Falling Inn Love – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Gabriela is a city girl working at a San Francisco design company. She has a boyfriend of some two years, Dean, who shows no sign of committing to their relationship. The firm she is working for goes bust, and Dean’s ongoing commitment issues prompt her to end their union, Gabriela enters an online contest to win an inn in New Zealand. Gabriela wins the contest and flies out to New Zealand, excited to start a new phase of her life. She finds the inn. It is a wreck. She meets a local, Jake. They work on the inn together.

Surrounded – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Paige Lewis, a video blogger, invites her sister, Lindsay, to join her adventure-seeking group on a dive near a remote rock in the ocean. Not wanting to be stopped by any authority, Paige enlists the help of a dubious pilot to take the group out. The plane they are on crashes into shark-infested waters. As a group of sharks picks them off one by one, only Lindsay is left to try and survive the ordeal.

Fanatic – review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis: Rap superstar, Dom D takes advantage of his status and fandom, inviting voluptuous fan, Lexi, to his after-party. Dom D and Lexi hook up at the party. Five years later, Lexi hears Dom D is back in town. She goes to see him but is prevented from doing so by his security. Lexi kidnaps him.

Dead In a Week (Or Your Money Back) – review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis William is a depressed young writer who only thinks of death and killing himself. A chance encounter, when trying for the umpteenth time to commit suicide, with an ageing assassin, Leslie, results in him hiring the aged killer. Leslie promises to fulfil the contract within the week. When William receives a call from a publisher saying they are interested in his book, a meeting with one of the company’s editor’s, Ellie, has him rethinking his desire to die.

The Babysitter – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Cole is a reticent and bullied boy who is somewhat mollycoddled by his parents and scared of everything. His only friends are neighbour and school crush, Melanie and his hot babysitter, Bee. When his parents go away for an evening, leaving Bee to look after Cole, he spies on her and some of her friends when she thinks he is sleeping and sees her kill someone. When they find out Cole may have seen them, Bee and her cohorts are determined to silence him permanently.

Sextuplets – review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis: Alan's wife, Marie, is expecting their first child and her family history is extensive and large. Alan does not know his family, having been given up for adoption as a baby. Family is very important to Marie, so, after getting his adoption records through a favour from his father-in-law, he goes in search of his maternal family. He finds out he has five siblings.

Ay, Mi Madre! – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Maria returns to her village after her mother’s death to settle her affairs and collect her inheritance. Unfortunately, to collect her inheritance, she must fulfil several criteria stipulated by her late mother. The criteria are not only very specific, but they are also time-sensitive and difficult for Maria.

My top five foreign films on Netflix

As a self-appointed reviewer of Netflix's filmic output, I have watched and reviewed a lot of the films on the streaming service. I have tended to review films that have either been released this year or in 2018 and maybe a few from a couple of year previous. Not that there are no films before that period that interest me, it is just that, generally, older films have already been extensively reviewed.

Hampstead – Review (Netflix)

I have lived in London, the United Kingdom, all of my life. Born and bred here, you would think that I would know life here quite well. Growing up and around lower-middle-class people and having moved towards middle-class in adulthood, with a glimpse of the upper-middle-classes, I feel that I have a pretty good knowledge of the lives of Londoners, regardless of their social status.