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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Argo: A Quick Review

1. It's mostly an intense thought piece with a lot of thinking, drama, meta-messaging, subtext, some insider jokes etc. Clearly in the Ben Affleck genre.

2. If you prefer action films don't bother.

3. It is more of a meditation on propaganda and narrative, fatherhood, character and friendship than a topic film. Not a comprehensive treatment of history.

4. It is apolitical.

5. It feels very "real" in terms of telling a historical truth. You walk away having learned about Washington.