|"Grainy picture and authentic beards" Narry B|
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston
Advertising works. Narry B found himself inevitably drawn to the movie house to watch Argo after seeing it advertised on a bus billboard. Why? Because it features the mighty Bryan Cranston, a versatile and (until recently) underrated actor.
But is it "based on a true story"? Really? Isn't that just another way of rewriting history? Seems like some key facts were left missing from this tale, Mr. Affleck, if that is your real name.
That aside, Argo is one of the best films Narry B's seen at the cinemaplex for many years. And it all comes down to one thing: tension. Narry B was so tense he had to have a massage afterwards.
A lot of modern films fail because of two things: wanton violence/sex, and poor scripts. Argo has neither of these. In fact, it feels very much like a 60s/70s film from one of the great filmmakers like Hitchcock, or Coppola. The grainy picture and authentic beards lend it even greater vintage-appeal.
Argo watch it yourself.
Rating: Top Work!