Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Affleck proves himself a more than capable director here. It starts out as a child-abduction mystery film (something I personally don’t enjoy, but can recognise when executed well, as was the case here), but later morphs into a more interesting look at parenting, and family relationships. The genre conventions tick through in a pretty workmanlike…

The Town (2010)

Affleck proves himself a very capable director with this really strong crime drama. It’s certainly not original, but it’s executed at high enough level of competency that I certainly didn’t mind. The cast is great, the action is directed really well, it’s paced tightly…it all works well. The alternate ending is less unoriginal, and more…

Batman: Hush (2002) by Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee

Hush came highly recommended to me, and while there were a lot of individual parts I really liked, I thought it was ultimately a real mess and failure of a story. As a highlight reel of various parts of the Batman mythos, it’s great, but as a cohesive story in its own right, it’s just…