Monday, 2 January 2012

The Ides of March....

....I should really watch as many films as possible, before the Oscars. So I am. The Ides of March is a political drama, written and directed by George Clooney, whom I thoroughly enjoy watching and who's talent seemingly knows no bounds.


With him in this film is current flavour of the month Ryan Gosling, who plays Stephen Meyers, a brilliantly talented aide to Clooney's Governer Morris.

 

The film, (and indeed the Shakespeare-related title referencing the day conspirators were to overturn Ceaser), covers the mirky, dirty ground that's walked on the campaign trail for Presidency.
 

The picture is well thought in cast and direction - beautifully lit in particular, whilst Gosling is very much the focus throughout and pulls it off with aplomb. It's a film that should be seen for great performances, but also to plant (yet another) seed of mistrust in your mind when it comes to politics.

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