Ken Taylor

Our Man In Tehran Review

The Canadian documentary about the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979, Our Man in Tehran, is more about creating a well rounded and thoughtful history than trying to one up the fictionalized American account of events in Argo.

Interview: Drew Taylor & Larry Weinstein

Dork Shelf sits down with first time filmmaker (and former Major League Baseball Pitcher and doctor) Drew Taylor and veteran documentarian Larry Weinstein about their collaboration on the film Our Man in Tehran, which looks beyond the events depicted in Argo and looks at the Iranian Revolution and the ensuing American hostage crisis as a whole.

Argo Review

In Argo, the exciting and fast paced third feature for actor Ben Affleck as a director, a silver screen scam job comes to actual theatres with the filmmaker starring as Mendez, whose best plan to rescue the trapped diplomats comes in the form of bringing them together as a fake movie crew under the guise of being location scouts for a big budget sci-fi epic.