9.30PM, GO! ★★★★
Ben Affleck stars as the leader of a smash ’n’ grab gang who begins a relationship with a woman held hostage during a heist. But if you assume The Town is going to suddenly shrivel down into a regular doomed love-story scenario, you’re mistaken. The wild card here is Affleck’s exemplary work as director and co-writer, which can be likened to Martin Scorsese’s award-winning efforts on The Departed.