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The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October
4 Sep 2012 // 5:12 PM
We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.
Ben Affleck's 'Live By Night' Is a Lax Effort at Making Sense of Complex Ideas
28 Dec 2016 // 4:30 AM
Live by Night is good at era-appropriate garb, but its adaptation of Dennis Lehane's story lacks anything remotely close to sizzle or scope.
What Makes 'Argo' Really Worth Watching?
17 Feb 2013 // 9:10 PM
No one knew exactly how this operation was set up, who managed it, and what was needed to execute it. Making up the film's middle 40 minutes or so, this aspect of Argo is intriguing and sporadically humorous.
Five Pop Culture Notes on 'Argo'
24 Feb 2013 // 10:30 PM
I'll jot down five details for pop culture connosseurs that occurred to me while watching the new DVD.
'Argo' F-Yourself, Oscar!
4 Feb 2013 // 3:00 AM
In what many pundits believe is an indictment of the Academy's recent snub of Argo helmer Ben Affleck, the Director's Guild of America has honored the film, and its maker, with its 2013 recognition as the year's best.
Ben Affleck directs new movie rather than stars in it
19 Oct 2007 // 1:04 AM
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 into
The up-and-coming Affleck: younger brother Casey, in 2 new films
18 Oct 2007 // 10:56 PM
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"