Argo brings up issues of foreign policy

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Film

One Zero Nine

By Andrew Lovgren

Plenty has been said about Argo as a quality, Oscar-worthy film.

Ben Affleck continues his rebirth in Hollywood, directing and starring in his first film since 2010’s surprising success, The Town.

Based on the 1980 Iranian hostage crisis, Argo focuses on CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) as he works to rescue six American embassy workers who escaped during a revolt.

Mendez works together with Oscar-winning make-up artist John Chambers (John Goodman) and Producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) to construct fake movie credentials to sneak the six out of the country to safety.

Argo was shot in a retro-style, matching the big glasses and ridiculous hairstyles to complete the feeling of a period piece. A strong script and the solid, scene-stealing performances from Arkin, Goodman and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston place this film square in the middle of the Oscar talk.

Perhaps the most crucial part of…

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