Movie HEAT INDEX What Team ARE YOU ON?
STARS TELL WHERE THEIR LOYALTIES LIE
FRI. 10/14, R ★★★✩✩
Filmed in front of 50,000 and bookended by an extravagant James Bond parody co-starring Halle Berry, the A-lister’s stand-up comedy special would seem like a vanity project — if he weren’t so willing to make himself a punch line for energetic riffs on animal attacks, texting and Starbucks.
Certain Women FRI. 10/14, R ★★★✩✩
This subtly impactful drama connects the stories of a lawyer (Laura Dern) whose distraught client (Jared Harris) gets into a hostage situation; a mother (Michelle Williams) negotiating to build her dream home and a lonely rancher (Lily Gladstone) who bonds with a law student (Kristen Stewart) who’s teaching a night class.
The Accountant FRI. 10/14, R ★★✩✩✩
Ben Affleck plays an autistic accountantassassin (yes, you read that right) out to protect a plucky co-worker (Anna Kendrick) after uncovering a sinister financial secret in this ludicrous but entertaining thriller. Packed with baffling backstory, it will be a guilty pleasure for some, while others will feel like they’re being audited. The Gist: The In Her Shoes novelist turns to nonfiction with this witty, insightful memoir covering “the F word” (fat), literary feuds, tweeting about The Bachelor, motherhood, Hollywood — and much more.
Notable Quotable: “If your 3-year-old says she ‘just wants to hold’ the bottle of sparkly red nail polish, she is full of s---.”