Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Lee Israel
Short stories make the best films. And this is a very short story of an utterly fascinating tale.
I've always wondered how autograph and memorabilia sellers verify their wares. Turns out - they don't! Or, at least, used to be lax about the whole subject.
The wonderful thing about any criminal's memoirs is how easy it is to empathise with them. Seeing the thought process go from "of course it's not wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed a starving child" until it becomes "no one really gets hurt if I rob a bank" is terrifying. If you spotted a risk-free loophole, would you exploit it?
The movie is almost a page-by-page recreation of the book - and both are brilliant.