Archive for tag: Ben Affleck

Film Review: ‘Gone Girl’

3 October, 2014 (09:36) | by Robert Horton, Film Reviews | By: Robert Horton

You’ve got to admire the confidence of Gone Girl: this truly odd movie coughs up a bizarre story line mixed with comic social commentary, but it never loses its swagger. Being the eagerly awaited adaptation of a best-selling page-turner will encourage that kind of attitude, I guess. Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel has a few twists […]

Ben Affleck’s 10 defining films

2 October, 2013 (08:47) | Actors, by Sean Axmaker, Essays | By: Sean Axmaker

Ben Affleck’s career has been as turbulent and dramatic as they come. He was championed as a rising young actor, celebrated as the Oscar-winning screenwriter (shared with his childhood best friend Matt Damon) of Good Will Hunting, ridiculed as a pretty face in Michael Bay’s action spectacles, and written off after a string of box-office […]

Blu-ray/DVD: Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ and the silent spectacle of ‘The Thief of Bagdad’

20 February, 2013 (08:14) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Argo (Warner), the third feature from actor-turned-directo?r Ben Affleck, was released early in October, just before the traditional roll-out of high-toned dramas and Oscar-bait showpieces gets aggressively competitive, and debuted to glowing reviews, enthusiastic audiences, and impressive box-office. Pretty good for a real-life drama about the stranger-than-fiction rescue of the six Americans who escaped capture when Iranians stormed […]

There Will Be Choice: Why Gone Baby Gone Is the Best Film of 2007

5 January, 2009 (00:30) | by Robert C. Cumbow, Essays, Film Reviews | By: Robert C. Cumbow

[Editor’s Note: The House Next Door is currently reissuing a series of articles developed at 24LiesASecond, a now-defunct platform for provocative criticism with an underdog bite. Author Robert Cumbow is a member of the Parallax View collective and his essays are being published simultaneously on Parallax View. The essay below was first published on 11/05/2008, […]