The Art Of Self-Defense

Brief synopsis: Casey is a diffident and somewhat reclusive account, who decides that he needs to protect himself after getting beaten up whilst out getting dog food for his dachshund dog. He tries to purchase a handgun but is told they need to do a background check, and he would have to wait to take it.

Rattlesnake – review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis: A single mother, Katrina, takes her young daughter, Clara, to start a new life across America. As she is driving, she gets a puncture and is forced to stop and try and change the tyre. Whilst Katrina struggles to change the tyre, Clara goes playing in the dusty lands. Clara gets bitten by a rattlesnake, her screams causing Katrina to come running. Katrina seeks assistance in a nearby motorhome.

The Laundromat – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: A couple of Panama City lawyers, Júrgen Mossack and Rámon Fonseca, tell the story of how the very rich accumulate and protect their money, legally, from taxation and other financial penalties. When a boating accident causes the deaths of 21 people, the widowed spouse, Ellen Martin, of one of the victims looks for answers and recompense when the insurance payout is hindered.

Fractured – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Driving back from a family gathering, visiting his wife, Joanne’s, parents, Ray stops off to allow their daughter to use the bathroom. Whilst at the rest stop, their daughter, Perri gets frightened by a dog and falls, injuring her arm. Ray takes her to the local hospital and the mother and daughter get taken for a scan. Ray goes to the waiting area and falls asleep. When he wakes up he goes looking for his wife and daughter, the reception has no record of his daughter. The only record they have is for him being admitted earlier in the day. Ray tries to find his family.

A Stranger Outside – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: When pediatric nurse, Daphne Hart, loses her job in a hospital after a boy dies whilst under her care, her best friend, Kaci, gets her a job babysitting for a well-to-do family, who need someone to look after their diabetic son for the weekend. After being spooked by the pizza delivery man and calling Kaci to voice her concerns, Daphne finds her life in danger, when a mysterious figure stalks her and seems set on killing her.

A.M.I – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: After suffering brain trauma in a car accident that killed her mother, high school student Cassie obsesses over her American football playing boyfriend, Liam. Lonely and missing her mother, she finds a phone with an AI that replicates her mother’s voice. Cassie’s tenuous grasp on reality is tested further as the AI pushes her to homicidal heights.

The World We Make -review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis: Lee works at her family ranch, teaching people to ride horses. She is undecided what to do with her life after school, or if she should go to college. Her older brother, Casey's, best friend, Jordan, who is black, is going to college on a football scholarship. Casey, like his sister, is a horse lover. He thinks that Lee should take three months out and ride across the country with him. Jordan, who is afraid of horses, thinks it is a crazy idea. When Casey dies in a crash, Jordan and Lee get together. Lee decides she wants to fulfil her brother’s dream to cross the country. Lee and Jordan face prejudice and opposition to their union.

Unbridled – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis Abel is heading for victory in his political campaign, supported by his loving wife, Nora. When an old friend, Victor, from his past, threatens to expose a particular incident that would ruin his credibility, Nora, unbeknownst to Abel, fights to keep the truths from coming out.

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.