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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) is not a kid’s movie, yet it transported me to my childhood and brought back the pleasant memories and that was enough for me to thoroughly enjoy this film and highly recommend it. The story happens during simpler times when TV entertainment for kids meant responsibly made shows that were presented by friendly hosts who presented a world filled with hope for an amazing future waiting for the audience. The film is based on an interview with Mr Rogers by Tom Junod for the Esquire in November 1998. Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys…

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…

Though it had a low rating, I started with The Tomorrow Man (2019) for John Lithgow of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001) TV series fame. The film is about the affection and love that develops between an elderly couple-a divorcee and a widower. I agree the film may not work for everyone, the kids won’t get the subtlety, but I liked the film. Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) is a retired engineer who is living alone in a suburb and believes the world as we know is coming to an end, and he is stockpiling his bunker with enough(!) foods…

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…