The Company Men (2010)

The Company Men is, as stated in my review of Inside Job, the perfect companion piece for that documentary. The movie is about three men working in a big company (played by Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper), who feel the results of the financial crisis in their personal life. They all work for GTX, which is a company that started small building ships, but has grown fast and has even bigger ambitions. Continue reading

The Town (2010)

After the fantastic Gone Baby Gone (which I gave an 8 ) Ben Affleck is back with his second movie in the director’s chair. Just like that movie, this movie is also set in Boston, where Affleck grew up. During this movie a lot of bank heists take place in the city and Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Albert ‘Gloansy’ Magloan (Slaine) and Desmond Elden (Owen Burke) are one of the gangs responsible for them. These bank robberies are meticulously planned and the gang is very precise and professional in their execution. They wear latex gloves, are unrecognisable because of their masks and destroy any evidence that could be used against them (like putting the harddisks that are used for the surveillance cameras in the microwave) Continue reading