Nominations for Best Picture won't be announced until Jan. 10, but these films stand the best chance of earning nods in the category.
'Django' shows Tarantino has perfected his game, but will the director ever move beyond his usual fare?
'Les Misérables' stars Hugh Jackman in a piece of ideal casting.
Looking for something holiday-themed that the whole family will enjoy? These five specials have stood the test of time and will be loved by young and old alike.
Tom Cruise takes on the character depicted in author Lee Child's thriller.
'Not Fade Away' tries a little too hard, but Gandolfini as a 1960s father is a standout.
'On the Road' isn't worth the wait caused by the project's long development period.
'This Is 40' features the return of supporting characters from director Judd Apatow's film 'Knocked Up.'
Monitor film critic Peter Rainer remembers some of the gems he saw over the past year and those films that weren't worth his time.
In 'The Guilt Trip,' there's little chemistry between Rogen and Streisand and most of the material falls flat.
'Amour' centers on elderly couple Georges and Anne, who struggle with what to do after Anne suffers a stroke.
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has everything 'Lord of the Rings' had, but all the dwarves and wizards are getting old.
'Zero Dark Thirty' avoids political bias too conscientiously.
Bill Murray gives a lightweight but good performance as the World War II-era president in 'Hyde Park on Hudson.'
'Rust and Bone' stars Marion Cotillard as a former killer whale trainer.
While the recessionary context is a bit overdone, the 'Killing Them Softly' features sharp dialogue and performances.
The documentary goes inside the 'wilding' case that fanned racial tension.
Anthony Hopkins does a reasonably good impression of the director, but it's a tough job to take on.
Director Jeff Orlowski follows the disappearing glaciers of the Arctic.
The movie has its charms, but children might find the movie too intense.
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