Affleck Double Feature last night. Not sure why Ben is the “famous” one.
I’m Not Here — I was incredibly dissapointed when Casey announced that this film was not actually a documentary before I had been able to see it. In my mind, I thought it had already ruined it. Now that I’ve seen it, I think it made it better. The most interesting parts of this movie were not found in the voyeuristic self-destruction of a person (as it would have been if I believed it were real) but instead in the act of the spotlight being turned on the media and the consumers of “celebrity culture.” The character of Joaquin Phoenix seems equally interesting as it’s impossible to try and figure out where he and his character overlap. Is P Diddy real? If not, give him an oscar because this is the best acting the “rapper” has ever done. Other things worth noting: Ben Stiller being actually funny (briefly) and the way that people standing near Phoenix can’t help but get into his musical performances. 9/10
The Town — I should have just re-watched Heat. I do think that Ben Affleck is a better director than I want him to be — but seriously, where did he find this terrible script? It lost 6 of my 10 points in the last 5 minutes of the film. Honestly one of the worst endings I’ve ever experienced. Watch the movie until it starts to get corny and then turn it off before you smash your TV. 4/10