Cinderella, find your dream and make it real

Cinderella has a glass slipper and a fancy ball. It also has pop music, rap, dance numbers, an inclusive cast, and a nonbinary fabulous godmother. The dominant message is to be true to yourself and live your passion – a theme that applies to both the women and the men in this reworked version of the old tale.

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Modern Love, season 2, all kinds of love

Modern Love is an anthology series based on personal essays about love that appeared in The New York Times “Modern Love” column. Season 2 brings 8 new and varied stories about all kinds of love. This series is on Prime Video.

Modern Love does an outstanding job with inclusive storylines and casts. It brings in love of all kinds. It falls down on women directors. Season 2 had only Celine Held directing one episode.

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The Old Ain’t Dead Top 10 of 2015

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.

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Review: Beyond the Lights

I can’t say enough great things about Beyond the Lights. It is an exceptionally good film. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to do so. I had the idea that it would merely be a love story. It was a love story, but it has so much more depth than that, which delighted me.

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