Neill Blomkamp
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The Best 30 Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009
5 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


E.T. Meets Robocop Meets Hip-Hop in the Disappointing 'CHAPPiE'
8 Jun 2015 // 3:50 AM

The character CHAPPiE itself is endearing, but the story and supporting characters of CHAPPiE ultimately fall flat.

'Chappie' Offers up Rave Rap Ridiculousness and Little Else
6 Mar 2015 // 5:15 AM

Chappie is a weird combination of science fiction and South African rage-rap culture that's so off key, you can't see the good for the god-awful.


'Elysium' Depicts the Cinematic Shape of Things to Come
7 Aug 2013 // 12:10 AM

It may not be nominated for an Oscar, but Elysium stands as a triumph for those who think sci-fi is nothing more than dumbed down dogfights in space.

'District 9' is Dynamite!
14 Aug 2009 // 1:43 AM

One hates to think that this is how it would be. After centuries of resorting to internment and segregation as a means of dealing with


Director gives conflict between races a sci-fi spin
16 Aug 2009 // 10:19 PM

Neill Blomkamp knows what it's like to feel like a brother from another planet. When he was a teenager, his family moved from Johannesburg, South

Director of 'District 9' brings S. Africa roots to surprise summer hit
11 Aug 2009 // 10:50 PM

DALLAS — Neill Blomkamp's directorial career seemed to be over before it began. Three years ago, the South African-born/Canadian-based director known mostly for commercials was

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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