The Good Liar (2019)
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey
Classification: Crime Thriller
Members please note: This film is being screened on the third Friday of the month. (The second Friday is Good Friday.)
A career con artist meets a wealthy widow online, and then discovers that his plan to steal her fortune has unexpected roadblocks.
The Guardian included this film in a list of the most underrated films of 2019, and Helen Mirren was nominated for Best Actress, Drama at the 2019 Saturn Awards.
Knives Out (2019)
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Colette, Christopher Plummer and many others,
Classification: Mystery thriller
A modern whodunit with sardonic nods to Agatha Christie, the film follows a family gathering gone awry after the family patriarch's death leads a master detective (Daniel Craig) to investigate.
The film received critical acclaim, particularly for its screenplay, direction, and acting. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the film received three nominations in the Musical or Comedy category: Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Craig, and Best Actress for de Armas. It also received Best Original Screenplay nominations at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards and Oscar Awards. It was also selected by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2019.