There are no silver linings without dark clouds. Balancing the two proved writer-director Russell's consistent challenge in a story centered around a bipolar protagonist.
Pulled into the Bond universe by Daniel Craig (who unofficially invited the respected "American Beauty" auteur to helm the 23rd franchise entry),
Bona fide movie star. Oscar-winning scripter. Ben Affleck went on to score the hat trick when he entered the directing ranks with "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town."
Captains enlist key teammates to make year's big scenes pop.
American plays about troubled families are a dime a dozen. But American plays which do more than merely flirt with politics are scarce, and those attempting to meld the personal and political, like…