• ‘The Tender Bar' Review: A Better-Than-Ever Ben Affleck Plays the Uncle Any 9-Year-Old Wants

    13 days ago - By Variety

    They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in Pulitzer-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer's case, a Long Island pub will do. A broadly appealing, only slightly sentimental personal history adapted from Moehringer's memoir by director George Clooney and “The Departed” screenwriter Bill Monahan, “The Tender Bar” acknowledges how, growing up without a father,...
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  • The Miseducation of Ben Affleck: How ‘The Tender Bar' and ‘The Last Duel' Could Turn the Oscar Page

    13 days ago - By Variety

    Ben Affleck is an accomplished actor, producer, writer and director, proven by his two Academy Awards. So why does social media chatter generally refer to each of his new and effective outings worthy of Oscars consideration as a “comeback?” In the middle of his newest film “The Last Duel,” it dawned on me. Nothing regarding his interpretation...
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