Short Reviews: Chappie (2015)

Short Reviews: Chappie (2015)

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

Brokedown Palace (1999)

Brokedown Palace (1999)

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