Slumdog Millionaire

The Strange Case of the Hidden Female Director

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What links the following films? ‘City of God,’ ‘Turbo Kid,’ ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘The Act of Killing’ and ‘Moomins on the Riviera.’ They all have women directors in their directorial teams. … Why did many of us think the movies were directed by men? If they received awards recognition, why were the men the only ones awarded?

Best Picture Nominee Review Series: 2009 Roundup

The Reader reviewed by Megan Kearns “So often, we see a man playing the villainous role of a Nazi so it’s interesting to me that a woman embodies that role instead. Yet, I can’t shake the unease I feel with the portrayal. Hanna has no children, no family and never marries. This may not have […]

Best Picture Nominee Review Series: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture nominee Slumdog Millionaire This is a guest post from Tatiana Christian. Set in modern day India, Slumdog Millionaire is heralded as a classic fairy-tale, rags to riches sort of story. Jamal (played by Dev Patel), a 20-year-old resident of Mumbai, is a contestant on the ever-popular Who Wants to be a Millionaire with […]