“Slumdog Millionaire”

Set in modern-day Mumbai, Jamal (Dev Patel) has answered all but the last question on the popular game show. He’s now in the hands of the police, who torture him trying to find out how he cheated to get where he is; no one believes he’s that intelligent...

Watching “Slumdog Millionaire”

He’s poor, this one. No advantages, nothing but his wits and determination. But he’s going to achieve his dream. And get the girl. Because that’s how this story works. It’s a familiar narrative in American life–every rags-to-riches story in the Horatio Alger...