Credit where credit’s due, Neil Blomkamp is inventive enough with his ideas to be able to do something different with an established trope. Into the oeuvre of highly intelligent robots combating their human overseers who want to shut them down, we enter Chappie, a case of Johnny 5 not so much being alive, as he … Continue reading
Amélie is the story of a girl who devotes her life to brining happiness into the lives of the people around her. “It’s a movie that just makes you smile,” said any customer whoever bought a copy of it from me when I worked for a store that sold movies. And I would simply nod … Continue reading
Because who needs hallucinogens when you have Gaspar Noe? Continue reading
It doesn’t think.
It doesn’t feel.
It doesn’t impress that much, really. Continue reading
Where Midnight Express told the harrowing real-life experience of a brutal prison, and Return to Paradise posed a moral and ethical dilemma to its audience, Brokedown Palace explores the importance of having a BFF and how the power of friendship can thwart a corrupt justice system. Such is the lot of 1999’s Brokedown Palace, a … Continue reading