We don’t often go to the majority of movies available this day and age. That is the ones that feature incessant violence or gratuitous sex. Still a few good ones come along. This year we’ve already seen Lincoln, Les Miserables and The Life of Pi. Last week it was Ben Afflecks Argo.
The plot is simple. In 1979, a small group is Americans flee the American Embassy under siege by Iranian revolutionaries. They manage to seek and obtain shelter in the Canadian Embassy. There, trapped, they hope to be rescued. An ingenious and bizarre plot is undertaken to bring them out in the face of great danger. The Canadians are more than helpful. The rest, as they say, is history. In fact, it’s all really true. This movie was nominated for Academy Awards. And like Lincoln and the Life of Pi the nomination is well deserved.