The Ides of March

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You may have noticed that my Netflix queue tends to get a little theme-y. Often I’ll get intrigued by an actor and just throw all their movies on the list in a row. You’ll be unsurprised that I’ve been doing a study in Gosling.

The Ides of March pairs him with George Clooney and they make a good pair. The rest of the cast (Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, to name but a few) is nothing to sneeze at, either. It’s a movie written in part and directed in whole by Clooney and I’m partial to the work he chooses. They’re usually carefully drawn moments in time with strong characters. He lets his audience make their own decisions but he’s not obtuse. This movie was no exception. It’s not going to blow you out of your seat and steal your popcorn but it’ll give you some things to chew on and I think you’ll be glad to you spent the time.

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One Response to “The Ides of March”

  1. Misti Ridiculous Says:

    This one, for me, was…..marginal. It was pretty. There were some great bits. But on the whole…meh. Still. A day at the movies looking at these actors is a pretty decent stage of meh. I’ll take it.

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