Monday, October 17, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews: The Ides of March

A political thriller for today's jaded public.  Director/actor George Clooney said he made his presidential candidate - a charismatic yet flawed candidate - a Democrat because he did not want to seem like he was just playing typical politics.  The film - typical politics or not - is a bit on the pedestrian side, but the acting, from Gosling to Hoffman to Giamatti to Tomei to Clooney himself, is quite, as they are prone to say, spectacular.  I am sure there are a few Oscar nods in the film's somewhat near future too (besides acting, there is also probably one in store for composer Alexandre Desplat as well), but that is another tale for another day.  Whatever the case for Oscars may be - or for politics for that matter - my review of The Ides of March is up and running over at The Cinematheque.

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