Matt Damon

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‘A spectacular achievement’: first reactions praise Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan’s $100m epic, out 21 July in the US, has premiered to acclaim with some calling it his finest film to date

Benjamin Lee

12, Jul, 2023 @1:30 PM

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon condemn use of audio from Air in Trump campaign video
The actors’ production company Artists Equity ‘had no foreknowledge and did not consent’ to any involvement

Andrew Pulver

12, Jun, 2023 @10:43 AM

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Air review – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon drop the ball in Michael Jordan shoe drama
Affleck’s dramatisation of the bid to get Jordan to endorse Nike’s radical new sneaker almost ignores the most compelling character

Peter Bradshaw

05, Apr, 2023 @8:00 AM

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In business: how brands like Nike, BlackBerry and Pop-Tarts became film’s hottest stars
A slew of new movies celebrate the boardroom mavericks of the 1980s and 90s – as well as the products they flogged. What’s behind this corporate nostalgia?

Danny Leigh

31, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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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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