I finally saw ‘Argo’


 “Argo” was outstanding. As director, Ben Affleck pulled the tension as tight as he could. He also threaded a nice complement of archival news footage throughout the film.

For the acting, however, Alan Arkin nearly stole the show as an older Hollywood heavyweight whose glory has started to fade.

Most importantly, however, this film countered years of the song “Blame Canada,” suffered by our northern neighbors since 1999 when “South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut” was released.

That’s right — for a brief, shining moment, Canadians were our heroes, and “Argo” remembers that, as well as heroic work by our own CIA (during the Carter administration, believe it or not).

 

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