The Accountant is a ridiculous, implausible thriller, in some ways even more ridiculous than the recent, somewhat weak The Girl on the Train. So why did I end up liking it?

Celluloid Celebration

Tucson, there's another Film Festival coming your way Oct. 20-23.

Train in Vain

Despite good performances from a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux and Alison Janney, director Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train winds up being a little too ridiculous for a movie that wishes to be taken seriously.

Epic Proportions

To call this a disaster film similar to those put out by Irwin Allen in the '70s is both a compliment (Hey, some of those where pretty great) and a bit belittling.

Walking Tall

The Magnificent Seven gets the fall movie season off to a good start.

Scared Off

Blair Witch is essentially the original film with louder noises.

Brilliant Plane

Historical accuracy be damned.

I (Heart) Zombies

Hold on to your hats everybody, because we got us here another zombie movie. I think this is something like the 5,732nd zombie movie or TV thing to come out in the last three years or so.

Horror What?

Look, I know movies are mostly fiction and much of what happens in them can't really happen in the real world.

Bullet Points

War Dogs isn't a great movie, but it's one of the summer's better movies.

Stoner Party

There have been a few too many "more of the same" type movies at theaters this summer. Flat, big budget blockbusters and sequels without an ounce of creativity or originality puking out of the Hollywood industrial complex, delivering an astounding amount of expensive, vapid horse shit.

Suicide Squat

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a skunk blast to the face for most of you trying to have a good time with a superhero movie earlier this year. This has been established repeatedly—perhaps ad nauseam—in this here column.

Stop the Bourne-ness

Jason Bourne, a tedious, desperate and sad extension of the Bourne storyline.

Zippy Pippy

While the new Star Trek Beyond lacks a little bit in soul and story cohesiveness, it scores high on the zip factor, and introduces a creepy new villain.

Dead on Arrival

Our movie reviewer was bored by the leading ladies in the new Ghostbusters, but was kind of into the 3D ghosts.

Creature Feature

The Secret Life of Pets is good for a laugh or two, and the occasional wacked-out moment that qualifies it as a semi-original animated movie.


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