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04.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Danny Boyle�s Slumdog Millionaire (out now on Blu-ray disc) was the unexpected indie success of 2008, rising from the brink of oblivion to triumph on Oscar night. The British director of Trainspotting and 28 DaysLater has matured without losing his exuberant panache. Cheekiness is kept in check in this brutal yet hopeful story about a poor boy from Mumbai, Jamal, who makes good amid the bright l...
03.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The French Connection (1971) is the most essential police-driven action thriller of the last 40 years. The new Blu-ray disc release is a reminder of how many crime movies have imitated director William Friedkin�s classic. And lately, most are imitations of imitations. Gene Hackman, who stared as NYPD narcotics detective �Popeye� Doyle, helped create an unforgettable character, especially ...