Tag Archive | Dev Patel

Lion

Nominated for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser) […]

Chappie

“Chappie” is passable entertainment…but that’s all. And I’ve been expecting so much more from director Neil Blomkamp, but he’s failing to deliver. In the summer of 2009, he unleashed his sci-fi hit, “District 9”, and Neil seemed to be headed for great things. It placed #2 on my annual Top Ten list for that year, […]

“Chappie”, Neil Blomkamp…and the spectre of “Alien 5”.

In August of 2009, I battered everyone who would listen, with my towering praise of Neil Blomkamp’s feature film debut, “District 9”. “No, it’s not some silly sci-fi, creature-feature”, I insisted, “it’s a sly, anti-apartheid, social segregation allegory, in the guise of an action thriller–utilizing spaceships and aliens”. That was my argument then, and I […]