Casey Affleck

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  • 19 mini existential crises I had while watching A Ghost Story

    Movie Feature | Matt Looker | 22nd August 2017

    Forget everything I ever said about Personal Shopper, A Ghost Story is the depiction of harrowing torment in an eternal abyss of obscurity that you always wanted. Assuming that you always wanted it.

  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 5th September 2013

    Well, ain't them? No, I don't understand the title any more than you do. But over the few weeks since I saw this, the advertising for Alpha Papa has influenced me so much that every time I think of it, I imagine Alan Partridge saying the title as an expression of weary frustration. "Guhhhhh, ain't them bodies saints?" But Partridgian asides aside, here's an independent film that paints an engaging picture of love torn asunder on a Southern-fried canvas. Cashback.

  • ParaNorman

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 13th September 2012

    Like any right-thinking adult, I make it my business to scare a child at least once a week. Otherwise there's a risk they could grow up soft, I always think, what with their Bebos and their Sylvanian Families. Happily, I can now take the day off every once in a while, because stop-motion animation ParaNorman should put the frighteners on them. Might even make them laugh a bit too, but then you can do that just by tickling them.

  • I'm Still Here

    Movie Review | Ali | 19th September 2010

    Reviewing I'm Still Here isn't easy. Neither is watching it. A few weeks ago, I was convinced it was all a set-up, because the situations within are far too contrived to be caught on camera, despite the on and off-screen protestations that, yes, you really are seeing Joaquin Phoenix having a meltdown. The Oscar-nominated actor had apparently ballooned in weight, grown a hobo-chic beard, ditched acting for rapping and had become a full-time, drugged-up asshole. OMG etc.

  • I'm Still Here trailer - Joaquin Phoenix really is crazy

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 18th August 2010

    Casey Affleck's documentary about Joaquin Phoenix's decision to quit acting and become a hip-hop rapper is on its way. So is he a) entirely deluded and on the brink of a nervous breakdown, or b) orchestrator of an elaborate hoax?

  • The Killer Inside Me

    Movie Review | Christopher | 9th June 2010

    Stepping out into the broad daylight of a summer's afternoon after watching The Killer Inside Me, Michael Winterbottom's entry into the film noir canon, proves a grotesquely incongruous affair. The joy has gone from my life now.

  • Kubrick's ghost urges you to see The Killer Inside Me

    Movie Trailer | Matt | 25th May 2010

    Even dead genius filmmakers are swayed by the sight of Jessica Alba in a bra. And now you will be too, thanks to a new trailer and poster.

  • Wow. Awesome trailer for Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 5th November 2009

    Every once in a while, a trailer comes along and knocks me sideways. Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me is one such trailer. Also, it has Jessica Alba getting spanked, but that's not why I like it. Honest.

  • Gone Baby Gone

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th June 2008

    Straw poll. Ben Affleck: hate him or really hate him? Let's not beat around the bush; Affleck the elder has been trading off his early successes for years, coasting through a career peppered with duff action vehicles, with a smug grin permanently slapped just above his gigantic chin. Just look at the man's IMDb profile picture: ...