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The White Tiger(2021)- Review
The White Tiger is a drama film based on the book by Aravind Adiga of the same name. It is a story about Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav). Balram is born in a humble family with very few means or as stated in the movie in a ‘Lower-Caste’ family. Despite studying in a village he has quickly grasped the English language and envisions to study further and be a well-educated man unlike his family and this dream is further propelled when he is told he shall be given a scholarship to study in Delhi. But his fate had a different plan altogether. After his father’s untimely demise he is forced to leave school and start working to pay off his family’s debt. As time passes his dream of being educated stays a dream nowhere near his reality. Tired and fed up of his life in the village he wishes to step up the ladder by working in the city. The perfect opportunity comes along the way when he learns. Ashok (Rajkummar Rao the son of the village’s landlord is on the lookout for a new driver. Ashok has just returned to India from The United States with his wife Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jones), he has modern ideologies and evolved thinking unlike his father & brother, whom he constantly questions and asks to look beyond the caste system in India. With his wit and smart thinking he gets his wish and is hired as the driver for Ashok and his wife. Initially disappointed he finds his joy after the couple relocate to Delhi. Balram is happy and feels satisfied and creates a bond with his ‘masters’ who treat him with respect unlike others. While he believes he has achieved it all, earning fancily & doing a job none of his villagers could do, Pinky encourages him to be ambitious and reckons he can go much further in his life. Stubborn Balram continues to believe this is his destiny and serves his employers. But after that with a few unfortunate turn of events Balram realises he will no longer be a puppet in the hands of destiny and takes control of his fate. All this is showcased in the backdrop, narrated by Balram a successful entrepreneur, via his letters to the Chinese premier.
My Review of "The White Tiger"
The White Tiger is Netflix's latest 2021 film that they've just released. They seem to be hitting some homeruns as of late and killing the competition as they're not releasing anything to take the hype away. I hope they continue to keep this upwards momentum. In the meantime let's talk about this latest new release from the streaming giant.
My Review of "The Bling Empire"
The Bling Empire is a reality TV series that was just released recently in 2021. I'm not a big fan of reality TV shows except if they're for competition. Usually I can identify with competition reality shows because there's real people trying to win some sort of prize. I would kind of categorize these shows more as grand game shows rather than reality TV. This TV show is full on reality TV where it's following the lives of certain individuals. I have never gotten into anything of this sort.
Lupin Review: THIS is How You Revive a Classic
Set in modern Paris, Netflix newest hit series Lupin follows the professional gentleman thief and con man - Assane Diop (Omar Sy). He is the only son of Senegalese immigrant Babakar Diop. The series spans across timelines as we find out Assane’s background and motivation for his elaborate plots.
"Pretend It's a City"
Netflix has a way at certain times of putting out what I call a hidden gem. A hidden gem too me is that off off Broadway play that is really entertaining; a movie downtown that no one has spoken about but is really artistic; a restaurant that is off the beaten path, yet excellent. What is entertaining at times with Netflix is that they can do many different shows about many pithy things. "Pretend It's a City" is one of those pity, pragmatic series.
8 Netflix Gems To Watch When You Feel Nostalgic For The Holidays
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Movie Review: 'Outside the Wire' Has Netflix Year of Originals Off to a Slow Start
Outside the Wire stars Damson Idris as Lt Thomas ‘Harp’ Harper, a headstrong drone pilot. When a mission appears to be going sideways and a missile laden vehicle appears ready to wipe out an entire platoon, Harp violates orders and uses his drone weapons to eliminate the threat. However, the cost is the lives of two Marines that the platoon was attempting to save before the drone strike came. Harp killed two men in order to save 36 and that is all that saves him from a court martial for violating orders.
IMHO - What is wrong with You?
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Caught Off Guard w/ "The Witcher"
Netflix Original Series The Witcher, has developed quite the following this year since its release in late December 2019, becoming one of those Netflix series a handful of people in your social groups tell you “is so good, you have to watch it!”. Having heard this phrase countless times and with additions to “My List” increasing faster than decreasing, I decided I’d finally start the show and finish it within the week. Well, that day has officially come!
What is Bugging Me About Bridgerton
I love Shonda Rhimes. Let me put that as the foundation. I love Shonda. Period. Ok, now that has been established: Bridgerton presents very oddly to me as a show.
Dearest Reader, Netflix's Brigerton Has A Race Problem.
Barring rare exceptions like Firefly and The Expanse, it is quite hard to find shows with a mixed-race cast wherein the black and/or person of color characters are treated with dignity and equality. It is too much to ask that some stereotypes, humiliation or historically insensitive micro aggression not be evoked. Brigerton is no exception.
Netflix Top 10
To end 2020 and start off 2021 we have some interesting shows and movies for you. Number One Starting off with number one we have Bridgerton. A story of eight siblings searching for love and happiness in the high society of London. The show is inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels.