Directed by Ben Affleck
If the movies have taught me one thing about this world, it’s that Ben Affleck always comes out on top. That dude is just too smart, driven, and capable of growing a perfectly textured beard to ever really fail. Hot off the success of The Town, Affleck is back with Argo, a true story about a 1979 CIA mission in which agents pretended they were a film crew in order to free hostages from the American embassy in Tehran. Funny, self-reflexive, and tinged with prestige, Argo could be the film that cements Affleck’s status as a significant director. Bonus: Walter White.