Absentia, season 3, features danger, endless action, and suspense with the cop who never gives up, Emily Byrne (Stana Katic).Continue reading “Review: Absentia, season 3”
The Old Guard is an action-packed fantasy about immortal heroes starring Charlize Theron. It . . . wait. Stop. You had me at Charlize Theron. Oh, okay . . . might as well tell you more.Continue reading “Review: The Old Guard”
Seeing 2011’s Young Adult now, from the prospective of 2018, it seems that writer Diablo Cody wrote an allegory for the disconnected young adults of today.Continue reading “Review: Young Adult”
Tully has all the right ingredients. Stars include Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, and Mark Duplass. It’s written by Diablo Cody. Come on, people. This is going to be pure gold. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Tully”
Mindhunter, season 1, is a Netflix original. Set in the late 1970s, it’s about how the FBI began to develop a behavioral sciences division and look at the psychology of psychopaths and serial killers. These were early efforts to understand the criminal mind in days when the killers managed one-offs with a kitchen knife or a sawed-off shotgun.
I couldn’t help thinking about today’s mass murderers, who kill so many so quickly with automatic weapons. Nowadays, even if the FBI can understand the psychology of mass murderers, they are thwarted from doing anything about it by the gun lobby.Continue reading “Review: Mindhunter”
Atomic Blonde could definitely become a franchise like the James Bond or Jason Bourne movies everyone keeps comparing it with. Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton is smart, tough, relentless, cool, stylish, resourceful, beautiful, deadly, and really good at the spy game. Continue reading “Review: Atomic Blonde”
Girlboss is a new Netflix original comedy series starring Britt Robertson as Sophia, an immature, over-emotional 23 year old slacker who finds her passion and develops an online fashion business. Continue reading “Review: Girlboss, Season One”
Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson as Wendy, a NYC book critic whose marriage ends abruptly. She’s always depended on her husband (Jake Weber) to do the driving. Continue reading “Review: Learning to Drive”
In the Valley of Elah from 2007 is a searing condemnation of the war in Iraq. The story is a mystery about a father and a cop who investigate the son’s murder just outside a mythical Army base in New Mexico. Continue reading “Review: In the Valley of Elah”
Old Ain’t Dead just me, watching whatever looks good. To me. I don’t watch everything. I don’t have a “best of 2015” list because I don’t have a clue as to what most of 2015 had to offer, much less what the best of all that would be.
Yet here we are, at the end of the year, and a top 10 list is in order. So how about an Old Ain’t Dead top 10 for 2015? I present my favorites in no particular order.
I admit to being a little fast and loose with the 2015 part. Some of these things were made before 2015, but I saw them in 2015. Just go with it.
I cheated just a bit, too, because at the end I threw in a few extra mentions of things too good to ignore.