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Chappie (Neill Blomkamp 2015)

and so anyway it turns out that the best thing about Chappie (2015), Blomkamp’s bizarre mash-up of RoboCop (1987) and Short Circuit (1986) and every other sf cliché he could ineptly execute, is not that the Asian scientist actually gets to be played by an Asian actor (Dev Patel), although that is a vast improvement on having Fisher Stevens in brown face, nor is it the decision to subtitle only Brandon Auret’s heavily accented but comprehensible English rather than whatever heavily accented (Aussie? 94 mots de plus



Narcos: Season 1

Life at times can be pretty boring. This is why the human race as invented ways to entertain ourselves, allowing us to escape the normal drab that is daily life. 725 mots de plus


Ônibus 174 [Bus 174]


Though Jose Padilha would go on to direct the Elite Squad films – the most successful  domestic films ever in Brazil – as well as producing the hugely popular… 218 mots de plus

Film Reviews

Robocop (2014): The Drone Angle, part I

I recently watched Robocop, a 2014 film directed by José Padilha which treats cyborgs and the ascendance of robots in contemporary culture. An earlier film named Robocop was directed by Paul Verhoeven in 1987. 915 mots de plus



Sooooo… parents are waiting in Havana International
airport for daughter to fly in from Colombia. A long time ambition to visit Cuba, combined with not having seen daughter for a while, culminated in the Cuban adventure that prompted the… 983 mots de plus

TV Twittering

Narcos star Wagner Moura on playing Pablo Escobar

Most people speak with all eight tones of an octave. Wagner Moura dwells in the lower resister. The Brazilian actor’s voice drags across gravel, heavy with heritage and steady as a cement mixer. 836 mots de plus