This weekend on Episode 191, we will be discussing Gavin O’Connor’s new film, The Accountant. Now, there’s many reasons to be excited for this film on paper. For one, it stars Ben Affleck. Yeah, yeah, I know that is a turnoff for some people but he’s not a bad actor. Since he’s started directing especially, his acting has improved significantly, making him a serviceable and entertaining watch each time he’s on screen. And based off of the trailer for this film, that trend doesn’t seem to be stopping. The Accountant also stars Anna Kendrick. Enough said, am I right? Additionally, we’ll see the likes of J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow and Jon Bernthal. Yeah, I’d say the cast for this film is quite excellent.
However, more than that, Gavin O’Connor is the big reason I’m personally anticipating The Accountant. He may not be a household name but he’s an underrated director that knows how to build drama. Everyone knows my thoughts on Warrior, which is one of the most underrated films of all-time, but his skills are evident in Miracle as well. And I’d argue Jane Got a Gun too. Jane was a messy film, but given that film’s production hell, it could have turned out a lot worse. Still, O’Connor saved that film as much as he could. I’m not saying he is one of the best directors working today or that his resume is the best thing since sliced bread, but I do think he’s a great director with huge potential. And that is enough to get me pumped for his films.
On top of all of that, the story sounds somewhat riveting as well. As a simple crime-drama, this looks to satisfy your basic movie needs here. What about you though, are you excited for The Accountant this weekend?