Telluride: Argo; No; Hyde Park on Hudson; The Gatekeepers

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Joe Morgenstern's back, with highlights from the 2012 Telluride Film Festival.

Argo is a terrific Hollywood thriller, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. The action takes place during the Iranian hostage crisis that began in the fall of 1979...


Gael Garcia Bernal stars in No, Pablo Larrain's sensational fact-based political drama from Chile, as a callow ad exec who's determined to drive Pinochet from office. (Sony Pictures will distribute. English-language site to appear shortly.)


Bill Murray is the buoyant FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson. Laura Linney is one of the women who loves him.


Perhaps most powerful is The Gatekeepers, a feature-length documentary that turns on extended interviews with six former directors of the Shin Bet, Israel's secretive internal security service. (Trailer not yet available.)

Banner image: Laura Linney (L) stars as Daisy and Bill Murray (R) as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. Photo by Nicola Dove