Telling the remarkable and long-classified story of events during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, Argo is actor-director Ben Affleck's most ambitious film to date. And his best.

It is, essentially, three films in one - a political thriller, a Hollywood satire and a race against time - and Affleck locks the three together into a gritty-yet-graceful whole.

He switches tone between crisis and comedy without losing the audience; the attention to period detail is superb and the performances are all excellent.

Affleck plays the real-life CIA agent Tony Mendez, with Bryan Cranston playing his boss, Jack O'Donnell, and John Goodman playing John Chambers, the real-life Oscar-winning make-up artist who was also a CIA operative.

You can watch RTÉ TEN's interviews with Affleck, and his co-stars Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, by clicking the links on your left.

Read our review of Argo here.