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Tammy (2014) starring Melissa McCarthy is supposed to be a road comedy, but it was a long train-wreck. Melissa’s later movies like Spy (2015), The Boss (2016) were better than this one. Tammy is available on Netflix. Tammy Banks (Melissa McCarthy) is a loser and whiner.  One day, she loses her job and finds her husband cheating. To find her footing she goes on a road trip with her grandma, who finances the trip. A perfect setting that could’ve been used to narrate humorous situations that are tasty, instead Director Ben Falcone serves us ice-cold leftovers. Till the credit roll,…

The Dig (2021) is a fictional account of the unearthing of Sutton Hoo Royal Burial Ground treasures in England in 1939. Director Simon Stone has given an engaging film. Available on Netflix. Not sure what is with periodic films, that…

Passengers (2016) was more of a romantic film told in a sci-fi plot. In a distant future, 5000+ passengers and crew are on hibernation for 120 years on a space ship called Avalon travelling to a new colony planet. After…

24 City (2009) is a Chinese film that had won accolades in international film circuits. A fictional take on a supposed Chinese state-owned factory in Chengdu that had produced aeronautical components in its heydays and is now in a bad shape. Its huge landholdings are parcelled off as a new apartment complex called “24 City”. The film is a documentary-style take on this in the way of interviews with former employees and their children. It is available on Kanopy.com. A former worker, a lady says I used to work before getting laid off in the 1990s and now I am…