For months it seemed as if The Social Network was the odds on favorite to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Then, something changed. Now it's a horse race with The King's Speech. How did that happen, and why?
Unlike the real-life Sean Parker, who was horrified by the movie's portrayal, I was not concerned the movie would wreck his reputation. But there is an important difference between the Sean Parker in the movie and the real one.
Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.