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A Serious Man
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Star power: Unless you consider Adam Arkin a star, not really.
Lowdown: A midwestern professor's life begins to unravel when his inept brother refuses to leave his home.
Awards Potential: With the Coens involved? Absolutely. Best guess: best original screenplay candidate.
Why it's a must: Coens have been on a creative tear with "No Country for Old Men" and "Burn After Reading" the past two years.