SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE: (2008 recorded from HBO on TV) This 2008 movie won 8 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle. In 2008, we didn’t know who Dev Patel was, but he is now famous and has starred in many movies. In his review in 2008, Gary wrote: There are no familiar faces in this uplifting story of Jamal, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) poised to win the biggest TV game show payoff in the history of India. Is Jamal a genius? Is he a cheat? The answer unfolds in a series of flashbacks that are like chapters in a fast moving novel. That’s not surprising because the film is based on a novel by Vikas Swarup titled Q and A. I especially enjoyed the closing credits over the two leads dancing, backed up by a throng of dancers. I wondered if they were all the people who had a part it making Slumdog Millionaire. The movie holds up beautifully and I liked it even more the second time. I’d give the film an A this time around. Gary wasn’t as entranced as I was, perhaps because of the small screen, and he would give the second viewing a B+. GRADE A/B+