The 2016 Fall Movie Preview

From slave epics directed by accused rapists to war epics directed by confirmed anti-Semites, this fall movie season truly has something for everyone. Having spent months locked in contentious deliberations, the BPoFD Editorial Board has finally selected its ten most anticipated films of the season. Please find the honorees and their release dates listed below. Congratulations to all the casts and crews.

–The Editorial Board

The 2016 BPoFD Fall Movie Preview


The Birth of a Nation – October 7th

Written and directed by an accused rapist, The Birth of a Nation dramatizes Nat Turner’s failed 1831 slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia. Fox Searchlight broke Sundance records when it paid $17.5 million for the film’s distribution rights, nearly three times the figure paid for Our Idiot Brother in 2011. Projected Strawberries: 4.25 

The Accountant – October 20th

Starring Ben Affleck as a murderous on-the-spectrum CPA, The Accountant stars Ben Affleck as a murderous on-the-spectrum CPA. Projected Strawberries: 3.75

Loving – November 4th

Set in the 1960s, Jeff Nichols’s latest film tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the conveniently surnamed couple who fought to have interracial marriage legalized in Virginia. Projected Strawberries: 4.5


Hacksaw Ridge – November 4th

From the visionary director of the best action film of all time, Hacksaw Ridge follows the storied military career of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss, some Christian pussy who wouldn’t even carry a gun. Projected Strawberries: 4.5

Arrival – November 11th

Amy Adams (Junebug) stars in Denis Villeneuve’s introverted sci-fi tone poem, adapted from a short story by Ted Chiang. The French Canadian Villeneuve previously directed Paul Dano in Prisoners. Projected Strawberries: 4.5

Manchester by the Sea – November 18th

After his brother dies fighting over a parking spot at a Bruins game, John Boy Southie (Casey Affleck) becomes the legal guardian of a hormonal adolescent Masshole. From the director of the Director’s Cut of Margaret. Projected Strawberries: 4.75


Edge of Seventeen – November 18th

Based on algorithmically collected data from over 1000 LiveJournal accounts, this eagerly awaited sequel to Diary of a Teenage Girl explores an awkward girl’s relationship with a thoughtful boy. Projected Strawberries: 4.25

La La Land – December 2nd

Celebrated Asian-American actress Emma Stone should bring some much needed flavor to this honkey song & dance number. Musicals are fucking awfulProjected Strawberries: 4.5

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16th

It can’t possibly be worse than Force AwakensProjected Strawberries: 5