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Laetitia Casta Channels Brigitte Bardot in Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Nov 30, 2011

Hamish Linklater on Bonding with Miranda July, Visiting a Psychic, and Rihanna
Nov 30, 2011

Evan Glodell on Bellflower, Breakups, and the Apocalypse
Nov 30, 2011
Coffee, Eggs, and Pie: New York Diner Dash Part One
Nov 30, 2011
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Serge Gainsbourg Biopic Director, Joann Sfar on Capturing a Legend
Nov 30, 2011

Director Francois Ozon on Reuniting Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu
Nov 30, 2011

Filmmaker Xavier Dolan Doesn’t Mind Sounding Pretentious
Nov 30, 2011

Artist David Shrigley on His Wonderfully Strange Fine-Art Cartoons
Nov 30, 2011

Asa Butterfield on Hugo, Bonding with Chloe Moretz, and His Dream Role
Nov 30, 2011

With His New Album, M83 Proves Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Nov 30, 2011

The Original Maker of Tiny Furniture, Artist Laurie Simmons Takes on a Life-Size Subject: Sex Dolls
Nov 30, 2011
If there’s one clear message in George Clooney’s The Ides of March, it’s this: You can lie, you can cheat, hell, you can be a terrible person—just don’t sleep with the intern. Adapted from Beau Willimon’s Broadway play Farragut North, the political thriller tells the story of Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), the ambitious right-hand man of Governor Michael Morris (Clooney), as he tries to get Morris into the White House. Molly Stearns (Evan Rachel Wood), an intern wise beyond her years, manages to be the hairline crack in the glass that eventually shatters, ruining Morris’ shot at victory.
 It’s a tale of hubris set in a world where integrity and loyalty should be everything but mean nothing against the forces of money and power. Reminiscent of such ’70s thrillers as The Parallax View, the film paints a dark portrait of contemporary politics with help from its outstanding supporting cast, which includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Gamatti, and Marisa Tomei. Scene after scene, the revelations fall like so many punches to the gut. With a directorial resume that includes critical successes like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck, Clooney might just have a career to fall back on in case the sexiest man alive thing doesn’t work out. 

BlackBook’s October Film Reviews
Nov 30, 2011 / 1 note

If there’s one clear message in George Clooney’s The Ides of March, it’s this: You can lie, you can cheat, hell, you can be a terrible person—just don’t sleep with the intern. Adapted from Beau Willimon’s Broadway play Farragut North, the political thriller tells the story of Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), the ambitious right-hand man of Governor Michael Morris (Clooney), as he tries to get Morris into the White House. Molly Stearns (Evan Rachel Wood), an intern wise beyond her years, manages to be the hairline crack in the glass that eventually shatters, ruining Morris’ shot at victory.

It’s a tale of hubris set in a world where integrity and loyalty should be everything but mean nothing against the forces of money and power. Reminiscent of such ’70s thrillers as The Parallax View, the film paints a dark portrait of contemporary politics with help from its outstanding supporting cast, which includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Gamatti, and Marisa Tomei. Scene after scene, the revelations fall like so many punches to the gut. With a directorial resume that includes critical successes like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck, Clooney might just have a career to fall back on in case the sexiest man alive thing doesn’t work out.

BlackBook’s October Film Reviews


Aaron Paul Cranks It Up in Season Four of Breaking Bad
Nov 30, 2011 / 10 notes

Ed Norton on Trailing the Obama Campaign
Nov 30, 2011

Christian Bale’s Inspiration for American Psycho: Tom Cruise
Nov 30, 2011 / 1 note