The Secret in Their Eyes

When I learned that the widely acclaimed Argentinian film, The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), was going to get an American remake, I felt perplexed, but not solely due to the usual mistrust one has for a remake's ability to best, or even do justice to, the original film.
Julia Roberts’ mother is dead after losing her battle with lung cancer. She was 80 years old.
2011-04-25-farr.jpgWhen it comes to what I call "human-scale" films, the rest of the world is eating our lunch.
Carancho has a headlong feel. It's gripping and involving while focusing squarely on one man's ability to ignore his own better instincts -- and what happens when he no longer can.
If the movie year had ended last week, instead of just the first six months of the year, what movies would be the big contenders for awards?