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Casey Affleck joining “Paradise Lost” as the angel Gabriel (photo)

Casey Affleck joining “Paradise Lost” as the angel Gabriel

Previously we’ve reported news of both Benjamin Walker and Djimon Hounsou joining the cast of Alex Proya’s “Paradise Lost,” and even given you an early glimpse of Bradley Cooper in his role as Lucifer. But now comes news that a another actor is joining the heavenly host: Casey Affleck. Perhaps best known for his roles […]

Five Reasons to Watch “Gone Baby Gone” Tonight (photo)

Five Reasons to Watch “Gone Baby Gone” Tonight

Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel “Gone, Baby, Gone” is one of those movies that stop you in your tracks in your seat at the theater or on your couch. While that doesn’t make a ton of sense, if you’ve seen the film, you know what I mean. Sadly, hardly anyone saw the film. […]

What to Watch on IFC: April 25 – May 1 (photo)

What to Watch on IFC: April 25 – May 1

The April showers are unending and the May flowers haven’t started blooming, so you may as well stay inside and watch all IFC all week. Here’s what to watch on IFC this week: Monday Sit down with your loved ones to watch Derailed and make sure they never ever even consider cheating on you for […]

Casey Affleck Comes Clean About “I’m Still Here” (photo)

Casey Affleck Comes Clean About “I’m Still Here”

After months of speculation (most of it on this website, it seems), director Casey Affleck has finally fessed up about the truth (or fiction) of his “documentary” about actor Joaquin Phoenix. “It’s a terrific performance,” Affleck told The New York Times. “It’s the performance of his career.” I certainly agree; in my review of the […]

Return to Letterman, Will Joaquin Phoenix Rise From The Ashes?  (photo)

Return to Letterman, Will Joaquin Phoenix Rise From The Ashes?

Debate continues to rage on whether or not Joaquin Phoenix is nuts or just putting us on. Is Casey Affleck, brother-in-law and director of “I’m Still Here,” an immoral hack or deft mockumentarian? Was Phoenix high as a kite or pulling a Kaufman on that infamous Letterman episode? Only one thing is really clear: Phoenix […]

“I’m Still Here,” Reviewed (photo)

“I’m Still Here,” Reviewed

Casey Affleck wants us to believe his documentary about actor Joaquin Phoenix’s retirement is real. For his sake, I hope he’s lying. If “I’m Still Here” is real, then that means Affleck saw Phoenix, his brother-in-law, throwing away his career, his sobriety, and his maybe his sanity and decided to pick up a camera and […]

Laying Out Some “I’m Still Here”-y Theories (photo)

Laying Out Some “I’m Still Here”-y Theories

Roger Ebert calls it “a sad and painful documentary.” Reuters calls it “an entertaining hoax.” So which is it? “I’m Still Here,” Casey Affleck’s film about a messy year in the life of his brother-in-law, actor-turned-laughing-stock-rapper Joaquin Phoenix, doesn’t open in theaters until Friday but as those early reviews indicate, the jury’s still out on […]

Trailering: Joaquin Phoenix in “I’m Still Here” (photo)

Trailering: Joaquin Phoenix in “I’m Still Here”

A quick timeline: October 27, 2008: Joaquin Phoenix announces to an Extra! correspondent (who’s unsure whether or not he’s being serious) on the red carpet at a charity event, with brother-in-law Casey Affleck at his side, that he’s done with acting. “It’s Casey’s time now,” he says. Affleck notes that Phoenix is moving into music […]