Articles tagged ben affleck

17 Apr 2009 // 5:10 AM

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You is a standard chick flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it’s cute and comic and organized according to fixed, mostly ancient gender roles.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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19 Oct 2007 // 6:04 AM

Ben Affleck directs new movie rather than stars in it

When Ben Affleck took the recommendation of several friends and read Dennis Lehane’s novel “Gone Baby Gone,” he immediately started thinking about adapting it

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The up-and-coming Affleck: younger brother Casey, in 2 new films

TORONTO—Don’t underestimate Casey Affleck, the reedy-voiced, baby-faced actor, who is younger brother to Ben. Like the character he plays in “Gone Baby Gone”—

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19 Oct 2007 // 2:49 AM

Gone Baby Gone

Part noir, part moralizing, and part urban-malaisey, the movie offers an assembly of seedy sorts who make Patrick's quest look increasingly hopeless but also ineffably gallant.

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26 Jan 2007 // 1:00 AM

Smokin Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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8 Sep 2006 // 2:20 AM

Hollywoodland (2006)

Simo is as self-inflating and lost as George Reeves, his heroism as flimsy and sad.

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Dazed and Confused: Criterion Collection (1993)

Criterion's DVD appreciates the film itself, without trying too hard to analyze or understand it, thank god.

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28 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

Project Greenlight 3

The drama that erupts when these high-profile overachievers are put in the same room is far more entertaining than the movies they produce.

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8 Sep 2004 // 12:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

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17 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

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26 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Jersey Girl (2003)

Early in Jersey Girl, Ben Affleck cries. It's a grim and alarming moment.

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8 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Paycheck (2003)

Michael (Ben Affleck) doesn't set out to control anything: he just wants to get paid.

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9 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Gigli (2003)

It's tempting to imagine what extras might have been like for a Gigli DVD, given that the film received what had to be the most vehement critical drubbing of any released this past year.

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1 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Gigli (2003)

His hair slicked back, his face set in an expression resembling impassivity, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) tends to philosophize with his marks.

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28 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Daredevil (2003)

Daredevil has good reasons for his gear, and for the screwed-up attitude that goes with.

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14 Jul 2003 // 12:00 AM

Project Greenlight

The new directors press on and are, by turns, stupid, silly, arrogant, conciliatory, and astonishingly clever.

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