Melissa Leo's Fighter Technique Explained at Last

melissa_leo_fighter120.jpg"[W]hy is there so much damn acting in this movie? Melissa Leo is big, all right. She's big all over the place. It's the sort of thing that doesn't just beg to be noticed: It knocks on your door, kicks it down because you didn't respond fast enough, comes in and steals your TV, your laptop, and your toaster, whacks you upside the head with a two-by-four, and finishes by shouting, 'Gimme an Oscah, ya f*ckin' retahd!' Now that's acting." Did we mention Stephanie Zacharek is contributing to the Slate Movie Club this week? [Slate]