Over The Moon – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: a young girl is told a story by her mother about the moon goddess who lives on the moon awaiting the return of her true love. When the girl’s mother dies, it is just her and her father. When, after a few years, her father meets another woman and begins a new relationship,…

Live Twice, Love Once -review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: Former mathematics professor, Emilio (Oscar Martinez), now in his twilight years, goes to see a doctor after showing signs of forgetfulness. He is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and asked if he has any relatives. He says he has none. When leaving the doctor office they bump into, Julia (Inma Cuesta), his daughter. She finds…

Someone Great (Netflix)

Gina Rodriguez, the self-proclaimed voice of Latina women, is in another Netflix film. Full disclosure; ever since Rodriguez decided that she was going to throw black women under the bus, to advance the cause of Latina women, I’ve have gone right off of her.
Before she went all ‘yo también’ for Latina women, I was all in on Jane the Virgin, the show that made her a global star. It is a brilliantly written show, with excellent story arcs and outstanding performances from the entire cast, it a show that, deservedly, has garnered many awards over its four-season run.

Test Drive

She looked around the restaurant. A couple on the next table received their meals. Gemma looked enviously at their plates. Roast lamb, potatoes and vegetables. Was that a Malbec red they had as well? She glanced forlornly at her glass of white. Meh. "Don't order red wine!" Kerry had warned. Gemma had been mortified. "I…

Interesting all at the Ball

'A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.' As descriptions of a film go, this probably is one of the least accurate and least likely to make you stop and watch, given it is a pretty bland premise. That would be a mistake. A short…