Movie review: Can I Ever Forgive You and Ghost Stories

Every Saturday morning, movie critic Francesca Rudkin joins Jack Tame to take a look at what is playing at the movies this weekend.

Can I Ever Forgive You starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant

Melissa McCarthy is literary fraudster Lee Israel in this biopic from the director of The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on Israel’s memoir.

Lee Israel made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Ghost Stories starring Andy Nymand and Martin Freeman.

Skeptic Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman, also co-writing and directing) finds himself creeping toward terror as he investigates a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable hauntings.

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