We’ll begin with 120 titles. I hope and expect to be told I’ve forgotten some that need to be added. To make this survey more manageable, I’ve tried to divide the list roughly in half. Part One holds most of the high-profile films. Call them what you want — Awards Hopefuls, Top Tier, Oscar Fodder. I’m not labeling them. Part One lists just the 65 films that we’re most familiar with. Part Two is another 75 that are lesser known — Indies, International, Animated, Genre films.
Sasha and I have talked about trying to giving more coverage this year to movies that might fall off the fast-track the Oscars but still represent fine filmmaking. Most Anticipated of 2013, Part Two shows we mean it. Some of the titles on Part Two I’m just now becoming aware of. If they’re unknown to you — because nobody is talking about them, because they’ve been dismissed as not “awards worthy” — then we’ll be trying to rectify that sorry situation.
Let me know what I left out. You can choose 12 titles from each list, after the cut.