Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Ides of March
George Clooney directed this and he plays the presidential hopeful, a man who is both idealized and Machiavellian. Clooney has a lot of restraint as a director, avoiding big speechy moments, and simple answers. Even the running time is short. In some way it reminded me of a studio film from the 1930s or 1940s, a tight little thriller without huge ambitions.