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Monday, April 15, 2013

Danny Boyle's mind game movie

 Director Danny Boyle, after winning accolades for 127 Hours and Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire, turns to mind games with his latest film. Trance opens masterfully as an ironic art heist caper with a twist of amnesia. It turns
02.18.2013 | | Posted at 10:58 AM
By David Luhrssen
 The word “film” will probably survive to describe a particular form of motion picture, but the physical medium of celluloid film is going the way of hand-illuminated parchment after Gutenberg. Whether that’s progress or a backward step is an intensely held matter of opinion among those who make “film.” In the documentary Side by Side, Keanu Reeves interviews prominent directors on...
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010
Will Precious be this year’s Slumdog Millionaire and sweep the Academy Awards? It’s a daunting challenge indeed. However, both films came out of nowhere and were greeted with an enthusiastic response on the festival circuit. Precious won the Audience...
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...
02.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Much like the movie it soundtracks, Sukhwinder Singh and A. R. Rahman's Peter Gabriel-slaying, Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire song "Jai Ho" has some serious legs. The propulsive song has been prominent in recent ads for the film, and has benefited greatly from the spotlight: This week became one of the top-downloaded songs on iTunes. Not it's even getting some Top 40 radio play�kind of....
02.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
I wish the Razzies were televised. You know, the Golden Raspberry Awards handed out on the eve of the Oscars to the year�s worst movies. Much can be learned by starring into the Hollywood abyss where the green light is given to the likes of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or The Love Guru. For the record, the big winner at the Razzies on Saturday was Mike Meyers, whose groove ...
01.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
I don�t know if a dead actor ever earned an Oscar nomination before, but Heath Ledger scored respect from the Academy early this morning when the Oscar roster was announced. Ledger is up for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Since he largely dominated the movie, one can only wonder about the line dividing the supporting cast from the stars. ...
01.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Used to be I�d laugh at the Golden Globs. After all, it began when a bunch of nonentities decided to through a big party and pass out awards. Of course, the Globes became important years ago when the stars stopped laughing and agreed to walk down the red carpet. It�s a chance for the women to try out their gowns and, for all contenders, a milestone on the road to Oscar night. But the Gl...