The Accountant (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity). Ben Affleck plays the title character in this complicated crime film about a CPA with Aspberger’s Syndrome who becomes a bloodthirsty assassin after being double-crossed by mobster clients. Ensemble cast includes Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, John Lithgow, and Jeffrey Tambor.
Allied (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity, violence, and brief drug use). Real life romance drama, set in North Africa in 1942, about a Canadian spy (Brad Pitt) who falls in love with a French resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) while on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines only to learn that she might be a double agent in league with the Nazis. Cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Jared Harris, and Vincent Latorre.
Almost Christmas (PG-13 for profanity, drug use, and suggestive content). Holiday comedy about a family’s first Thanksgiving gathering since the passing of its beloved matriarch. Ensemble cast includes Gabrielle Union, Nicole Ari Parker, Danny Glover, Mo’Nique, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, J.B. Smoove, and Romany Malco.
Arrival (PG-13 for brief profanity). Science fiction thriller about a linguist (Amy Adams) recruited by the military to lead an elite team investigating why 12 alien spacecraft have landed at different locations around the planet. With Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Bad Santa 2 (R for sexuality, crude humor, nudity, and profanity). Billy Bob Thornton is back as a naughty St. Nick to hatch a plan with his evil elf sidekick (Tony Cox) to fleece a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. With Kathy Bates, Jeff Skowron, and Christina Hendricks.
Bleed for This (R for profanity, sexuality, nudity, and violent images). Biopic about Junior Middleweight Boxing Champ Vinny Pazienza’s (Miles Teller) comeback after a near fatal car accident that left him with a broken neck. Cast includes Aaran Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Christine Evangelista, and Ciaran Hinds. In English and French with subtitles.
Doctor Strange (PG-13 for action, crashes, and pervasive violence). Benedict Cumberbatch plays the Marvel Comics character in this origins tale about a neurosurgeon who morphs into a superhero following a tragic car accident. Ensemble cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, and Benjamin Bratt.
The Eagle Huntress (G). Biopic about a 13-year-old Aisholpan, hailing from a tribe of Mongolian nomads, to become the first female in her family to earn the esteemed status of Eagle Hunter. In Kazakh with subtitles.
The Edge of Seventeen (R for sexuality, profanity, and underage drinking). Dramatic comedy about an awkward teen (Hailee Steinfeld) whose life gets harder after her best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her big brother (Blake Jenner). With Hayden Szeto, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgwick.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13 for action violence). Adaptation of a textbook mentioned by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, set in 1926 and chronicling the adventures of a wizard (Eddie Redmayne) who ventures from Great Britain to New York City. Support cast includes Carmen Ejogo, Johnny Depp, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, and Ron Perlman.
Hacksaw Ridge (R for graphic violence, gruesome images, and ethnic slurs). World War II documentary drama recounting the battlefield heroics of Army Medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who saved 75 fellow G.I.’s lives during the fight for Okinawa. With Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, and Rachel Griffiths.
Incarnate (PG-13 for terror, profanity, disturbing images, intense violence, sensuality, and mature themes). Horror film about an exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) who attempts to free the mind of an 11-year-old (David Mazouz) who is possessed by a vicious demon. With Carice Van Houten, Keir O’Donnell, and Catalina Sandino Moreno.
Jackie (R for profanity and brief graphic violence). Natalie Portman plays Jackie Bouvier Kennedy in this intimate portrait of the First Lady in the days following the assassination of JFK (Caspar Phillipson). Co-starring Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy, Gaspard Koenig as Teddy Kennedy, and John Carroll Lynch as LBJ.
Loving (PG-13 for mature themes). Biopic recounting the legal and real-life struggles of the Virginia couple (Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton) who mounted the historic court battle leading to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage. With Will Dalton, Dean Mumford, and Terri Abney.