Fall Flicks

If you thought the summer movie season was a bit disappointing, the September offerings will make it up to you.  Promising drama, suspense, comedy, intrigue and some feel-good, here are seven movies that should be worth the price of admission.

HOME AGAIN

Reese Witherspoon stars in a comedy about women, by women. She plays a newly-single mom whose living situation includes a trio of handsome roommates. It’s the directorial debut for Hallie Meyers-Shyey whose mother, Nancy Meyers, is co-producer.

MAN IN RED BANDANA

Perhaps you missed the story of the deeds done by a man on 9/11. Gwyneth Paltrow narrates this documentary of how Welles Remy Crowther, a volunteer firefighter-turned equities trader, saved lives that day before losing his own.

SCHOOL LIFE

A Sundance crowd-pleaser, the film follows two A+ teachers as they shape the formative years of kids under their care. At the only boarding school in Ireland, the duo reach their pupils through “reading, ‘rithmatic and rock ‘n roll.”

AMERICAN ASSASSIN

Since this terrorism thriller comes from Director Michael Cuesta who created Homeland and Kill the Messenger, anticipate highbrow action. Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien star with lots of attitude from Taylor Kitsch.

SUPER DARK TIMES

Kevin Phillips makes his feature directorial debut with a coming-of-age thriller about a group of friends who share a secret. It’s a tale of friendship, paranoia and shattered innocence. Indiewire called it a cross between Donnie Darko and Stand By Me.

mother!

Once again, Darren Aronofsky takes on a journey to a dark universe that he’s created. The star-power cast of this thriller includes Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kristen Wiig and Ed Harris.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Hometown gal Emma Stone, along with Steve Catrell, reenact the gender war that played out on the tennis court between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973.