Ides of March - Oscar® Nominee!
Editor's NoteAn ambitious press secretary works overtime to land his candidate in office, but quickly becomes a victim of back-room politics in director George Clooney's adaptation of the play by Beau Willimon. Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti star in a film written by Clooney in collaboration with Grant Heslov.
The Ides of March - DVD Review
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Published on: 1/17/2012 5:02 AM
|Scandal in politics is nothing new. It's been a part of the process since favors could be fostered with the drop of a dollar. So when a movie like The Ides of March hints that it will offer up yet another look at a controversial candidate beset by the dire decisions of a bunch of power hungry yes men, the stakes are raised substantially. After all, there's everything from All the President's Men to Primary Colors to contend with, and with the 24 hour news cycle seemingly breaking a new outrage nightly (if not hourly), expectations within such a storyline are very high indeed. That's what makes The Ides of March all the more disconcerting. While well acted and expertly directed, it doesn't tell us anything we don't already know or suspect....read the full review|