All the various film awards and nominations are piling up at the same doorsteps this year, a monotonous drumbeat of “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” acclaim. Those films, from “Dallas Buyer’s Club” to “All is Lost,” earn a new lease on life, thanks to the fickle finger of “awards season.”
But with overrated pap (“Hunger Games,” “Frozen”) sucking every other season-ending cent out of the box office, it’s time to reflect on the good movies you missed while you were wasting hours and bucks on “Pacific Rim,” “Thor” and “R.I.P.D.”
With hundreds of releases, many which didn’t play far and wide, you can be excused for missing a few gems. But there’s no excuse now. Here are 10 titles worth tracking down in their video afterlife over the holidays.