The Town (Movie)

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Who Were Those Masked Men, Anyway?

    At 8:09 a.m. on Valentine's Day 2012, Liloutie Ramnanan pulled her sedan into the parking lot of the Pay-O-Matic Check Cashing on South Conduit Avenue in South Jamaica, Queens. She'd worked as a teller there for 16 years. It was a steady job. It paid better than minimum wage and business was good. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    10 Memorable Posthumous Film Performances of the Past Decade

    By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Ben Affleck Is Back On Top

    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 >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2011

    Oscars Dish: Who'll Get Royally Shafted?

    In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    My Fave Movies of The Year

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Blake Lively Can Really Act

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Endless Bummer of Staten Island

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Jamey Johnson, Superchunk, Brandon Flowers, the Walkmen, and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    "From the Studio That Brought You The Departed"!

    ​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 --