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Tuesday, September 4 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 2: October

We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.


Sunday, February 17 2013

What Makes 'Argo' Really Worth Watching?

No one knew exactly how this operation was set up, who managed it, and what was needed to execute it. Making up the film's middle 40 minutes or so, this aspect of Argo is intriguing and sporadically humorous.

Friday, October 12 2012

'Argo': Acting to Survive

When Tony (Ben Affleck) lands in Tehran and trains the frightened Americans to play their parts as a Canadian film crew, Argo compares the ruses run by governments and movie studios.


Sunday, February 24 2013

Five Pop Culture Notes on 'Argo'

I'll jot down five details for pop culture connosseurs that occurred to me while watching the new DVD.

Monday, February 4 2013

'Argo' F-Yourself, Oscar!

In what many pundits believe is an indictment of the Academy's recent snub of Argo helmer Ben Affleck, the Director's Guild of America has honored the film, and its maker, with its 2013 recognition as the year's best.

Monday, February 4 2013

Why the SAGs Matter and the Golden Globes Don't

Or 'How Ben Travers Cover His Ass for Underestimating Argo'

Monday, January 21 2013

Did Ben Affleck's Academy Snub Boost 'Argo's' Best Picture Potential?

After his surprise exclusion from the Academy’s directing short list, Ben Affleck and his film Argo have been receiving some serious love from other groups—but are they just make-up wins, or do these honors give Argo a serious shot at Best Picture?

Friday, October 12 2012

The Best Worst Option: 'Argo'

Argo is a godsend. It's a fully realized commercial film that tells an engaging, based on true life tale in a terrific, spellbinding fashion.


Monday, February 25 2013

For ‘Argo,’ Mission Complete

Blowing past the distant Civil War history of “Lincoln” and the more controversial recent history of “Zero Dark Thirty,” director and star Ben Affleck’s

Wednesday, February 20 2013

‘Argo,’ ‘Lincoln’ Spare No Expense in Oscar Best Picture Race

Forget about the price of gasoline: The real skyrocketing expense this year is the Oscar race. With two deep-pocketed studios locked into one of the

Sunday, February 10 2013

‘Argo’ Named Best Film at BAFTA Awards

LOS ANGELES — Director-producer-star Ben Affleck’s historical drama “Argo” continued its late-inning awards sweep Sunday, winning a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award

Monday, January 28 2013

‘Argo’ Wins Top Prize at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck's “Argo” seems to be unstoppable. The film about a CIA plot to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980 won the 19th

Monday, October 15 2012

Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ finishes second at box office, earns high marks

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck’s “Argo” failed to win the top spot at the box office this weekend, but the political thriller may have scored

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