Articles tagged irrfan khan

12 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

India Shining?: America’s Indian Moment

Perhaps Slumdog Millionaire is an elaborate, cinematic version of Bobby Jindal. Perhaps Western audiences have so deeply appreciated Boyle's film because it subtly reiterates a symbolic order that is as familiar as colonial conquest.

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‘Slumdog’ popularity shines spotlight on Indian designers, fashions

If there was ever a time we needed a Mumbai makeover—or at least a nudge toward the cheery colors, metallic threads and dazzling embroidery

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Blaxploitation & ‘Slumdogs Can’t Have Dignity’ - A Critical Response to Indian Media Coverage

Unlike comic book superheroes, Slumdog hit a bit closer under our bellies with our eyes wide shut. Yet, now that “we” have had our eyes opened, will “we” place Third World poverty into another, more entertaining box?

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19 Feb 2009 // 6:00 AM

Hate it or love it, the underdog is on top. Not long ago, the movie to beat at this year’s Oscars seemed to be “

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Truth, fiction face off — and ‘Slumdog’ will likely take the lead

There really is no backlash when it comes to “Slumdog Millionaire,” the best bet to take home the best picture Academy Award next Sunday. It’

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Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,’ ‘Slumdog’ travel on two distinct paths

New Orleans is 8,870 miles from Mumbai, India, as the crow flies. The Academy Award nominees for best picture set in those cities - “The Curious

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director is both the underdog and Oscar favorite

It’s a movie about underdogs, and those who made it like to think of the project that way - as the “little film that

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2 Feb 2009 // 3:24 AM

Can ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ bank on a best song Oscar?

This year’s race for the best original song Oscar is getting way more attention than usual - in part for who’s in the

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Oscars ignore ‘The Dark Knight,’ except for Ledger nomination

It was a dark day for “The Dark Knight” as the 81st annual Oscar nominations, announced Thursday, snubbed the most popular film since “Titanic.” Christopher

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Dickens - Bollywood Style: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

“Serendipity” originated in India.  The word derives from the old Persian name for Sri Lanka, and tells the story of three princes who went

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Slumdog Millionaire: All Eyes East

Slumdog Millionaire's Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture/Drama is like a flare warning Hollywood about its future in cinema.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Little movie turned big awards contender has its own rags-to-riches story

“Slumdog Millionaire” is the best movie I saw in 2008, but afterward I couldn’t imagine how the company that produces “Who Wants to Be a

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‘Slumdog’ Sizzles as One of Year’s Very Best

We all want to escape - our sense of self, our worthless lives, those moments of unfulfilling social conformity. Yet few of us have to

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4 Dec 2008 // 8:02 AM

Mumbai terrorism puts focus on ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

A week ago, as images of the terrorist assaults on Mumbai, India, began racing around the world, the man who wrote the Mumbai-set “Slumdog Millionaire”

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20 Nov 2008 // 5:02 AM

‘Slumdog’ director Danny Boyle prefers the underdogs

Danny Boyle’s triumphant “Slumdog Millionaire” is a testament to the power of underdog tales, onscreen and off. This inspirational story about an Indian 18-year-old

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19 Nov 2008 // 5:51 AM

Boyle-ing Over

He may be our most inventive living director - or at the very least, our must idiosyncratic. In his brief tenure as a feature filmmaker

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12 Nov 2008 // 2:00 AM

Slumdog Millionaire

In Slumdog Millionaire's riotous, luscious fantasy, Jamal responds to an astonishing series of game show questions -- each speaking directly and surreally to his own life experiences.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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15 Nov 2007 // 9:59 PM

A Mighty Heart

At last, all we have is the horror we began with. Pearl will be beheaded, for nothing, and the world gets a little darker.

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

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"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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