Today on indieWIRE, we told you what to watch out for next month, we spoke with up-and-comer Ami Canaan Mann, director of the Venice entry 'Texas Killing Fields,' and much more.

  • The 9 Indie Films You Must See This September: There's a whopping 31 films listed on indieWIRE's September calendar. From a cancer dramedy to a martial arts family drama, check out indieWIRE's picks for the nine best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW's fall movie preview; there's many worthy films that didn't make this list (including notable studio efforts like 'Contagion' and 'Moneyball').
  • Critical Consensus: 'Detective Dee' Is the Pick of the Week: Hark Tsui's 'Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame' hits theaters this weekend, and it's the pick of the week, according to the folks polled on criticWIRE.

    • Werner Herzog's 'Abyss' Nabbed by Sundance Selects Ahead of Toronto Premiere: Ahead of its Toronto International Film Festival debut next week, Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights to Werner Herzog's 'Into the Abyss.' Selects, a sister division of IFC Films and IFC Midnight, released Herzog's most recent box office hit, 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams,' which premiered at last year's TIFF.

    • Madonna's 'W.E.' Gets Slammed at its Venice Film Festival Debut: When Madonna arrived in Venice Thursday for the premiere of 'W.E.,' her second feature as director, to a media frenzy, she was surely hoping the film would have a better reception than 'Filth and Wisdom,' her critically challenged debut. Unfortunately, that isn't going to be the case, and some critics have argued that the high-profile project might be even worse.