Saturday, 25 December 2010
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2010: #2 THE TOWN
5/5. After his critically acclaimed turn behind the camera with 'Gone Baby Gone', Ben Affleck almost directed and starred in the best movie of the year, or as Bostonians would say 'yeeeeeahr'. 'The Town' was incredible, with the beautiful Boston in the backdrop Affleck went deep into Charlestown for a classy crime thriller. Playing a bank robber who falls in love with his hostage Ben stepped up with acting that would make Matt Damon proud and action scenes that almost make the gunfights in 'Heat' look tame. There was also a stellar, strong supporting cast in this one led by 'Mad Men', John Hamm's detective character who was hot on Affleck's tail. Everyone here went to town on a movie that was guilty of one thing and one thing only...being a steal of a movie. TIM DAVID HARVEY.