Films of 2008

My favorites:

  1. Frozen River
  2. Happy Go Lucky
  3. Trouble the Water
  4. Slumdog Millionaire (sorry Brit)
  5. Across the Universe (on DVD)

Why did I love these films? They were unusual, had that quality of “strangeness”* that sets a work of art apart from the merely “extremely well done.”

*Harold Bloom’s term/The Western Canon. Despite many disagreements with Bloom’s argument, I can adopt “strangeness” wholeheartedly.

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