Sure, it was a little awkward when he got all mauve and glossy as the hairier half of Bennifer, but generally there’s no good reason to dislike Ben Affleck. He’s handsome but accessible, he’s got a sense of humor about himself, and he really knows his way around fun, populist moviemaking. In his second directorial effort, The Town, Affleck stars as a morally conflicted bank robber who falls in love with a former hostage. In between terrific action set pieces, The Town lightens the anxiety with some chewy, funny moments. It’s not art, but it’s a fucking good time. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film)