The best review film of the bunch so far out of the fest is probably Andrea Arnold's fourth feature American Honey starring Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Sasha Lane. A24, which had a great year last year with Ex Machina, Amy, and Room, all Oscar winning films, is going to put this out right in the thick of the fall season. However, it might be too ethereal to really land with Oscar voters. That being said, it has impressed critics, and will probably do well on the indie circuit. The doc race gets a new entry with Bright Lights about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Probably too light for the Academy, but often (20 Feet from Stardom and Amy) entertainment docs do well. Finally, Ken Loach returns with I, Daniel Blake and Park Chan-wook with The Handmaiden, both hoping to continue their streak of well-reviewed films. So far it looks good for them.
Cannes hasn't had a huge Oscar contender year, but there are still some interesting entries left. However, the fest looks like, as always, it is going to release some interesting films into our canon this year.