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The Best Picture Project – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Directed by Danny Boyle

Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Vikas Swarup

Starring Dev Patel, Frieda Pinto and Anil Kapoor

Mid-way through watching Slumdog Millionaire, it struck me that any post I make about the film for the Best Picture Project was probably going to be disappointing.  If there’s one thing I’ve found to be true as I work my way through this project, it’s that the best posts tend to be those for the films that I feel are lacking in some way – or in every way.  Curiously, it’s easier to dog a movie than praise it, probably because when a movie is lousy you can never find enough things to criticize about it, whereas if you like it, you can only say you like it so many times before it gets redundant. Continue reading

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