(Sing to the tune of Danny Boy) Oh Danny Boyle, the snobs, the snobs are talking, all about you, on this episode.
In this new episode of Over/Under Movies, a podcast where we discuss one overrated and one underrated film, we talk about two films by Danny Boyle, one from very early in his career, and another one that got him mucho Oscars. This episode's movies were picked by our awesome co-host Ryan Oliver. You can listen to this episode through the embedded player below or download it.
First, Erik, Oktay and Ryan betray their friendship and backstab each other in order to be the one to sing praises to Shallow Grave, Boyle's 1994 feature directorial debut about a bunch of self-centered jerks who stumble upon a suitcase full of money. It's not to be confused with Boyle's 2005 effort Millions, which is about a bunch of selfless kids who stumble upon a suitcase full of money.
Then, we dive into a certain Indian rags-to-riches fairy tale that you might have heard of called Slumdog Millionaire. The gang discuss whether or not this gorgeous looking but perhaps too manipulative Bollywood/Hollywood mix deserved a whopping eight Oscars.
As usual, thank you for listening, please send us your comments so we can improve the show and look forward to new episodes when our kick-ass Pacific Northwest-based film critics will discuss one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre, style, or in this case, from the same director.
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Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes) and a contributor at The Playlist.
Ryan Oliver is back on Gotchamovies.com after a short absence. He writes reviews and articles for them when he's not busy co-hosting their podcast.
Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Oregon Herald, Beyazperde, DVD Talk and is also a contributor and film critic at The Playlist.