Let’s break down this week’s new home releases which include A Star Is Born, Overlord and Can You Ever Forgive Me.
The Oscar nominated modern retelling of A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Both musically-inclined and internally broken, Jackson and Ally are lovers of an unshakable bond. Undoubtedly gifted yet sorely despondent, Ally is ready to abandon her dreams of becoming an artist. Fortunately, Jackson’s unbridled love won’t allow for such.
In a last-ditch effort to revive her hopes, Jackson convinces Ally to continue pursuing her goals. As Ally’s musical career begins to thrive, their relationship is marred by Jackson’s conflicting emotions and toxic alcoholism.
D-Day looms, and two soldiers are prepared to sacrifice their own lives to the noble cause of bringing down the Nazis. They have a secret mission to perform when they sneak into a Nazi-occupied town, but they do not realize what kind of a time they are in for.
Not only is their mission dangerous by conventional means, but it has a supernatural element to it that makes their blood run cold. Can they successfully thwart the plot unfolding in front of them, or are they doomed to be unwitting guinea pigs in a sick experiment by the Aryan race?
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Though Lee Israel has undeniable profiling skills, her work has grown stale and hackneyed, rendering her profession unnecessary and insignificant. Previously, Israel was profiling Estee Lauder, Katharine Hepburn, and Tallulah Bankhead. Now in times of financial hardship, Israel must find other ways to make a living. With assistance from her steadfast boyfriend, Jack, the two endeavour to keep Israel afloat. With a dose of trickery and deceptive eye, they do just that.
Can You Ever Forgive Me stars Melissa McCarthy, Stephen Spinella, Richard E. Grant, Ben Falcone and Dolly Wells. It is directed by Marielle Heller.