Sunday, April 12 2009
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.
Monday, March 30 2009
Friday, March 13 2009
Wednesday, February 25 2009
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?
Monday, February 23 2009
Thursday, February 19 2009
Bollywood meets hip-hop, dirty house meets Bhangra, and the whole mix is chewed up and spit out as the everyday cacophony of modernization.