Polaroid – review

Brief synopsis: When Tyler (Davi Santos) finds an old Polaroid Instamatic camera whilst clearing a house for the antique store at, he gives it to Bird (Kathryn Prescott) who also works at the same store and is an avid photographer. A shy loner, Bird is persuaded to go a party by her friend Kasey (Samantha…

Uppity: The Story of Willy T Ribbs – review

Back in 2008, Lewis Hamilton found himself the subject of racist chants from sections of the crowd in Spain and Bahrain, the British press condemned the actions of ignorant few who had sullied the reputation of Formula One by bringing to the sport something that was more common and, in some ways, acceptable, at football…

Miss Americana – review

As a black man, in my early fifties and having grown up in south London, my musical influences and leanings were towards soul and funk with a smidgen of reggae. My clubbing days were solidly soul and funk, moving into house and garage music and embracing the musical mores that surrounded that scene. That is…

Grandma’s Wedding – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: When the grandmother of a large family tells her family that she is getting married to the gardener, they support her decision despite some reservations and various internal familial squabbles. A year later, the grandmother’s family is preparing to meet her fiancé’s family. When the grandmother’s well-to-do, city-dwelling family meet the gardener’s more…

Close – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Close protection operative, Sam Carlson (Noomi Rapace) is hired to protect wild child, billionaires daughter, Zoe Tanner (Sophie Nélisse) shortly after her father’s death. Zoe stands to inherit all of his company shares, much to the displeasure of his widow and second wife and Zoe’s estranged stepmother, Rima Hassine (Indira Varma). With an…

Airplane Mode – review (Netflix)

Ana (Larissa Manoela) is a highly popular social media influencer. Obsessed with her popularity, she checks her phone and post responses to the detriment of everything else in her life. The only daughter of Laura (Silvia Lourenço) and Inācio (Michel Bercovitch), Ana’s soaring popularity gets her a job at a clothing company, True Fashion. Her…

Deadcon – review (Netflix)

It is twenty-twenty and a new decade. My reviewing output has slowed of late due to a few factors - working a lot more. Christmas. Not visiting the cinema that much and, considering I generally review Netflix output, a paucity of anything that I found remotely interesting over the festive period on the streaming service.…

Destination Wedding – review (Netflix)

Nihilistic sales executive Frank (Keanu Reeves) encounters neurotic, depressive, romantic Lindsay (Winona Ryder) when both of them are invited to Frank’s brother, Keith’s (Ted Dubost) wedding in Paso Robles. Meeting one another at the airport, they are initially pleasant until Frank, to Lindsay’s observation, tries to cut in from of the line. With all the…

6 Underground – review (Netflix)

A tech billionaire (Ryan Reynolds) decides to fake his death and assembles a team, all of whom are believed to be dead, to combat tyrants who are above the law. Using his vast resources, he recruits five people to join him. He insists that they all address one another by numbers to maintain anonymity. He…