'Roman Israel, Esq.' (Nov. 3rd)
Just when you think #OscarsSoWhite is be making a disturbing comeback after last year's Academy diversity push, along comes Denzel Washington to the rescue. In the title role of Roman J. Israel, Esq, written and directed by Dan Gilroy, Washington plays a liberal lawyer at odds with the ethical failings of his firm. Considering how Gilroy brought out bizarrely brilliant new things in Jake Gyllenhaal in 2014's Nightcrawler, you can expect to see Washington springing surprises.