Separated by foster care, brothers and sisters bond here.
Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.
Many of this year's top movies portray dark themes or flawed characters. Why one culture watcher says they mirror this moment in history.
Oscar party delights: Serve up these dishes inspired by the 10 Best Picture nominees.
The virtuous icon John Wayne in his Oscar-winning role as a cantankerous marshal Rooster Cogburn who helps a young girl hunt down her father’s murderer. The 1969 version of ‘True Grit,’ starring Wayne differs in style and tone from this year’s version. Wayne is a big, ornery galoot who hides his sentimentality under a carapace of bravado.
The fighting isn't just in the ring in 'The Fighter,' as Mark Wahlberg's working-class boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward deals with his destructive family.
Cambodian diaspora revisits the country's brutal Khmer Rouge history in 'Enemies of the People,' a new documentary competing for an Oscar.
President Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wave to the crowd during a campaign rally for Patrick at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, on Oct. 16.