‘The Fighter’ Gets Oscar Mention (NYT)

Today’s NYTimes has an article about competition for best film of the year—the Oscar race. Mentioned in the middle of the story is ‘The Fighter’ from, basically, Lowell. Read the story here, and get the NYT if you appreciate the effort.

A more serious scramble may occur among a clutch of yet-to-be-released pictures that are heavily dependent on their performers and so will be vying for attention among the members of the academy’s powerful actors branch, its biggest voting bloc.

Those films include “Black Swan,” with Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder; “127 Hours,” with James Franco; “The Fighter,” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale; “True Grit,” with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon; and “How Do You Know,” with Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.