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In Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) the King Arthur of Britain, shown as incompetent and resourceless goes in search of the Holy Grail in 932AD. The story in Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) happens millennia earlier in Jerusalem, narrating the story of a “Brian” who is born next door to Jesus Christ. From the three wise men, many confuse Brian as the son of God.  And this confusion is used to deliver a satirical comedy. If you can enjoy this type of comedy without being offended, check out this film. It gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’…

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 too those made around the two world wars, there is an alluring charm. This one is no different. Britain is getting ready to go to war with Germany when in a quiet country farm in Suffolk, a landowner Edith Pretty engages an amateur excavator Basil Brown to dig (what appears to be burial) mounds at her estate. They are not…

Carry On at Your Convenience (1971) follows the series of “Carry On” films (22nd out of the 31), produced by Peter Rogers and written by Talbot Rothwell. Earlier I had seen the Carry on Doctor (1967) which I liked as it was a fresh style for me. Following the same template this one certainly feels stale and uninteresting. Carry On at Your Convenience – The story follows the workers at a British Bathroom fittings manufacturing company W.C.Boggs and Son. There exist a love and hate relationship with the incompetent union leader Vic Spanner and the Foreman Sid Plummer. The management is headed by…

Sir David Attenborough, aged 94, is a legendary broadcaster for a long time with the BBC and a natural historian. He is known for his deep voice and his coverage of the animals around the world like no one else. His series like Life on Earth (1979), Life in the Freezer (1993), Blue Planet (2001) and others are remarkable works documenting the seldom seen lives of several species we share this planet with. His latest work: A Life on Our Planet (2020) is in his words “a witness report” of how the planet has changed in his (single) lifetime. A…

Frequencies (2013) is a British science-fiction film with an interesting plot. In a world where everyone emits a specific frequency, reminding us of a social score, which determines every aspect of their life – love, education, career, wait-time for a train and everything else. For nearly an hour the film proceeds slow, with repetitions of important scenes, making it tiring, but the last ten minutes go bustling. The low-frequency “Zak” is attracted to a privileged high-frequency “Marie”, but every time they come near for more than a minute, bad things happen in their surroundings. But Zak doesn’t give up, he…