I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I first walked into the theatre for Argo. Reviews were almost unanimously positive, but as far as plot, story and characters go, I was in the dark.
I’m not going to bother expounding on any of that here, either; quite frankly I want to use this space to talk about just how freaking amazing it is, not to dwell upon its details.
Every scene in this film is precisely paced and expertly shot. It’s as if more thought when into each pixel of every frame in this film that the amount of thought that goes into entire movies sometimes (I’m looking at you Deuce Bigalo). The acting is stellar. The directing is top notch. The cinematography is stunning. The soundtrack is evocative. It is one of the best of the year. Plus, the ending is pro-Canada in the best possible way, and is based on a true story.
Please, get off your ass and then go sit on it for two hours. You can thank me (and Ben Affleck) later.
By: Alexander Sallas