Movie #6 The Town
(2010, USA, d. Ben Afleck)
This is a caper film. A gangster film. Even though it doesn’t carry the complexity or depth of any recent popular gangster films (The Departed, Gangs of New York), it does carry the tension and rawness. It’s a film essentially about a single love story, not a family saga. The action scenes are done exceptionally well. The casting is perfect. Ben Afleck feels a lot like Clint Eastwood. I think he should stick to the whole Boston thing. It’s working out.