Posts Tagged ‘Argo’

The Best Films of 2012

For film lovers, 2012 has not been kind. Hollywood supplied the expected dreck (special shout-out to Three Stooges!), but even the top talent deliv­ered work that was slightly off-target. The biggest disappoint­ment? Perhaps Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, which boasted impressive perfor­mances from Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman but whose sorta-Scientology-based story ul­timately went [...]

Ben Affleck on Making a Movie, and a Fake Movie, With Argo

When Ben Affleck was filming Argo, the story of six Americans hiding out in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, he had no idea he was also virtually making a movie about current events.
“I was stunned to see that the research that I looked at from 30-plus years ago all of a sudden [...]

Ben Affleck’s Iran Hostage Crisis Movie Shooting in Area This Week

Argo, an upcoming action film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is filming in D.C. today and tomorrow and will move to the Northern Virginia suburbs later this week. The movie, Affleck's third as director, takes place in the earliest days of the Iran hostage crisis when a CIA team successfully extracted six Americans from [...]