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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide
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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide  | The Town (2010)
The Town (2010)

Charlestown, Massachusetts, the bank robbery capital of America, is the suitably gritty setting for Affleck’s sophomore directorial project, a crime thriller that shows off his writing, directing and acting chops in one splurge of pulse-racing action and complex characterisation. It’s good stuff – four Empire stars good – and begs the question: where the hell did Affleck learn to direct like Sidney Lumet’s long-lost son? At 37 years-old he’s got time on his side (Clint Eastwood didn’t direct his first feature until he was 40) and talent to burn, not to mention an eye for casting. After all, John Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively and Chris Cooper ain’t a bad line-up.
 

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Quality feature - well worth it just for the last page - I'd never seen either of those two clips. Handsome Men Club was funny, and it was interesting to see all the cameos. However, The "Ben Affleck" video had me in stitches - I don't know how long this has been kicking around the internet, but it's been long time since I've seen something that has had me laughing so much it hurt ! I had to watch it again just to try and spot all the cameos in it.   The fact that Affleck is willing to send himself up like this grants him a lot of respect from me (not that I imagine that matters sp; Top class! More

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