Summer post-mortems are being written, fall festivals are beginning, lame Labor Day movies are on deck: yes, the signs are all here that the summer movie season is over, and fall – aka “Good Movie Season” – has begun. And there are dozens of movies scheduled for the coming months that have piqued our interest, thanks to early word from previous festivals, promising source materials, or stellar personnel. We’ll cover some of them next week in our preview of the Toronto Film Festival, but these are some of the movies we’re anticipating most for the rest of 2016.
Sully (September 9)
Yes, yes, Clint Eastwood was on quite a bad movie streak there for a bit. But American Sniper was a return to form – both critically and commercially – and the excellent trailers for his dramatization of the “Miracle on the Hudson” (and its aftermath) look like the movie we so badly wanted Flight to be. Its quiet release, smack-dab in the middle of Toronto, isn’t exactly a great sign, but the idea of the steadfast Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger is just too good to refuse.