Matt Damon

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The Bourne Identity at 20: the surprise hit that changed action film-making
Doug Liman’s rousing thriller gave Matt Damon a blockbuster franchise and audiences a skeptical take on the US government at an opportune time

Noah Gittell

14, Jun, 2022 @6:11 AM

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Going full meta: Nicolas Cage and the actors who love playing themselves
Whether they’re sending themselves up or shedding an off-screen persona, there is a peculiar delight in seeing an actor take on a role they were literally born to play

Ann Lee

07, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Romance, 14th-century style: why cinema has fallen for courtly love
From Cyrano to The Last Duel, the world of medieval chivalry is big on screen – and its preoccupation with appearances isn’t so far from our own

Phil Hoad

14, Feb, 2022 @12:02 PM

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And the winners aren’t: this year’s Oscarbait films the Academy shunned
While The Power of the Dog and Dune lead the pack, a host of once-hyped star-led projects failed to resonate with voters

Benjamin Lee

09, Feb, 2022 @7:10 AM

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The best movies of 2021 … that you didn’t see
Guardian writers pick their favourite hidden gems from the year including a jumpy supernatural thriller and a tender queer romance

Simran Hans, Jordan Hoffman, Radheyan Simonpillai, Adrian Horton, Steve Rose, Pamela Hutchinson, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Benjamin Lee, Peter Bradshaw , Andrew Pulver, Guy Lodge and Charles Bramesco

30, Dec, 2021 @7:04 AM

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The Last Duel review – swordplay without subtlety
Ridley Scott gets bogged down in medieval mud and murk as he attempts to tell a rape-revenge story starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam Driver

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

17, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – storytelling with gusto in Ridley Scott’s medieval epic
Jodie Comer comes up against odious men played by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in a reverse rape-revenge parable set in 14th-century France

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Last Duel review – Affleck, Damon and Driver deliver damp mullets in the fog
An all-star cast and some showstoppingly horrible hair can’t save Ridley Scott’s medieval epic

Jonathan Romney in Venice

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: The Last Duel is a feminist movie
Reuniting as writers for the first time since Good Will Hunting, the actor-producers say that the medieval-set saga has clear contemporary relevance

Andrew Pulver

10, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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West Side Story, a Sopranos prequel and Bond: the best films to see in autumn 2021
Spielberg revamps Bernstein, young Tony is lured by the mob, Phyllida Lloyd tackles spousal abuse, Top Gun returns – and Daniel Craig calls time on 007 with bangs galore

Peter Bradshaw

24, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Stillwater review – thoughtful Matt Damon vehicle hiding inside an action thriller
Matt Damon stars as a man trying to extricate his daughter from the French penal system, with help from Call My Agent!’s Camille Cottin

Simran Hans

07, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Matt Damon denies using homophobic slur ‘in personal life’
Actor issues statement to Variety amid outrage over interview in which he says he recently ‘retired the f-slur’

Richard Luscombe

03, Aug, 2021 @1:35 AM

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