Neill Blomkamp
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//Features

The Best 30 Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 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 // 3:00 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.

//Reviews

'Chappie' Offers up Rave Rap Ridiculousness and Little Else
6 Mar 2015 // 4:15 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' Has a Ton of Underutilized Ideas
6 Jan 2014 // 1:10 AM

Elysium's ambitions are undeniable. It's just a shame the same can't be said for the plot or characters.

//Blogs

'Elysium' Depicts the Cinematic Shape of Things to Come
6 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM

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 // 12:43 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

//News

Director gives conflict between races a sci-fi spin
16 Aug 2009 // 9:19 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 // 9:50 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
//Blogs

Counterbalance: The Avalanches' 'Since I Left You'

// Sound Affects

"Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.

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