Tag Archives: Sharlto Copley

Chappie review — scrappy (but not too crappy) scifi

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell This picture is getting a lot of flack for its various issues, not the least of which is its considerable similarity—at least in the early going—to Robocop, and its considerable similarity—later on in the running time—to Short Circuit. But despite that, within its rough-around-the-edges construction,… Read More

Elysium review

Written and directed by Neill BlomkampBlomkamp impressed everyone—including Academy voters, who nominated the film for a Best Picture Oscar—with his first movie, District 9. The South African-born, Vancouver-educated filmmaker made a slam-bang science fiction movie with definitive visual flair that even offered a tang of political allegory in the alien-apartheid plotline. It was obvious and… Read More