Flick picks: Melissa McCarthy mines drama in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

//Flick picks: Melissa McCarthy mines drama in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Flick picks: Melissa McCarthy mines drama in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

In a rare dramatic role for the comedic actress, Melissa McCarthy stars in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” — a biopic about biographer and literary forger Lee Israel that enters the pantheon of painfully acute cinematic portraits of writers. A once best-selling profiler of such celebrities as Tallulah Bankhead and Estée Lauder, Lee falls on hard times when her subjects and approach go out of style — and her prickly personality and caustic wit haven’t won her many allies. Broke, bitter,…

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