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Ben Affleck

Gone Girl (2014)

Hearing a voiceover of a man wanting to smash open his wife's skull to see 'what's going on inside' sets the tone for David Fincher's newest feature, Gone Girl, as the latest book-film adaptation to hit the big screen takes the bestselling…

Runner Runner (2013)

In the Eighties, legend has it, the US armed forces hit upon the idea of encouraging Hollywood to make recruitment films for them. Thus, An Officer and a Gentleman, Top Gun, Navy SEALS and Private Benjamin (okay: maybe not Private Benjamin)…

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick's misstep Terrence Malick, who used to average barely more than a movie a decade, has suddenly become prolific. And so we have To the Wonder a year after his magnificent The Tree of Life. Alas with increased speed has come…

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick’s latest offering is a huge disappointment and made me wonder why I was bothering. Neil (Ben Affleck) is swept off his feet by the beautiful Marina (Olga Kurylenko), and the two embark on a passionate affair in France. After…

The Big Wedding (2013)

Conventional wisdom has it that, now the planet has personal publishing capability, a networked universe in which to publish and a convenient means of sorting the rare grains of wheat from the deluge of chaff, there is no longer any chance…

2013 Annual BAFTA Awards Results

Last night, Sunday February 10th, was the annual industry awards ceremony known as the BAFTAS (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). They are a prestigious and highly regarded event within the film community and are voted for by…

Argo (2012)

Based on one of those many true stories that seems stranger than any fiction, Argo is a highly entertaining thriller that also has a rich vein of comedy running through the whole thing thanks to the absurdity of the central premise. It's…

Argo (2012)

*** Warning 'ere be spoilers *** True blue Ben Affleck's Argo takes on a remarkable CIA story, kept secret for 17 years, of how the six Americans who got out of the American Embassy in Tehran at the time of the Iranian hostage crisis…

Argo (2012)

If you ever wondered where in God's name Trey Parker and Matt Stone got the idea for Team America World Police, look no further than Argo, the mostly true story of how the CIA confounded a crazed Eastern dictator using the only weapon…