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To the Academy: Consider the Women

In honor of my daughter, the film editor. Right now her work is mainly for the small screen, but I’m confident she’ll move on to the big ones.

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.