THE ACCOUNTANT
2016, Warner Bros, 128 min, Dir: Gavin O'Connor

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Ray King (J.K. Simmons) starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise. Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow costar in this muscular thriller.


THE JUDGE
2014, Warner Bros., 140 min, USA, Dir: David Dobkin

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) left Carlinville, Indiana behind years ago for a career as a lawyer; returning to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, he’ll need all the legal expertise he has to help his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a local judge accused of murder. Starring two-time Oscar nominee Downey and two-time Oscar winner Duvall, the top-flight cast includes Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton as the prosecutor gunning for Judge Joe Palmer.


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