Film Fanatics: An accountant, a girl on a train and a preacher

REVIEW – In “The Accountant,” Ben Affleck plays a high-functioning autistic with a particular set of skills. Does this jam packed mystery add up, or is it a by-the-numbers thriller?

Emily Blunt plays a daydreaming drunk prone to blackouts in Tate Taylor’s big screen adaptation of the of Paula Hawkins novel “The Girl on the Train.” Is it full steam ahead, or does this murder mystery jump the tracks?

Nate Parker writes, directs and stars in the story of Nat Turner, an African American preacher who would go on to spark a revolution during the slavery era. Does “The Birth of a Nation” mark the birth of an exciting new filmmaking talent, or is this a case of Sundance-influenced overhype?

Adam Mast and special guest host Ashley Harrison of Dixie Sun News share their thoughts on these films and also give you a peek at a couple classics returning to theaters courtesy of Fathom Events. It’s all in this insightful episode of “Film Fanatics.”

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