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José Padilha

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: RoboCop

Dan Persons | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

We're much happier debating the degree of goodness of a truly good film than hashing over how much a misfire sucks rubber donkey lungs.

ReThink Review: RoboCop (2014) -- A Drone By Any Other Name

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With a film so beloved, I guess it's inevitable that there would be a remake. But instead of being a toothless, needless, sanitized imitation, I'm happy to report that the new RoboCop is willing to make significant changes and swing even harder at its political commentary.

Zaki's Review: RoboCop (2014)

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The first Robo did so well by wrapping a human story that's both remarkably poignant and hysterically funny inside a big budget blockbuster. People bought their tickets to see effects and explosions, but they responded to the heart and the satire.

Mike Ryan

We Really Don't Need Another 'RoboCop'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

I’ve spent an almost unhealthy amount of time thinking about the new “RoboCop” movie. I saw an unfinished cut of José Padilha's remake in early...

Michael Keaton Gets Comeback Role In 'Robocop'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Entertainment

Because there's always room for more Michael Keaton in the world, the under-appreciated star has joined the increasingly excellent cast of "Robocop." ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: José Padilha on Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Dan Persons | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Like Dirty Harry with a social conscience, the Brazilian film Elite Squad: The Enemy Within manages to kick all kinds of righteous ass while delving into the pernicious effect of corruption on those allegedly pledged with looking after the public welfare.

RoboCop Reboot, With A Latin Twist

Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Robocop is back, and many are wondering if he'll be speaking in a lilting Brazilian accent, dancing a bit of samba or chasing criminals through the fa...

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called ...

From the Berlinale: Jose Padilha's 'Elite Squad'

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

We witness two hours of extreme violence--incursions, grenades, shoot-outs--and learn what most of us probably do not know, that killing the poor is part of Brazil national policy.