The big winner at the Oscars was the silent film homage, The Artist. I can see why it was so popular and enjoyed it myself, however, it felt a little slight to be the Best Picture winner. I'm guessing that it was the entertainment aspect that was most appealing for the voters.
If you see only one mixed marital arts movie this year, it should be Warrior. Plenty of action, but at heart a family drama about brothers, fathers and sons, broken families, atonement, forgiveness, and hope. Nick Nolte again plays a man with a troubled past trying to atone for past misdeeds.