It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with
It opens with the reenactment of the fateful 1979 day when angry Iranians swarmed
Six managed to flee and find refuge in the Canadian ambassador's home, while 52 remained hostages for an agonizing 444 days. "Argo" tells the courageous story of how those six escaped posing as a Canadian film crew.
The idea was the brainchild of
Affleck, the star, keeps a low profile in order to let the other characters take spotlight. He is now proven a director of the first rank. "Argo" is intensely moving and timely; and the rapt audience burst into rare applause at the end.
'Seven Psychopaths' blend crazy, kiilling genres
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Take the wild Hollywood inside joke plot of "Get Shorty." Add the strange twists often used by the
Writer and director Martin McDonagh created the Oscar-nominated
This film is gritty, funny, riveting and ultra violent all at once. It's an R-rated entertainment that will greatly please fans of "No Country for Old Men." But it may be too much for other viewers.
SUSANNE PEREZ lives in Costa Mesa and is an executive assistant for a company in Irvine.