Slumdog Millionaire

India Shining?: America's Indian Moment | 12 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

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.

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

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.


Slumdog Millionaire: All Eyes East | 15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

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


Slumdog Millionaire | 11 Nov 2008 // 8:00 PM

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.


Dickens - Bollywood Style: Slumdog Millionaire (2008) | 21 Jan 2009 // 2:55 PM

“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

'Slumdog' Sizzles as One of Year's Very Best | 18 Dec 2008 // 2:35 PM

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


‘Slumdog' popularity shines spotlight on Indian designers, fashions | 12 Mar 2009 // 11:15 PM

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

Which road will Oscar take? ‘Benjamin Button,' ‘Slumdog' travel on two distinct paths | 15 Feb 2009 // 10:22 PM

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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TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

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