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The Flipside #10: The 2018 Oscar Nominations

With the Academy Awards upon us, the Flipside examines whether the world's biggest platform for movie recognition might actually get it right this year, and avoid any, let's say, giant televised mishaps.

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Mike Leigh and His Affinity for Writing Brilliant Female Characters

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.”

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No Girl So Sweet and ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

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

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

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.

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Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.

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Irrational Exuberance

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.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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Cassandra's Dream

The first few minutes of Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream are not bad.

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Layer Cake (2004)

Daniel Craig ensures that you see XXXX's mind wheels turning as he confronts each new impasse.

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Layer Cake (2004)

The hero of Layer Cake has no name. This matters less than you might think.

Cynthia Fuchs
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