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Features

Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

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.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

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

Monday, January 6 2014

'Elysium' Has a Ton of Underutilized Ideas

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


Friday, August 9 2013

What Happens to the Human Body in 'Elysium'

Elysium is another allegory, a sharper, more finely honed story than District 9, with less leaden symbolism, still stamped with Neill Blomkamp's less admirable quirks.


Friday, August 14 2009

District 9

In District 9, racism provides the white guy with a very special growth experience.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 7 2013

'Elysium' Depicts the Cinematic Shape of Things to Come

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.


Friday, August 14 2009

'District 9' is Dynamite!

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

Sunday, August 16 2009

Director gives conflict between races a sci-fi spin

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


Tuesday, August 11 2009

Director of 'District 9' brings S. Africa roots to surprise summer hit

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


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