Mike Leigh and His Affinity for Writing Brilliant Female Characters | 18 Feb 2009 // 1:59 PM

The director of Happy-Go-Lucky tells PopMatters: “…Each of us is the center of his or her universe. Everybody is as valid as everybody else.”

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008 | 15 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


No Girl So Sweet and ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ | 25 Jan 2009 // 2:00 PM

At first fearing a British Amelie, Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky surprisingly became Mazur’s favorite film of 2008.

Irrational Exuberance | 9 Oct 2008 // 4:59 PM

Watching Mike Leigh’s sublimely fresh Happy-Go-Lucky, you could be forgiven for wondering what the rest of humanity is so depressed about, anyway.


Leigh's Artistry Accents this 'Happy-Go-Lucky' Lark | 29 Jan 2009 // 3:30 PM

Poppy is what you would call "self-contained". She exists within her own unique little universe, content to be a free thinking, free spirited 30 year old

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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