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Jojo Rabbit (2019) is a historic comedy fiction about a young boy living in Germany during World War II. He is torn between his loyalty to the führer and saving the life of a young Jewish girl who is secretly living in their house. The 10-year-old Johannes Betzler aka Jojo is fascinated by Adolf Hitler, and, imagines the führer to be his friend. During a weekend training at the Hitler Youth camp, Jojo gets hurt badly when a hand grenade blows near him, disqualifying him from joining the Nazi armed forces, instead, he is assigned civilian propaganda jobs in the…

Amélie (2001) is a different type of film with a familiar plot, it had won Best Film at European Film Awards and was nominated for Academy Awards. The entire film is shot in a Gevacolor like style (like the Valencia photo-filter in Instagram) adding a sense of vintage. It is about a young lady living in Paris, who is looking for love, a love of her dreams and goes about finding it on her own (nutty) way. Growing up Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) had an unhappy childhood due to overly cautious parents. Amélie is working in a cafe and on…

This show’s premise was intriguing to me: A multi-racial couple, an Indian parents living nearby, the drama of raising three young kids, and, a female protagonist who is working in a video game design studio. I started watching I Feel Bad (TV Series) with expectations, but it became staler and staler with each passing episode and I stopped with the ninth episode of season one. Unsurprisingly this show was not renewed for another season. Emet (Sarayu Blue) is an Indian-American wants to have it all,  her loving husband David (Paul Adelstein) supporting her unconditionally and her parents helping her to…

Movies like “The Farewell (2019)” are the reasons I love watching films from around the world.  The film is about a loving Chinese family trying to hide from their matriarch, her late-stage cancer by organising a grand wedding in the family to keep her spirits high. Nai Nai (generic term to mean  ‘paternal grandmother’ in Chinese) is an old lady living in Changchun, China. After her husband’s death many years ago, though there are people around her, like a caring sister living nearby, a roommate and a maid, she misses having her two sons and their kids. She loves them…

Forrest Gump (1994), this film has been in my bucket list for decades. I finally watched it today, and it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. It is about Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks), a not so smart young man from Alabama who gets teased to being stupid throughout his life. Despite this, through his hard work and a boatload of luck, he goes on to win the highest accolades in every field he sets his foot on-To become a star player in University football, a Vietnam war hero, to be awarded presidential honour twice, winning international table-tennis,…