Speaking of old directors
I watched 17:15 to Paris and though that it was, mercifully, enjoyable. I know you always knock Eastwood's amateur actors, but I side will the people saying that having the main characters played by the real people brought a naive sincerity that you probably wouldn't have gotten from professionals. The bad performance was Pam from The Office as one of their mom's. I was expecting a thriller but most of it is a free floating portrait of a bunch of friends growing up and palling around. I guess it's an old man's reflection on youth. Some of it is pretty corny (especially the scenes of them as kids, when they do not play themselves) but it's likeable, and the climactic action scene is very un-Hollywoodized aside from a brief bit of slow motion.
On the surface it's put together to suggest that their whole lives have been leading up to this moment, but then there's this reading https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-15-17-to-paris/Film?oid=39749611
Those conflicting thematic layers were totally absent from all the stodgy Oscar bait that made me despair of his ever making a good movie again (maybe Sully is at least decent, I still haven't seen that).
In conclusion: Dear Clint Eastwood, thank you for making another movie that demonstrates some personal investment and feels like something that you actually wanted to make. Please make your last movie also not suck and then retire before you end up crapping out another J. Edgar.