Matt Damon and “Promised Land” – One of the Year’s Finest Films

Posted on December 31, 2012 by

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Brilliant performance from one of our townies.

BERKSHIRE ON STAGE

Review: “Promised Land” Decent People and Corporate Dirty Tricks
by Larry Murray

Promised Land (2012) Focus Features, Gus Van Sant director, with Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Frances McDormand, (r)

Matt Damon got an early shot at acting on the screen as an extra, playing a Red Sox fan in Field of Dreams. I haven’t gone back to see if I could pick him out in the crowd at Fenway Park, but visibility has never been a problem for the Cambridge, MA actor since Good Will Hunting. It put him on the map with an armful of awards that he and Ben Affleck shared for that film, both as actors and screenwriters.

Damon is the thinking man’s actor, and a political being, and his broad world view informs his personal creative work. An Über talented multi-tasker, Damon is also an inveterate collaborator, able to set aside ego to…

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