Wonder Woman 1984 Didn’t Make Me Sing with Joy

Wonder Woman 1984 was a terrific superhero blockbuster extravaganza. But it did not leave me bursting with enthusiasm the way the 2017 film did. I was so wound up by the earlier film I wrote 3 lengthy posts about how great it was. I won’t have that much to say this time.

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Sylvie’s Love is a Lush and Romantic Love Story

Sylvie’s Love is a gorgeous, luscious love story set in the world of jazz and cocktails from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Streaming on Prime Video, it will set your romantic heart atingle.

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Godmothered – Some Fairy Godmothers Don’t Know When to Quit

Godmothered is a Disney fairy tale with a feminist twist. It’s a Christmas-adjacent tale perfect for the whole family to enjoy together during the holiday season.

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I’m Your Woman Turns Rachel Brosnahan into a Bad Mama

I’m Your Woman, streaming on Prime Video, stars Rachel Brosnahan as the wife of a criminal. She goes on the run when every bad guy in Pittsburgh suddenly and insistently wants to know where he is.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Hits All the Right Notes

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom tells the story of one afternoon in a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Two white men were determined to record 4 songs by Ma Rainey and her band. They intended to make big money from the records. It’s streaming on Netflix.

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2020 Favorites – Movies and TV Series

Here at Old Ain’t Dead I made a list of my 2020 favorites among movies and TV for the year. I can’t make a “Best Of” list. I don’t watch everything. I only watch things made by or starring women. Nor do I subscribe to every service. There are many things I miss.

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Review: Let Them All Talk

Let Them All Talk is an odd but interesting film with A-list actors including Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, and Dianne Wiest. Director Steven Soderbergh put the three of them on the Queen Mary 2 and let them improvise most of the dialog. It’s streaming on HBO Max.

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Review: Funny Boy

Funny Boy is the particular story of one Tamil boy in Sri Lanka during the 1970s and 80s. Around him, the larger political events between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalese erupted into a 26-year Sri Lankan Civil War. This film is available on Netflix.

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Review: Bhaag Beanie Bhaag

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is a contemporary Indian comedy streaming on Netflix. Beanie is a woman who dreams of being a stand-up comic. Her parents dream of grandchildren. The series was written and directed by women.

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Review: Unpregnant

Unpregnant puts two teenage old friends on a comedic road trip because one of them needs to be unpregnant. It’s an adventure about making your own decisions, being true to your friends, and facing up to who you are. It’s an HBO Max original. Beware the spoilers.

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