Thursday, July 22, 2010

Best Films of the Decade - #24: Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Brimming with energy and vitality, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is one a wonderful movie experience. A romantic rags-to-riches fairytale at heart, it keeps itself grounded in reality by its setting, making comment on the cycle of poverty and violence in developing regions, not to mention the sinister effects of money. Simon Beaufoy's nonlinear storyline is ingeniously tied together, and Chris Dickens' editing makes the most of the vibrant colours captured by Anthony Dod Mantle's lens. The closing sequence is a giddy homage to Bollywood, and the thumping soundtrack by A.R. Rahman prevents the film from ever getting boring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This and WALL-E are my favorite films of 2008.