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Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.
"...previous two films were no lucky flukes. In fact, Argo, in which Affleck stars as Latino CIA operative Tony..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

John Hamm sweats stylishly in gritty, grim spy thriller.
"...Gilroy's adept hand with a spycraft tale makes this Argo with a nihilist streak. He never tries to completely..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

From the Vaults: John Goodman's Very Good Year
John Goodman adds zest to Flight, Argo, and Trouble With the Curve
"...have debuted in just the last quarter – Flight, Argo, and Trouble With the Curve – Goodman has turned..."

Nov. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Autonomous Vehicles Seek Traction in Austin
Hands off the wheel
"...Look no further than the Oct. 26 news that Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle company backed by Ford Motors..."

Nov. 18, 2022 News Feature by Benton Graham

Operation Finale
Nazi hunting history may be accurate, but lacks tension or gravity
"...Eichmann’s stubborn ego), Operation Finale has the too-slow-burn of Argo-lite. Best intentions aside, director Weitz (About a Boy) simply..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 list
Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10s
"...5) Argo Give me more movies like this, please: great story..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fast Food Fast Women
" Amos Kollek. Starring: Angelica Torn, Valerie Geffner, Victor Argo, Austin Pendleton, Robert Modica, Louise Lasser, Jamie Harris and..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The New Rites of Spring
The Last Word in Instrumental Rock
"...and social creativity. In a short-lived club called the Argo, this handful of local visionaries assembled the Melodica Festival,..."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Household Saints
"...D'Onofrio, Lili Taylor, Judith Malina, Michael Rispoli and Victor Argo. The glory of miracles is not in the making..."

Dec. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coup 53
Documentary unpacks America's involvement in the coup that wrecked Iran
"...of the rousing suspense of Ben Affleck’s triple-Oscar winner Argo (which serves quite well as an epilogue to the..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sayles Talk
More on the making of 'Go for Sisters' from John Sayles
"...the movie has to earn the ending. I think Argo did that very well. It's a real story, but..."

Dec. 7, 2013 Screens Post by Robert Faires

DVD Watch: 'Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake'
Cartoon Network's surrealist fantasy does crossplay
"...Argo (Warner Home Video) If you run, you can pick..."

Feb. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Impressed, Yes, but Socks Still Firmly On
It was a good year for movies – but was it great?
"...Argo (6: tie)..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Critics Association Announces Year-End Awards
'Zero Dark Thirty' named Best Film of 2012
"...Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Screens Feature

Local Critics Pick ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
Austin Film Critics Association names P.T. Anderson Best Director
"...Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, Argo..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

From the Vaults: Scoot McNairy’s Splendid Year
One-time Austin resident Scoot McNairy sees his Hollywood star rise
"...Killing Them Softly, McNairy also appears in Ben Affleck's Argo as one of the six Americans hiding out in..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Etta James The Chess Box (MCA/Chess)
"...her climb to the Chess label through its imprints Argo and Cadet. The 3-CD Etta James: The Chess Box..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Review by Margaret Moser

"...Perrineau, Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, Ashley Judd and Victor Argo. As beguiling and as ephemeral as its titular namesake,..."

June 30, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Headless Horseman, the Remix: Autonomous vehicle tech company Argo AI has brought its driverless platform to Austin to..."

May 20, 2022 News Feature

Transcribing the Oral History of Dazed and Confused in New Book Alright, Alright, Alright
Melissa Maerz wrangles a class reunion
"...years, pitching a studio on casting Zellweger, Rory Cochrane (Argo, Empire Records), Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Anthony Rapp (Rent),..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ethos' Atlantis: A Puppet Opera
This new musical take on the fall of Atlantis pulls us into an ancient place, powered by myth and ritual
" Heracles and Achilles, and the Invinctus is another Argo, sailing to retrieve a magical object – though instead..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

DVDanger: Nick Damici Sees Late Phases
Werewolves, contact lenses, and the Hap and Leonard series
"...I was good friends with a guy named Victor Argo, another actor, so I kind of knew Tom through..."

Nov. 23, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Has the Right Idea About ‘Wrong Numbers’
Made in Texas series revisits Alex Holdridge’s first film
"...Killing Them Softly, Promised Land, and Best Picture winner Argo...."

May 7, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Gay Place: You're Just A Babe
Political party, birthday party, art party, dance party ... Sort out your invitations, uniponies, this week's a non-stop party
"...DEPECHE MODE TRIBUTE NIGHT Faaaaaaaaaaaggy. VJs Shame:Les and Argo black it up. Wed., April 10, 9:30pm. Elysium, 705..."

April 5, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Bright Lights, Big City
At the crossroads of the Austin Music Awards.
"...swan song In Step. As Gary Clark Jr. gains Argo-like momentum heading into the Austin Music Awards – a..."

March 8, 2013 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Express yourself and ya booty with so much bounce, it'll make ya flounce
"...DEPECHE MODE TRIBUTE NIGHT Faaaaaaaaaaaggy. VJs aRGo and Shame:Les black it up. Wed., July 25, 9:30pm...."

July 20, 2012 Column

Steve Forbert's black gold lament
"...its lungs. Originally about oil spills, from the tankers Argo Merchant and the Olympic Games, it’s grown over the..."

Aug. 5, 2010 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

FronteraFest 2005
"...Plit Right" by David Thigpen and Brock Gloor; "Impetuous Argo" by Patton Quinn; The Austin Poetry Slam's "Prayer," performed..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Arts Review

The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/ Jazztet Sessions
Gift guide
"...The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/ Jazztet Sessions (Mosaic)..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Jarmusch's film is a tone poem about a contemporary hitman nicknamed Ghost Dog (Whitaker), who is steeped in the code of the ancient Japanese samurai.
"...Tormey, Isaach De Bankolé, Henry Silva, Cliff Gorman, Victor Argo, Tricia Vessey and Camille Winbush. Jim Jarmusch, the king..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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