Danny Boyle: Articles


'Steve Jobs' Movie: Michael Fassbender Career-Making Performance in 'Riveting' Biopic

'Steve Jobs' movie poster. 'Steve Jobs' movie: 'Riveting, high speed' biopic starring Michael Fassbender at his best On the outside, computers are clean, symmetrical slabs of molded polycarbonate; pleasant, or at least inoffensive, to look at. On the inside, however, the part most consumers don't see, is a bento box […]


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'Steve Jobs' Movie: Michael Fassbender Career-Making Performance in 'Riveting' Biopic



'127 Hours' Movie Review: James Franco in Harrowing Real Life Story

'127 Hours' movie with James Franco: Between a rock and a hard place. '127 Hours' movie review: James Franco stars in harrowing real life-based story When I initially heard that Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning team behind Slumdog Millionaire, were adapting the real life story of Aron Ralston […]


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'127 Hours' Movie Review: James Franco in Harrowing Real Life Story



Emma Thomas & Husband Christopher Nolan + Woman in Red Jennifer Lawrence & Danny Boyle: The Oscars

Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas: Bypassed once again for the Best Director Oscar. Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas: No outrage on Academy Awards Red Carpet A very blasé-looking Christopher Nolan, shortlisted as one of the producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Inception and as the writer of the […]


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Emma Thomas & Husband Christopher Nolan + Woman in Red Jennifer Lawrence & Danny Boyle: The Oscars



Hayao Miyazaki, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, Ingmar Bergman: Packard Campus January 2011

Danny Boyle's Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kevin McKidd It's too bad I'm posting this a little too late, as the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater welcomed the year 2011 with a screening of one of the best Fred Astaire and Ginger […]


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Hayao Miyazaki, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, Ingmar Bergman: Packard Campus January 2011



Jennifer Lawrence vs. David Fincher: End of Absolute Awards Season Rule + Colin Farrell Surprise

Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone. Debra Granik's low-budget indie drama set in a drug-infested, poverty-stricken area of the United States that is hardly ever seen in American movies – or in American news – has put a stop to this awards season's Facebook steamroller known as The Social Network. Jennifer […]


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Jennifer Lawrence vs. David Fincher: End of Absolute Awards Season Rule + Colin Farrell Surprise



Harrison Ford & Kristen Stewart Movies Flop Badly

Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford in Roger Michell's Morning Glory Nov. 12, '10, update: Following a fantastic up 230 percent jump from the day before, Dreamworks' Megamind, featuring the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt, topped the North American box office for the first time since Sunday, collecting […]


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Harrison Ford & Kristen Stewart Movies Flop Badly



'How I Ended This Summer,' 'Armadillo': London Film Festival Winners

Alexei Popogrebsky's drama How I Ended This Summer was named the Best Film at the 54th BFI London Film Festival at a ceremony hosted by journalist and broadcaster Sue Perkins at London's LSO St Luke's this evening. On behalf of the jury, Chair Patricia Clarkson declared: “With elemental themes of […]


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'How I Ended This Summer,' 'Armadillo': London Film Festival Winners



European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar

Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (top); Dev Patel, Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire (middle); The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke (bottom) Six films are vying for the top prize at the 2009 European Film Awards. They are: Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, about a teenager (best actress nominee Katie Jarvis) upset […]


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European Film Awards Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar



Academy Invites Paul Rudd & Hugh Jackman + Italian Film Critics Choose Political Satire

James McAvoy in Atonement (top); Michelle Williams, Lucy in Wendy and Lucy (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 134 artists and executives to join its roster in 2009. As per the Academy's press release, all the various branches could pick a maximum of 166 new […]


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Academy Invites Paul Rudd & Hugh Jackman + Italian Film Critics Choose Political Satire



Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars

Zac Efron Werner Herzog Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Sairaa Rahman Robert Pattinson, Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise. Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington Photos: Bryan Crowe / © A.M.P.A.S. James Franco, Ahna O'Reilly Natalie Portman Jochen Alexander Freydank Milk filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Anne Kronenberg Photos: Jon Didier / […]


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Zac Efron & Robert Pattinson + Sophia Loren & Vanessa Hudgens: The Oscars



Oscar Predictions Best Film, Best Foreign Language Film

Best Film Slumdog Millionaire The Curious Case of Benjamin Button may have garnered the most Academy Award nominations – thirteen in all – but the romantic-fantasy film apparently has as many fans as it has detractors, while Frost/Nixon and The Reader, despite the latter's World War II/Holocaust subject matter and […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Film, Best Foreign Language Film



Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella

Kate Winslet, David Kross in The Reader (top); Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (middle); Viola Davis in Doubt (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among the almost 120 2009 Academy […]


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Oscar Luncheon: Amy Adams & Marisa Tomei + Gus Van Sant & Frank Langella



Richard Attenborough Award Winners + Oscar Shorts Screenings

2009 WGA Award motion picture nominations: January 7, 2009 2009 WGA Award winners: February 7, 2009 MOTION PICTURES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company […]


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Richard Attenborough Award Winners + Oscar Shorts Screenings



SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz

SAG Awards: Laura Linney Holly Hunter Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Photos: Lester Cohen (Hunter), Kevin Mazur (Patel/Pinto), Michael Buckner (Linney) Sean Penn Kate Winslet, Sally Field Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Mazur (Field/Winslet, Penn), Michael Caulfield (Streep) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet Photos: Kevin […]


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SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz



Kate Winslet Beats Penélope Cruz: Golden Globe Winners + Meryl Streep Breaks Record

Kate Winslet, Leonardio DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road (top); Winslet, David Kross in The Reader (bottom) There were few surprises among the 2009 Golden Globe winners. The biggest one was Kate Winslet's best actress, drama, win for Revolutionary Road. Pundits everywhere – including those in this blog – were predicting either […]


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Kate Winslet Beats Penélope Cruz: Golden Globe Winners + Meryl Streep Breaks Record



Bollywood-ish Sleeper Hit Tops DGA & Critics Choice Awards

2009 Directors Guild feature film nominations: January 8, 2009. Documentary and television nominations: January 9, 2009 2009 Directors Guild award winners: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, January 31, 2009  FEATURE FILMS DANNY BOYLE, Slumdog Millionaire Mr. Boyles Directorial Team: * Unit Production Manager: Sanjay Kumar * First Assistant […]


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Bollywood-ish Sleeper Hit Tops DGA & Critics Choice Awards



'Slumdog Millionaire' Awards: Critics' Best Film Favorite + Heath Ledger Tops & Best Actress Wide Open

Slumdog Millionaire awards: After winning a number of Best Picture awards from various U.S.-based critics groups while on its way to becoming 2008's most notable sleeper hit, Danny Boyle's Bollywood-inspired mix of drama, music, and social commentary is the odds-on favorite for the 2009 Best Picture Oscar. Dev Patel (pictured) […]


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'Slumdog Millionaire' Awards: Critics' Best Film Favorite + Heath Ledger Tops & Best Actress Wide Open



Bollywood-Inspired Drama & Swedish 'Twilight' Top Film Critics Awards + Kate Winslet vs. Anne Hathaway

Slumdog Millionaire with Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor. Danny Boyle's Bollywood-inspired drama seems to be on its way to becoming this awards season's top Best Film pick among U.S.-based critics groups. Dev Patel stars as a former Mumbai slum dweller who may succeed in becoming a millionaire – see image […]


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Bollywood-Inspired Drama & Swedish 'Twilight' Top Film Critics Awards + Kate Winslet vs. Anne Hathaway



Los Angeles & New York Winners: 1st Animated Film & Slain Gay Politician Drama Tops

WALL-E. The Best Film winner at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Disney/Pixar's Andrew Stanton-directed WALL-E became the first animated film to top that particular category. Curiously, the L.A. Film Critics selected Ari Folman's Israeli-made Waltz with Bashir as the year's Best Animated Feature. Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: […]


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Los Angeles & New York Winners: 1st Animated Film & Slain Gay Politician Drama Tops



Meryl Streep-Amy Adams Slander Drama to Open AFI FEST + Tilda Swinton & Danny Boyle Tributes

Doubt, the much-anticipated drama directed and adapted by John Patrick Shanley from his own Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, and starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Viola Davis, will be the new Opening Night Gala presentation at AFI FEST 2008. The screening will take place on […]


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Meryl Streep-Amy Adams Slander Drama to Open AFI FEST + Tilda Swinton & Danny Boyle Tributes