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reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. March 02, 2009
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I finally went to see this movie after the academy awards.  Needless to say, the expectations were extremely high after seeing all the accolades.  It far exceeded my expectations.  This …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. March 01, 2009
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I'm giving this film the five-star seal of something-or-other because I was in fact swept away by the cinematography and the acting, especially of the children. It's a sign to me, however, that even the …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. February 26, 2009
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Believe it or not, this movie took about an hour for me to start really enjoying. I think the main reason for this was because it was a such a dark film at the very beginning (not saying the whole movie …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. February 25, 2009
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I know it's been said a million times already and I hate to sound cliché, but it's a statement that rings true every time you say it. Who would have thought Danny Boyle, a man from Manchester could have …
reviewed Asoka. February 13, 2009
   Are you up for something completely different, something the likes of which I guarantee you have never experienced before? A film that has the lush romantic aura of Franco Zeffirelli's …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. February 12, 2009
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The camera pans the white monoliths baking in the glaring Indian sun as Jamal's street smart brother Salim waves his hand towards the burgeoning panorama of construction concrete and dust and in a manner …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. February 04, 2009
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Believe the hype. Slumdog Millionaire, the latest film from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle, is every bit as amazing as you've heard. It's sweet, it's funny, it's tense, it's uplifting, it's spectacular!  &n …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. February 01, 2009
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Jamal is a teenager appearing on the Indian TV game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and he's doing so well that the host and the police think he's cheating. When he's taken in for questioning (and …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. January 29, 2009
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Would you ever believe a "Slumdog Millionaire?"     I've been thinking about this movie for the past week as I've been tempted to write a review about it, but wanting to ensure that …
reviewed Mahabali Hanuman. January 27, 2009
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MAHABALI HANUMAN is a very enjoyable film even if you aren't versed in the many gods and goddesses of the Hindu religion. I viewed it with no more than a thimble's full of knowledge and got by …
reviewed Slumdog Millionaire. January 14, 2009
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"Sometimes I think sitting on trains   Every stop I get to I'm clocking that game   Everyone's a winner, we're making our fame   Bonafide hustler making my name"   (M.I.A. …
reviewed The Indian Clerk: A Novel. May 11, 2008
The Indian Clerk: A Novel
Pros: Style, a sense of authenticity, easy to read but still challenging     Cons: Over doing some religious and homosexual themes     The Bottom Line: I recommend …
reviewed Fanaa (2 Disc Set). October 13, 2007
Fanaa (2 Disc Set)
The first half of the movie is a light hearted romp in the Bollywood tradition. I truly enjoyed it. The actors sing and dance their way through a tour of the beautiful places in Delhi. The lovers meet, …
reviewed The Indian Clerk: A Novel. September 04, 2007
The Indian Clerk: A Novel
Leavitt, David. "The Indian Clerk", Bloomsbury, 2007.        David Leavitt, Once More and Better        Amos Lassen    & …
reviewed A Passage to India (1985). January 14, 2005
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A Passage to India (1985)
A PASSAGE TO INDIA was made in 1984 and was hailed as David Lean's final epic and also criticized for its stance on colonialism. Now, twenty years later, people are still viewing this film and writing …
reviewed Salaam Bombay!. February 24, 2003
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Salaam Bombay!
Pros: beautiful, moving, good acting     Cons: bleak, dark, depressing     The Bottom Line: Mira Nair's tribute to prostitutes, drug addicts, and street children …
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