When I watched Argo few weeks ago, I know right away that the award-worthy films are starting to be release in time for the awards season in the US. I have been hearing positive reviews about the Ben Affleck movie from various film festivals, and when it had its commercial release in Manila, I did not hesitate to watch it on the first day itself.
True enough, the movie is one hell of a suspense ride. Very engaging until the end. The airport scene is probably the most unforgettable; you can feel their fear and elation after the captain has announced that they can order alcohol after they left Iranian airspace.
Argo, starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is a strong contender for this years Oscar Best Picture.