With the end of summer and the start of the school year also comes Oscar season! And this fall offers up plenty of heavy hitting films by, for, and about women – a welcome change from summer’s testosterone-fueled superhero bonanza.

This autumn look for films from a relative plethora of female directors including Kimberly Peirce, Lynn Shelton, Nicole Holofcener, and Diablo Cody. Also among the goodies is the promise of a sweeping lesbian love story for all time with the Oct. 25, release of Blue is the Warmest Color.

Here are our picks for fall movies to watch out for. If you want us we’ll be at the center of the theater on the aisle (easy access to the restroom) with our big bag of popcorn.

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