Archives for October 12, 2012

Sinister (2012)

A word of advice: If you ever stumble onto a serial killer's personal records of his crimes, turn them over to the police. Don't keep them in your home and stay up late examining them night after night.Ellison Oswalt might have saved himself a lot of trouble had he done that. But then, if you're buying a ticket to Sinister, you've come to get the wits scared out of you. And reasonable behavior just isn't on the menu for characters in this genre.The title Sinister should tell you what you … [Read more...]

Argo (2012)

The best thing about Argo is that director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio deliver a true story so outrageous that it seems like something that could only happen in a movie.The worst thing about Argo is that is takes that already too-amazing-to-be-true story and adds a bunch of unremarkable, even familiar action-movie contrivances, which makes something we've never seen before feel increasingly familiar in spite of itself.Okay, Argo fans — I know you're enthusiastic, and prone to p … [Read more...]