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Matt & Ben at the Institution Theater
Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers use Damon and Affleck to create a hilarious case study in how Hollywood murders friendship
"...Matt & Ben is an imagined retelling of the beginning of Matt..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

'Matt & Ben'
This stage comedy is about just who you think it is, only the well-known guys are played by gals
"...The title of the play is Matt & Ben, and yes, it's about exactly who you think it's..."

March 28, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Another Blow to Damsels-in-Distress: 'Jen Saves Ben'
"...of his forthcoming film Jersey Girl Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck their own personal video game kiosk. And not..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Argo
Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.
"...Directed by: Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Live by Night
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this period gangster drama
"...Directed by: Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Sienna..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jersey Girl
Ben Affleck plays a widower dad in this family dramedy from an uncustomarily sweet Kevin Smith.
"...Directed by: Kevin Smith. Starring: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin, Raquel Castro and Jennifer..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Town
Ben Affleck directs, co-writes, and stars in this gripping action-drama about bank robbers.
"...Directed by: Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gone Baby Gone
Ben Affleck's feature directing debut is strong on atmospherics and moral quandaries.
"...Directed by: Ben Affleck. Starring: Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Michelle..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Forces of Nature
"...Directed by: Bronwen Hughes. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox,..."

March 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gigli
"...Directed by: Martin Brest. Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bartha, Lenny Venito, Al Pacino,..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Reindeer Games
"...James Frain, Dennis Farina, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron and Ben Affleck. At one point in John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games,..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Boiler Room
"...Directed by: Ben Younger. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bill Sage, Taylor Nichols, Jamie..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Justice League
Another ho-hum entry to the DC Extended Universe
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher,..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Sum of All Fears
Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan makes his fourth film appearance in this thriller.
"...Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson. Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber, Alan Bates,..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paycheck
Affleck and Uma race to descramble the past in this futuristic thriller based on a Philip K. Dick short story and directed by John Woo.
"...Directed by: John Woo. Starring: Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore,..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

State of Play
Starring Russell Crowe, this American redo of a great BBC miniseries about investigative journalism and nefarious institutions neither embarrasses the original nor is superior to it in any way.
"...Directed by: Kevin Macdonald. Starring: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren, Jason..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Good Will Hunting
"...by: Gus Van Sant. Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard and Minnie Driver. Will Hunting (Damon)..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Accountant
Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller
"...Directed by: Gavin O’Connor. Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor,..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Surviving Christmas
Money can buy happiness goes the moral of this cynical yet mildly amusing comedy starring Ben Affleck and James Gandolfini.
"...Directed by: Mike Mitchell. Starring: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman,..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Changing Lanes
"...Pollack, Toni Collette, Kim Staunton, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Affleck. Roger Michell's previous film, the romantic comedy Notting..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bounce
"...Directed by: Don Roos. Starring: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnny Galecki, David Paymer, Joe Morton,..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Going All the Way
"...Directed by: Mark Pellington. Starring: Jeremy Davies, Ben Affleck, Amy Locane, Rose Mcgowan, Rachel Weisz, Jill Clayburgh..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gone Girl
When a lady vanishes, David Fincher holds the moral compass.
"...Directed by: David Fincher. Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Runner Runner
A Princeton student and online gambler gets entangled with the operation's devious mastermind in Costa Rica.
"...Directed by: Brad Furman. Starring: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, John Heard and Yul..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Daredevil
"...Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson. Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Joe..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Pearl Harbor
"...Alec Baldwin, Ewen Bremner, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck. Is it wrong for me to love the..."

May 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Phantoms
"...Starring: Peter O'Toole, Rose Mcgowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, Clifton Powell, Rick Otto, Rachel Shane..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane,..."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

To the Wonder
Terrence Malick makes a swift return to our screens with this evocative story about the stages of love.
"...Directed by: Terrence Malick. Starring: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Tatiana Chiline..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Company Men
Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner star in this drama about what happens to company men after they part company with the company.
"...Directed by: John Wells. Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt, Maria..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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