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    The Apartment (1960)

    Feeling thoroughly entertained by a sixty years old film is proof of its timeless storytelling. The Apartment (1960) is one of those movies that wrote the textbook on the rom-com genre that’s popular in Hollywood to date. Wiki says the film is one of the greatest American films of all time and included in the US National Film Registry and it truly deserves it.  This is a definite watch for all movie lovers. CC.Baxter is a clerical staff in a large New York Insurance firm. Taking advantage of his soft demeanour, the superiors in the office make him spare his apartment for their extramarital affairs with the girls in the…

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    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

    This month marks the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest films of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).  No better time to watch it for the first time.  This movie has been a must-watch during the Christmas season for many around the world. I found it to be worth every bit of praise it has garnered, in fact, I cried in joy and gratitude in the climax scene, and I am not the sentimental type. I watched the classic film on Plex Live TV (there may be a free version in your region), the remastered colour version was stunning. It gets my highest rating of Delicious. Don’t miss…

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    Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

    I may probably be the last person in his forties to have watched Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) for the first time in 2021. In the past, I have often heard about this romantic comedy which has been called a cult classic and a British culture icon by Wikipedia. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. The movie is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and you can’t miss it. In her 30s and sadly single, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is working in a dead-end job as public relations officer in a London publishing firm. To get over her loneliness and hopelessness Bridget starts writing a…

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    Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

    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’ and available on Netflix. Jesus Christ doesn’t have any direct…

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    Notorious (1946)

    If I tell you a film that was made 75 years ago, that too, a spy drama will be a fantastic watch even today, you will find it hard to believe. But, it certainly was how I felt when I watched Alfred Hitchcock‘s Notorious (1946) – the movie kept me thoroughly engaged – every frame remains relevant and hasn’t got outdated – a timeless classic of the genre. Immediately after World War II, in 1946, a wealthy American is convicted as a Nazi spy and his daughter feels abandoned. Noticing that she unlike her father is a patriot, an American intelligence agency recruits her to infiltrate a German secret mission…