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The 35 Best Films of 2010

The best films of 2010 include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.

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Ranking the Greats: The Films of Danny Boyle

From outside to Oscar to the Olympics, Danny Boyle is a creative chameleon. Here's our ranking of his best cinematic (plus one) efforts.

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Underworld: Frankenstein: Music From the Play

By summoning Underworld to score his production, Danny Boyle found the real key to his victory. While Frankenstein the play has its flaws, Underworld's score is largely remarkable.

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National Theatre Live Shocks 'Frankenstein' Back to Life

Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!

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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.

Derik Smith
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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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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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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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Sunshine (2007)

The notion of loss pervades Sunshine, even as calculations of self are increasingly complex.

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Millions (2004)

Millions sustains a vibrantly colored, enjoyably lively view, fantastic to reflect Damian's perspective, literally short and practically limited.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Millions (2004)

Millions manages a sophisticated breakdown of global economies and national identity, filtered through a child's brilliantly naïve perspective.

Cynthia Fuchs
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28 Days Later (2002)

In time for Halloween, Fox has released the DVD of 28 Days Later, a frankly brilliant and scary scary movie.

Cynthia Fuchs
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28 Days Later (2002)

Restless, irksome, strange: there's not much downtime in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later.

Cynthia Fuchs

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