Glen David Gold on ' Up'
John Riggi on ' 500 Days of Summer'
Sherman Alexie on 'Up in the Air'
Anthony Swofford on 'The Messenger'
Ted Humphrey on 'District 9'
This season's directing contenders -- those garnering critics' org attention and nominations buzz -- in one sense worked within two opposing categories of scope and ambition: Either they took us to a…
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The film that captured my heart this year more than any other was "Up."