Argo is a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. “Argo” is the name of a fictitious movie that is being fake-produced as a cover for this operation. Ben Affleck both stars and directs – and he does an amazing job at both! As a director, he builds the tension – I found myself holding my breath in parts – even when I knew what was going to happen. This is a compelling movie – and quite a story – truth is always more interesting than fiction! This will be one of the hot contenders this awards season.