Inventing Anna, a Netflix mini-series about the rise and fall of a fake socialite from creator Shonda Rhimes, is fascinating and compelling television. I took it as a parable about the rot at the heart of the American psyche. It’s a classic tale of good and evil, truth and lies, reality and illusion.Continue Reading: Inventing Anna, or the American obsession with money and power
Modern Love lets you sit with several New Yorkers as they figure out how to love and be loved in a city that can feel pretty lonely for some.
The stories are heartwarming and sweet. Not all are romantic love stories about about men and women who fall in love, however. Modern Love attempts to show you several kinds of love.Continue Reading: Review: Modern Love, season 1
Dirty John gives me the creepy crawlies. It is so uncomfortable to watch. I watched the first two episodes based on loyalty to Connie Britton, but the prospect of watching all 8 of the episodes in the first season of this tale doesn’t make me squirm with anticipation. More like squirm with dread.
It does have some of my favorite women actors. There is that. Continue Reading: The First Two Episodes of Dirty John
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.
Grandma stars Lily Tomlin as Elle. The entire story takes place in one day. It starts when Elle breaks up with her girlfriend Olivia (Judy Greer). Then Elle’s granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown.
Spoilers ahead. Continue Reading: Review: Grandma
Grandma stars Lily Tomlin, which is all anyone needs to know before laying their money down at a theater box office. The film release date is August 21.
Tomlin plays Elle Reid, who just lost her longtime partner, Val. Her 18 year old granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) appears one day asking for help. The two embark on a money gathering journey together which is mind expanding for both of them. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for Grandma