DVD Review: ‘Stitches’

★★☆☆☆ Fans of absurdist Geordie comic Ross Noble will likely have been salivating at the prospect of low-budget Irish horror-comedy, Stitches (2012). Bringing his surreal brand of humour in tow, he stars at the eponymous character in Conor McMahon’s gleefully gory film. One to avoid for coulrophobes, it sees Noble’s Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Premium Rush’

★★★★☆ Writer and director David Koepp has had a track record of minor hits and misses over the years, including Stir of Echoes (1999), Secret Window (2004) and Ricky Gervais vehicle Ghost Town (2008). His latest movie, Premium Rush (2012), is an action movie starring guy du jour Joseph Gordon-Levitt Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Sapphires’

★★★☆☆ Inspired by writer Tony Briggs’ mother and her days touring in a girl group, Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires (2012) begins in rural Australia, 1968. A deeply ingrained racism is made apparent when two members of Aboriginal girl group, The Cummeraganja Songbirds, can’t hail a taxi to a talent contest, before Continue Reading