DVD Review: ‘Broken’

★★★★☆ Rufus Norris’ terrific debut feature, Broken (2012), is about the rites of passage of Skunk (Eloise Lawrence), an 11-year girl growing up in a London cul-de-sac with her father Archie (Tim Roth) and brother Jed (Bill Milner). Three things trouble Skunk: her mother’s desertion, her diabetes and their unpredictable Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Parker’

★★☆☆☆ Jason Statham bulks up his repertoire of hard-cases, this time stepping into the well-worn shoes of the eponymous anti-hero from the series of crime novels from the late Donald E. Westlake. Unfortunately, this version eschews taut, pulp-y thrills for tiresome, big action beats, injecting little life into the powerful Continue Reading