
Set to Elton John's most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton (The Kingsman films), Rocketman tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
It follows the music icon’s journey as he prepares to release ‘Honky Chateau’, his 1972 breakthrough album that featured the landmark single ‘Rocket Man’.
Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as Elton's longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton's first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton's mother Sheila Farebrother.
This larger than life muscial spectacle is packed with toe-tapping sing-alongs you’ve known and loved for decades! Taron's singing on the films' soundtrack was praised by Elton John "What he has done is extraordinary", and we invite you to join us and see for yourself!
Please note this film does contain strong language, drug misuse and strong sexual content.
89% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 2 hours