Argo deserved the Best Picture Oscar, but perhaps not for all the obvious reasons. I personally found in Ben Affleck's film another reminder that when we don't pay close attention to our history, we tend to repeat the same terrible mistakes, over and over again.
Is a war over the day the president proclaims it's over, or when the very last man comes home? Those were the contrasting principles I found myself silently debating while I watched Beth Murphy's latest film The List at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Silhouetted by a searing light, actress Kim Schultz transforms. With arms pleading, head vaguely lifted, she recites, "There is no place for us in Iraq now -- no place called home."