…Make It Real

“Argo” is the unexpected hit of the awards season, that isn’t really that much of a surprise. It’s a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, even though you already know the ending (or you should). What may come as a surprise, is where “Argo” is also a big hit — Iran….

…Second Guess

With the 70th Golden Globe Awards in the history books, it’s time to regroup for our Academy Award predictions. A good number of the award winners were fairly predictable.  Daniel Day-Lewis got his well-deserved Golden Globe for “Lincoln.”  Anne Hathaway won “Best Supporting Actress in a Film.” But a surprise victory for “Argo” throws a…

…Fake It

Don’t be misled by the title, there’s nothing fake about Ben Affleck’s “Argo.” Based loosely on CIA specialist, Tony Mendez’s account of the 1979 rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran; the film uses a gritty style to beautifully tell this nearly unbelievable story. The film opens with a brief history of Iran, and…