Feb
19
2013
1

In the Mail: Argo. [UPDATED]

Gotten via the kind use of Amazon affiliate links by people like YOU. Greatly appreciated, folks. Especially with all the national financial stuff looming.

I’ll let you know how it is: I’ve seen a lot of people who I like seeing being pissed off about things being pissed off about this movie, which is a point in its favor.

[UPDATE]: …Not bad; not bad at all. If it has a flaw it’s in the initial portrayal of the background conflict between the USA and the new revolutionary regime in Iran; the raw details are accurate enough, but they were perhaps too filtered through a post-Cold War sensibility. It’s easy for modern audiences to forget that, back in 1979, we were not only in the middle of a vicious and unrelenting ideological struggle for world domination; the general consensus was a glum certainty that our side was losing. If you were born before 1984 or so, I cannot begin to describe just how transformational Ronald Reagan was on our geopolitical perceptions.

But all of this is just a minor comment. Ben Affleck knows how to direct a movie.

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Jan
14
2013
8

Apparently, the pro-Iranian Left HATES Argo.

OK, with a review like this now I HAVE to see Argo. The sheer bitterness that Ben Affleck had the unmitigated gall to make an ‘undeniably rousing, but deeply irresponsible,’ ‘first-rate thriller’ that ALSO happens to contradict antiwar progressive cant on Iran is a wondrous thing to behold. I must pre-order this movie*, solely because a purchase will be more coals on the head of Iranian apologists than a mere rental would be.


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