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Tom's Recommended Film of the Week

If you stopped by my Blog last Friday looking for my weekly film recommendation and were disappointed to find none, I apologize. Travel in Costa Rica kept me way too busy for movie viewing, but this week I'm back at it with a nice cross-border selection in Syriana. This film came out in 2005 and won GeorgeClooney an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The rest of the cast could easily have been honored as well, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, William Hurt, Chris Cooper and all the rest of the cast were outstanding. The story is complicated and deserves to be followed closely in order to be fully enjoyed and understood. It's a winding account of the paths of several individuals, two oil companies, a few Royals, many governments and some cloistered agencies and political groups. Something for everyone!