I haven't been watching as many movies as I'd like to lately, especially considering how many are coming out right now that I'd really like to see. I did get to see ARGO last night, and let me tell you, it was amazing. It was so suspenseful, that even though I knew the ending going in, I felt like I was about to have a heart attack through half the movie. I was even holding my breath with the characters on screen. Every element of this movie worked seamlessly with the others, and in my opinion, it was perfect.
I have been told that the best costume design is the one you don't notice, because it supports the story without drawing attention to itself. But if you don't notice it, how can it be the best you might ask? In the case of ARGO, it is based on a true story, and all we have to do is see pictures of the real people and compare them to pictures from the film, (which ARGO does for us during the closing credits BTW.) Let me tell you, my mind was blown. If this movie doesn't get nominated for just about everything, but especially costume and makeup design, it will prove there is something wrong with the academy.