|#42 on my flickchart|
Knowing that, I decided to rent some movies just for myself. Nan made it clear that she was not interested in seeing this, so I figured I'd give it a go after she went to bed.
Argo is the first Best Picture winner I have seen since The Departed in 2006. (The last Best Picture I saw in the theater was 1997's winner....I went to see it during the worst ice storm and prolonged power outage in Vermont's history...it was a long movie and I needed somewhere warm to be...I also saw Costner's The Postman for the same reason!) . I've seen some of the recent nominees, but none of the winners.
I liked Argo. I have recollections of these events. I was in third or fourth grade and beyond reading items on Wikipedia, I've not really delved into what happened. This was a harrowing film. And the look of it felt very much of the time...on screen fonts chosen felt sort of 1979/1980 retro. There was a slightly washed out look to the movie.
My complaints would be minor. I think I would have preferred the opening narration to be replaced with on screen lettering. The movie might have been a shade too long. But all in all, Affleck has yet to direct a movie I didn't like. And I still like him as an actor, too.
My only two Affleck connections...we attended the University of Vermont at the same time (though I did NOT know him). And once my family was camping at a semi-remote location and the campground owners were convinced I was Ben Affleck incognito. I claim NO resemblance at all...it was all them!!!
In all honesty, I usually "get" Ed Helms....
It's like looking in a mirror!!