Affleck Channels Scorsese, Offers Unparalleled Intensity
Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Ben Affleck’s career is a series of hits and misses; as an actor, he’s been in films ranging from Academy Award winners to “the worst film of all time.” On the other hand, his track record as a writer or director is much more consistent. Gone Baby Gone was universally praised, and Good Will Hunting is considered by many to be a new classic. The Town has Affleck pulling triple duty: co-writer, director, and star. It’s perhaps his most ambitious project yet, and it is absolutely brilliant.