Cinema preview

Argo poster
Argo poster

The Standard’s resident film expert Gavin Miller previews the latest blockbuster movie releases coming out this week.

Formerly much-maligned Hollywood star Ben Affleck is impressively eeking out quite the career behind the camera after previously impressing with Gone Baby Gone and The Town.

And Affleck (who also stars) looks to have done it again in this thriller based on the true story of a seemingly impossible rescue of six Americans from Iran in the 1979 uprising.

When the American embassy in Iran is invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans are taken hostage, six people manage to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador.

The CIA is eventually ordered to get them out of the country and call in exfiltration expert Tony Mendez to help.

○Next week Gavin will preview Twilight Breaking Dawn Part Two before reviewing it in a later edition.

Next Thursday (November 16) West End Cinema will be holding a midnight screening of the film.