The bean counter cometh. In Gavin O’Connor’s “The Accountant,” starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA — roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone — gets his shot at action hero stardom.
In last week’s column, I wrote about the unexpected passing of the legendary actor, author and film director Gene Wilder, who charmed viewers the world over through his wonderful star turns in such 1970s and 1980s.
Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through.
Anyone who appreciates bold, thought-provoking filmmaking should run, not walk, directly to the Regal Cinemas to catch Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ perplexing, disturbing triumph “The Lobster” before its unexpected local run ends.
Two of the area’s recently reopened historic cinemas have launched series geared toward providing an inexpensive entertainment option during the hottest (and most fetid) months of our year here in the Coastal Empire.
April 15 marks the fifth year in a row that the Broughton Street branch of Southeastern clothing and outdoor gear retailer Half-Moon Outfitters has brought the celebrated Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to our distinctly mountain-challenged city.
After what might be termed a fairly “dry spell” as far as independent or alternative film events around town, there are now so many different exemplary (or at least notable) screenings or festivals taking place over the next few weeks it will be difficult for folks to attend as many as they might wish.
Screenings and events take place at Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., and SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Get more details and order tickets at www.filmfest.scad.edu.