Inheritance – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: When a wealthy and powerful man dies of a heart attack, he leaves his estranged daughter a strange inheritance and burden. She struggles as she searches for the truth behind the unusual inheritance whilst wanting to protect the family name.  Is it any good?: Inheritance is okay and has an interesting premise. Lily…

Christmas Made To Order – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: A workaholic architect hires a specialist Christmas decorator to prepare his home for the holidays as his family are due to visit. As the decorator spends time with him and his family, she helps him to see that his life is more than just work. Is it any good?: No. Christmas Made To…

The Black Godfather – review (Netflix)

Life is about numbers. That is the mantra of the man featured in the fascinating Netflix documentary, The Black Godfather. Like the fictional character of the simpleton, Forrest Gump, who came in to contact with major figures of history in the film of the same same, Clarence Avant is a man who name and influence…

A Life Ahead – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: a headstrong, Senegalese orphan boy goes to live with an old woman who takes in and fosters children. With her, he finds a makeshift family and path to a better life.  Is it any good?: The Life Ahead - La Vita Davanti A Sé (original Italian title) - is an emotional film and…

Fatal Deceit – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: After a woman splits from her estranged husband, he is reported killed in a car accident. Their daughter, who blames the mother not only for the split but also for her father’s death, pulls away from her, becoming reclusive. When a new neighbour helps to bring the daughter out of her shell, the…

Incoming – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: several extremely dangerous terrorists are captured and put into a secure prison on a space station. There, they are interrogated for five years. When a crew, including a new doctor, go for a routine monthly check-up of the prisoners, the prisoners escape and the crew must fight to prevent the terrorist crashing the…

Holidate – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: a woman approaching her thirties, is under constant pressure around the holidays to find a partner and settle down. An aunt tells her that the random men she brings to every holiday event are her ‘holidates’; partners just for the holiday period.  When she meets a man who has been similarly traumatised over…

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation – review (Netflix)

Brief synopsis: an ex-special forces soldier is recruited to track down a former colleague turned rogue who the government believed to be dead. Initially, the mission goes smoothly but the ex-soldier and his small team soon find themselves fighting for their lives against multiple forces.  Is it any good?: in a word, no. Put it…