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.

Dolemite Is My Name – review (Netflix)

Brief Synopsis: Real-life struggling comedian, Rudy Ray Moore, sees an opportunity to improve his lot in life and achieve the success he has always craved when a chance meeting with a homeless vagrant gives him the idea to invent the character and comedy persona Dolemite. Not happy with the regional success the character brings him, Moore uses his fame and sales skills to persuade friends and others to make a film in the middle of the seventies blaxploitation era.

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.

Kill Me If You Dare – review

Brief synopsis: Demet and Okan have a fairytale love, blissfully enamoured of one another. Five years of marriage later, the lustre of the fairytale has worn off and Demet is unhappy that her husband shows no spark of romance, giving her an iron for their anniversary, and is tight with their money. A lottery salesman walks past and Okan buys a ticket.

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.

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.

Office Uprising – Review (Netflix)

Office Uprising is a comedy-horror written by Peter Gamble and Ian Shorr and directed by Lin Oeding. It scores a respectable six point two on IMDB with a great cast led by Brenton Thwaites, who is in the dark and highly entertaining Netflix series DC’s Titans as Nightwing/Dick Grayson. Jane Levy, best known for her turn as Tessa in Suburgatory, also stars, along with Karan Soni, who is recognisable from the Deadpool films as well as many other roles.