With Sundance, Cannes and Toronto behind us, Tom O’Neil of the L.A. Times assesses the landscape. 

Moving up: Volver, Venus, Babel, The Last King of Scotland, and Pan’s Labyrinth.

Moving down: All the King’s Men, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, A Good Year, and Bonneville.

Positive reviews for Little Children, Bobby, Catch a Fire, Infamous and Breaking and Entering, but O’Neil says time will tell as to whether any of these films make a run during Oscar season.