@Petertravers has seen a few Oscar contenders, including "Sully"

No mention of "Silence," just like in EW's "Fall Movie Preview." That film's prospects are looking slimmer and slimmer by the day. Hopefully we do end up catching Scorsese's latest Opus before the year is done. 

I wasn't holding out much hope for the new Tim Burton and Clint Eastwood's "Sully," but consider me intrigued now by both of them. 

You can catch the entire Fall Movie Preview HERE

A few notes from the article that should be taken down: 

Put Ruth Negga high on your list for a Best Actress Oscar. She plays Mildred Loving, a black woman prosecuted in Virginia in 1958 for daring to marry a white man (a superb Joel Edgerton). Unbelievable? Sadly, it's a true story, and director Jeff Nichols wisely lets the drama and pathos come out in Negga's haunted eyes.

"Tom Hanks hits a new career peak as Capt. Sully Sullenberger." 
"Director Clint Eastwood, shooting with IMAX cameras, nails the visuals, but it's as personal drama that Sully soars."

"Manchester By The Sea"
"No film this year will move you more with its humor, heart and humanity than director Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea.Casey Affleck gives the performance of his career as a handyman torn by family tragedy. Michelle Williams, as his ex-wife, has never been better. In his third film (after You Can Count on Me and Margaret), Lonergan turns life's turmoil into a masterpiece."

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

"It's Burton's best blend of visuals and emotion since Edward Scissorhands"

"The Birth of a Nation

"Get ready for a new landmark in American cinema. Star, writer and debuting director Parker is brilliant and blistering in all departments. Even when he overreaches, Parker electrifies, showing that, then and now, black lives matter."