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‘The Accountant’ Fails Autistic Character Development

The Accountant

The Accountant

Now that Hollywood film writers have developed a basic grasp of (some of) the traits that a person with autism may exhibit, they’ve started to use this as part of their character development toolbox.

The thing is, when you’re a Hollywood writer making a Hollywood film and you decide to make one of your characters autistic you need to do so with the same thoughtfulness you’d tread a First Nations character or a black character or physically disabled character.

If you’re Ben Affleck and you’re playing an autistic killer in the film The Accountant, well, “thoughtfulness” appears to be too high a benchmark.

Sarah wrote about this phenomenon for The Establishment.

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Conor McGregor Inspired Ben Affleck’s Batman

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Conor McGregor is very good at inspiring fifth generation Irish descendants to be really irritating in sports bars on fight nights.

Now, the notorious one can also say he inspired Batman.

Specifically, the fighting style used by Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman v Superman.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland here.

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