Live By Night Releases New Images That Show Off Style

Ben Affleck is possibly the actor/director with the worst luck with media/press/promotion of anyone working in the game. When the wind is magically blowing the right direction, his films get a lot of attention, but when they aren’t you have to work to notice that they show up at all, and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the quality of the films.

He’s in one of those downturns at the moment, which means The Accountant hardly caused a stir at all, despite being a fun ride, and now Live by Night could hardly eek out a nomination between the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes combined. This is a film that was hoping for a better showing, and it’s a good movie that people will hopefully make room for during the overloaded holiday season.

This one is also based on a best-seller by Dennis Lehane, making it the second collaboration involving Lehane and Affleck, after Gone Baby Gone.

The film also stars Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper.

Bet a glimpse at the film below, and let us know what you think of this one.


Live by Night poster

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict.  Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin’s nature.  Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent.

Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen.  Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love.  Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code.

Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa.  And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

Joe’s not all bad, though; in fact, he’s not really bad enough for the life he’s chosen.  Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love.  Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code.  Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa.  And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

 

 

Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.