February 23, 2009
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE...? Really?
I've always been a fan of Danny Boyle's work (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) but Slumdog treats some very serious subjects (poverty, child abuse, and murder among them) as the backdrop for a rather loopy 'childhood true love' story. The setting, acting, and cinematography is all admirable, but the script is weak at best.
I'm glad to see Sean Penn win for his fantastic portrayal of Harvey Milk.
The film MILK should also have won for Best Picture. Especially at this time in history when some people see fit to deny others basic civil rights based solely on the drivel found in the Bible.