Slumdog Millionaire

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10 Musical Scenes That Came Out of Nowhere

Catch Slumdog Millionaire tonight at 8/7c on IFC, followed by Monster’s Ball.

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CBS Still MIA? Catch Slumdog Millionaire on IFC

Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaireairs tonight at 8/7c

Spend Sunday With A Real “Bollywood Hero” (photo)

Spend Sunday With A Real “Bollywood Hero”

While you may not usually get up early on Sunday mornings, this week IFC is making it worthwhile, because “Bollywood Hero” is airing at 8:15 a.m. ET. “Bollywood Hero” is an IFC Original three-part mini-series starring Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live) as an actor tired of being rejected as a leading-man in Hollywood. So he […]

Bringing the Podcast to a (Danny) Boyle (photo)

Bringing the Podcast to a (Danny) Boyle

One of the breakout directors of the ’90s thanks to his still-exuberant, edgy and dark 1996 drug story, Danny Boyle has gone on to an intriguing career of bringing his visually kinetic style to genres as varied as horror, sci-fi, romantic comedy and now semi-experimental tales of survival. On this week’s IFC News podcast, we […]

“Crazy Heart”: Not all that crazy. (photo)

“Crazy Heart”: Not all that crazy.

The Los Angeles Times, reporting from the beating heart of Hollywood, is not generally noted for overly skeptical coverage of indie film. So it’s a bit of a surprise to see John Horn’s story about the upcoming surefire hit-thing “Crazy Heart,” in which Jeff Bridges gets an Oscar nomination by holding down the grizzled center […]

“Slumdog Millionaire” might mean a grittier Bollywood. (photo)

“Slumdog Millionaire” might mean a grittier Bollywood.

Ready or not, Bollywood, here comes the sex, drugs and violence. At the Guardian, Nirpal Dhaliwal gives a qualified thumbs-up to “Ride the Wave Johnny,” a new Mumbai-based melodrama about a boy who…okay, I can’t paraphrase this: The Johnny of the movie is a coffee-boy who also delivers cocaine for his gangster boss, Chutta, while […]

Paul Schrader goes Bollywood. (photo)

Paul Schrader goes Bollywood.

It’s been a rough decade for Paul Schrader. Writing “Taxi Driver” only gets you so far — his last two films (“The Walker,” “Adam Resurrected”) received token releases met with widespread critical indifference, and his “Exorcist” prequel was reshot by Renny “Deep Blue Sea” Harlin. For a guy who takes himself as seriously as Schrader […]

A fine romance, with no kisses. (photo)

A fine romance, with no kisses.

When making a romantic movie, you traditionally have to include, at the very least, either some lip-locking or use of the word “love.” Which could be a problem for “Atonement” director Joe Wright, whose next project is an adaptation of “Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire” by Alex von Tunzelmann. […]

Monday morning massacre? (photo)

Monday morning massacre?

The recession is officially fading and box-office grosses are as strong as ever, but the entire film industry seems to contracting in pain today, from major to micro. Variety reports that Universal has frozen development for the rest of the year — if your project wasn’t already realistically getting made, there’ll be no more cash […]

Chris Kattan, Bollywood Hero

Here’s a first look at our brand new mini-series “Bollywood Hero”! “Bollywood Hero” is a three-night Bollywood musical event starring Chris Kattan that will premiere on IFC August 6, 7 and 8 at 10pm ET/PT. Kattan plays himself, sort of, in this scripted comedy — tired of being rejected as a leading-man in Hollywood, he […]