Fracking drama plays its safe.
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL For anyone complaining that Hollywood never makes grown-up movies anymore—films devoid of superheroes and wizards and vampires, films that grapple with serious subjects in the manner of, say, the New American Cinema of the...
Iran Hostage Crisis as Hollywood pot-boiler.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Much like his last directing effort, The Town, Ben Affleck’s Argo opens with a fury of activity.
Crime thriller brings out the best and worst of Ben Affleck.
The perils of an actor doubling as the director of a movie in which he stars are vividly illustrated in The Town, Ben Affleck’s second effort behind the camera after Gone Baby Gone.Affleck the director and co-scriptwriter has fashioned a tense,...
Ben Affleck reinforces his creative talents as director.
Five years ago, Ben Affleck’s brilliant career came to screeching halt when he made Gigli with his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez. Since then he’s tried mightily to stage a comeback as an actor, all to little avail. But now B-fleck appears to...