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Argo so timely and so good

YEP YEP – Ben Affleck is the new Warren Beatty. So then if The Town was his Bonnie and Clyde, that makes Argo his Reds? Not quite. To be honest, Argo reminded me much more of Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Both true stories involving the tumultuous Middle East of the 1970s; thankfully, this one with a happy ending. The year was 1979, the controversial Shah of Iran had … Continue reading


So, you think you wanna make movies?

There have been many films made about the making of a film. Two of my favorites: Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 and Robert Altman’s The Player. Both wicked sexy, witty, and ultra cynical. Both also made by monumentally celebrated filmmakers. To really glimpse what it takes to make a movie, though, I suggest looking at two smaller films made by not-so-celebrated … Continue reading