Holiday movies: The 10 most anticipated films

Much like the proverbial fruitcake, holiday movie season is something we can count on every year, and much of it usually doesn’t taste all that great.

But among the unholy stinkers and over-bloated vanity projects, there are always gems. This is Oscar bait season too, after all, as plenty of studios hold their best so the films are fresh in voters’ minds.

To help you sort through the onslaught of noxious nuts and get to the cinematic caviar, film critic Rob Levin offers his selections for the holiday movies he’s most looking forward to, and why.

ROB LEVIN