Shawn Levy Reviews ‘The Fighter’ in Oregon
December 31, 2010 by PaulM Posted in Culture, History, Lowell 2 Comments
Shawn Levy, my old friend from graduate school at the University of California, Irvine, is a film critic for The Oregonian newspaper in Portland. Here’s Shawn’s take on “The Fighter,” which he calls “terrific.”
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We enter 2011 with great expectations! The Patriots, though with a long road ahead, are favorites to win the Superbowl. The Fighter should bring some Oscar nominations at a minimum, and maybe even a few of the trophies, along with some recognition for the City of Lowell. The Red Sox start off with a couple of strong new bodies, some others returning from the injured list, and a line-up of pitchers making a comeback with more help from Jason Varitek behind the plate. And the walking wounded of the Celtics should return for an exciting playoff run. Even the Bruins should have some success in the playoffs. The economy continues its slow recovery, and maybe some good news for Lowell resulting from the Gateway Cities articles published in the Globe. What else could we ask for?
Well said, Joe. How about unemployment dropping to about 5 percent in Massachusetts, at least, by mid-2011, and steadily declining nationwide through ’11 and ’12? And continued growth at UMass Lowell and Middlesex CC, and a business boomlet downtown and in outlying neighborhood business districts—and healthy budgets at the hospitals and social and cultural nonprofits, along with more giving to the Community Foundation. And for good measure, completion of the Concord River Greenway, accelerated development at Hamilton Canal, and stable budgets for City and Schools.