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Lucky Grandma (2019) is a comedy film featuring Tsai Chin as the 80-year-old  grandma living in New York’s Chinatown. While on a trip to a casino, she lands on a large pile of cash, believing it to be her luck to get it, she keeps it. Unlucky for her the underworld comes calling soon. Tsai Chin acting as the grandma was a delight to watch, other than that the film proceeds on familiar route with no real surprises or turns. Hsiao-Yuan Ha who comes as the 8-feet bodyguard Big Pong to grandma impresses us with his innocent acting. The first…

Rose Island (2020) is a comedy film based on the true story of a man-made island built off the coast of Italy in the 1960s in international waters and who declared independence status with the UN and European Council. The movie is available on Netflix and was an enjoyable watch, go for it. Reading the blurb for this film I was reminded of Principality of Sealand, which is near British waters where an abandoned World War II offshore platform wanted to be established as a sovereign state. Giorgio Rosa (Elio Germano) is a bright young engineer who likes to build…

After seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) I have been wanting to see the other films of the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Today I saw his earlier film Dr. Strangelove (1964), a satirical comedy made during the height of cold-war tensions between USSR and USA. Even if you are unable to step into the prevailing public fears of the day, this movie will be thoroughly enjoyable. A must-watch for every movie-lover and to understand the craziness that prevailed within the two super-powers during the 60s. This film can make you laugh in every frame while keeping you scared throughout. The…

Uncle Frank (2020) is a period film about being a gay man in the 1970s in America’s South. It is narrated from the perspective of a young girl Beth of her Uncle Frank who is a college professor in New York City. The film progresses on expected lines but still was enjoyable due to a tight screenplay, perfect casting for the lead roles and some good acting. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. Seeing the banner and the description I thought it will be another road trip across America movie. Instead, it was about the pain of a gay…

The Professor (2018) is an underrated film that I liked. It was about an English professor Richard Brown who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has less than a year to live. How this news transforms the way he leads his remaining days is the story, which has been narrated in an enjoyable yet relatable manner. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video. It is not easy to play the role of Richard Brown, you have to come out careless and indifferent but not arrogant and Johnny Depp has done it so well that in the initial ten…