Review: Deep Water

Director: Adrian Lyne Stars: Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck, Jacob Elordi Throw a rock these days and you'll strike a thinkpiece eulogising sexiness in mainstream cinema. These takes have a point. The Disneyfication of the marketplace and the eagerness to secure as wide an audience as possible have edged out more adult-oriented content. But to …

Review: Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher Stars: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Carrie Coon Gone Girl, the new film from director David Fincher, lives or dies, aptly, on appearances. The veneer of things. The assumption that what you can see is what something is. Watch the trailer and you'll be given the impression this is another Fincher procedural. Something …

Review: Argo

Director: Ben Affleck Stars: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman "Directed by Ben Affleck". At one time, before the California-born actor started his endeavours behind the camera, those words would have been treated with suspicion. Sure, together with Matt Damon, Affleck had cut his teeth putting pen to paper for the movies, but this was …

Review: The Town

Director: Ben Affleck Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner So it's a film called The Town and it's directed by Ben Affleck. Not only does Ben Affleck direct the movie, he co-authors it's screenplay and he's the lead. You'd forgive me for not going weak at the knees over this proposition. But hold on. …