Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The conventional wisdom about early-career Tim Burton is that he was an imaginative visual stylist but not a great storyteller. It’s an undeniable fact that over his four-decade career, Burton has created fantastic characters who are now permanent installations in the popular imagination — no other filmmaker would have conceived the likes of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Jack Nicholson’s Joker, Johnny Depp’s Ed Wood. In this Burton is brilliant, and it's a credit to his good taste that those roles are also outstanding collaborations with their respective actors. Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) is another. —Chris Packham
Our intrepid film critics logged some serious hours in front of the silver screen this month to pick their favorite films of September 2016. If a few haven’t opened in a theater near you just yet, don’t fret: There’s always a chance you’ll be able to stream them on your small screen.