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The Mystic Masseur Review


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Film critics are expected to give eloquent answers as to whether a movie is good, bad or average. With The Mystic Masseur, I found myself too bored to initially think of anything useful. This is a movie where the most notable observation is how long you've been sitting still.

The movie opens in 1954 London, where Trinidad native and Oxford student Partap (Jimi Mistry) greets his mentor Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi) in England. That meeting kicks off an extended flashback where we learn of Ganesh's rise to prominence over the past decade.

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Cotton Mary Review


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Cotton Mary is a 1950s half-Brit, half-Indian woman in the colonies who runs afoul of her employers -- a stuffy British household featuring new mom Lily (Greta Scacchi). Lily's daughter is a sickly one, and Lily's a borderline unfit mother, so Mary whisks the kid off to her sister for nursing. Yeah, that's the plot -- and the tragic thing isn't that it's a frightful two-hour-long bore, it's that Scacchi is outfitted to look like a fat, frumpy old mom -- which frankly doesn't suit her at all.
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