Melissa Leo is, without question, an unrecognizable wonder as Alice Ward in The Fighter - a teased and acid-washed Lowell, Mass. version of the Sparta...
You will find no independent films here, no brilliant art house dramas, no documentaries. I'm dismissing all "small" movies that deliver a "big" message.
In watching the film you might have a little sense of déjà vu, and might find yourself listening for a shout out to "Adrian," but not for long.
David O. Russell is on the phone, eager to talk about The Fighter, a movie whose unexpected dash to the top is not all that dissimilar from the story it tells.
I'm not a boxing fan, but when it's part of a good story my heart races. That's how I felt encountering Rocky many years ago, and the experience was matched at a screening of The Fighter.
Warts and all, The Fighter is a completely entertaining and compelling character study. It may be just another 'underdog attempts to triumph with the help of a trusted girlfriend' fable, but thanks to the cast, it's a darn-good entry in a well-worn genre.
Who exactly does the title of David O. Russell's The Fighter refer to? There are so many possibilities to choose from. The obvious answer is "Irish" ...
Lowell, Massachusetts, with its ethnic enclaves and brick mills, is the perfect breeding ground for the great American story. Jack Kerouac, the French...
Completing your first exhibit is a struggle thats compounded when you can't get in to your own studio because the cops are parked outside waiting for you in unmarked taxi cabs with sirens.
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In the brand new Shrek Forever After, an ill-advised pact with a conniving Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) turns reality upside-down for everyone's favor...
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For all of director Michael Mann's aesthetic sophistication, the film's spontaneity runs roughshod over a lot of true history.
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