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The subprime crisis in the USA and the resulting financial meltdown made millions of Americans lose their hard-earned savings while the bankers responsible went scot-free. The resulting anger of the general populace against wall street is understandable. Going in Style (2017) is the expression of the reaction by one set of the affecting, the elderly. Three retirees played by Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine & Alan Arkin who have worked for decades for a local steel plant, suddenly find themselves penny less and one of them in the verge of losing his home – all because their pension fund was mismanaged and cheated by a local bank WSB. In…

Just watched the miniseries Ascension (2014) on Netflix. It starts off interesting – a crew of 600 men, women and children leave earth on a secret mission abroad a spaceship (a self-contained bio universe) that has been travelling for last 50 years on a 100-year mission to a distant galaxy – to save the human race from a possible world destruction due to the cold war in the1960s. The first generation were the heroes, the third generation will be the pioneers who found a new world – that leaves the in-between generation lost, opted in by their parents without having…

The African Doctor (Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont) is based on an inspiring true story of an African family trying to settle down in a conservative rural France of the 1970s.  A young man from Congo, who has recently graduated as a doctor from a French university, has two choices in front of him. To take up the job as the personal doctor to his country’s (Dictator) president which promises a luxurious lifestyle, or, work in a rural village outside of Paris as the local doctor. He opts for the latter as it will give him French citizenship, dignity, and a path…

After nearly a century the Federation encounters the Klingons and it is not turning out to be friendly. A captivating start for Star Trek: Discovery – a new television series that is available fresh in Netflix India. The graphics and costumes are contemporary for something that is created in 2017. I like the idea that in the first two episodes they have featured an Asian woman as the captain of USS Shenzhou and a Black woman as her first officer – gives us hope for a better future. As a Star Trek fan, I am enjoying the series. This show alone is…

I saw the film Kaashmora (காஷ்மோரா) starring Karthi in double roles only now, thanks to Amazon Prime Video. Kaashmora (played by Karthi) is a self-proclaimed ghost-hunter, who along with his family cheats people by claiming to possess spiritual powers. The film starts with Kaashmora curing a bungalow of the evil spirits that has haunted the place; it turns out to a trick, similarly was Kaashmora’s appearance on TV claiming to bring spirits on stage. Kaashmora performs his trickery so well that people get fooled and he becomes very famous and wealthy. This fame leads him to become the “guru” to…