By Calum Marsh
As the year in moviegoing draws to a close -- and as critics busy themselves drawing up lists and handing out awards -- it seems time at last to look ahead. Here are the 10 films to get excited about over the year to come.
1. Jauja (Dir. Lisandro Alonso)
Revered Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso returns after 2008's exquisite Liverpool with Jauja, his most astonishing film yet. While no less oblique than its predecessors, Jauja finds Alonso working for the first time with an international star: Viggo Mortensen, an intriguing wrinkle in Alonso's minimalist approach. Mortensen plays a Danish general adrift in the badlands of 19th-century Patagonia, and his wearying travails form the bulk of the action. A cryptic and formidable work, to be sure, but an altogether mesmerizing one.