Argo – Best Picture of 2012

During the first 12 minutes of Argo, someone put a belt around my chest and pulled it snugly.  Then about every 15 minutes, it was pulled another notch tighter.  Although I had trouble breathing, it was a good thing.  Seven Oscar nominations later, it was a great thing. Argo begins with a short history lesson…

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty opens with actual audio of people trapped in the World Trade Center after the planes struck on September 11, 2001.  Then we see words that have caused some controversy:  Based on first-hand accounts of actual events.  To some people, this is a proclamation that Zero Dark Thirty is virtually a documentary or…