Ben Affleck was a Hollywood golden boy who got sucked into some crappy pictures as well as a destructively over-publicized relationship before settling into a simpler life and emerging as a fine director with films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town. And now he's getting Oscar buzz all over again. A ... More >>
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
I'm leaving out the obvious ones, which get enough attention, thank you. OK, here goes: Mesrine. A two-part tour de force for Vincent Cassel as a real-life gangster who loves his children. The Town. Male nuns robbing banks? That's just one thread of this seamy, Ben Affleck-directed melodra ... More >>
I never thought anyone from Gossip Girl would be considered one of our premiere thesps any more than I felt Justin Bieber should sing at the Met. But I can finally admit that in Ben Affleck's searing criminal drama The Town, Blake Lively happens to be amazing in her supporting role as a ragg ... More >>
All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>
Jamey Johnson: Bon Iver, only good! Photo by James Minchin.In this week's Village Voice, Chuck Eddy on the charms of schizophrenic stoner country guy Jamey Johnson, Jessica Hopper reviews Superchunk's excellent new Majesty Shredding, Ryan Dombal talks with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, an ... More >>
Have I been hallucinating or is that really said in the commercials for the new Ben Affleck film The Town? Isn't it a little bit of a vague recommendation? What next --