With the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals looming on the calendar, dozens of the year’s best films will tumble out of the pipeline over the next 4 months. We know enough about most of these to make educated guesses about their chances, and most of us have already assembled mental lists of the titles we’re most eager to see. Let’s put our collective lists together to see which Oscar hopefuls have captured our attention. You can choose up to 10 titles in the poll after the cut, and please remind me to add any significant movies I’ve left off.
[We’ll include Tree of Life in spite of recent skepticism from Todd McCarty because I tend to agree with Ann Thompson who says Malick is very near to trimming to movie to its final form, and it seems unlikely that his financial backers will have the patience to leave it unseen on the shelf till next year.]
Please choose 10 titles