Kozhipporu, meaning Chicken Fight is a Malayalam comedy film that is about two families, who are neighbours and close friends but turn foe due to a few missing eggs. The film is entertaining but has nothing that we haven’t seen in other films with a similar plot. Directors Jinoy & Jibit have done a good job of transporting us to the neighbourhood where the story happens. The film gets a mangoidiots rating of “Raw”. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. The film starts with a few friends on bikes chasing after their enemies in the next neighbourhood – indicating…

Bad Seeds (2018) is a French comedy that takes a familiar story and tries to present it interestingly, but the screenplay has little originality so it fails to leave you impressed. Don’t get me wrong, the film is highly watchable…

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art (2020) was so engaging that you soon forget that it is not fiction, and is actually a documentary based on true incidents. To learn that the best of the best, the experts on the field of art could have been so easily fooled for two decades in a scam worth $80 million was unbelievable. Fictitious works like The White Collar pale in comparison to this real story. The documentary is available on Netflix. In 1995, an unknown art dealer, a lady by the name Glafir Rosales, approaches Ann Freedman, New York’s…

Hotel Mumbai (2018) is a fictionalized account of the terrorist attack on the iconic Hotel Taj in Mumbai that happened on 26th November 2008.  The film does a reasonable job of covering the terror unleashed by a handful of boys…

Mundina Nildana (2019) is a Kannada romantic film. It is about the flashback of a famous photographer “Partha”, who recalls his past relationships – involving rejection and being rejected. A predictable and familiar storyline offering little out of ordinary, yet…

In the past I had written about my preference for having two monitors on my desk, and that I find it to be the single upgrade you can do to improve your productivity vastly. For a few years now, I was using was my laptop (Asus Zenbook) screen as the second monitor. But last year, I moved from the laptop to an AMD desktop PC, with that I was without a second monitor. I wanted to use the opportunity to go for a bigger size monitor in addition to the existing 27 inches 4K Monitor from LG, which I was…

Space Sweepers (2021) is a Korean science fiction film, which gets a MangoIdiots rating of “Raw”. The plot is about how a bunch of misfits, space junk scavengers unknowingly get involved in saving the earth from complete destruction. They take…

If you want to write the screenplay for a romantic comedy in a few minutes, it will result like Standby (2014). Starring Jessica Paré of Mad Men fame and Brian Gleeson the film is typical with no twists or turns, yet was watchable due to decent acting and the location of Dublin, Ireland, a lesser-seen city. The film is available on Kanopy. Alan is a part-time musician, works at the tourist information center of Dublin Airport, and single. One day he meets Alice, who is his first love while he was a student in the USA, the two are meeting…