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Features

Sunday, April 12 2009

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.


Thursday, January 15 2009

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.


Columns

Thursday, January 15 2009

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 11 2008

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.


Blogs

Wednesday, January 21 2009

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 on


Thursday, December 18 2008

'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


Tuesday, November 18 2008

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


News

Thursday, March 12 2009

‘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


Sunday, February 15 2009

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


Wednesday, February 4 2009

'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 could."


Sunday, February 1 2009

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 race and,


Thursday, January 22 2009

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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