George Clooney is back in the director’s chair for this edgy political drama set in the days leading up to a fictional presidential primary. Clooney also stars as a Democratic candidate who schools his idealistic campaign press secretary in the dubious machinations of modern politics. —TIFF
George Clooney embodies one of Hollywood’s most formidable renaissance men. As a remarkably intelligent and capable actor, and a director of surprising skill and intuition, Clooney has almost completely exempted himself from criticism. In light of these qualities, the thespian’s formidable charm and devastating physical appeal seem, astonishingly, to be almost incidental.
As the son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney and the nephew of chanteuse Rosemary Clooney, George Clooney entered the world with show business coursing through his veins. Born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, the future E.R. headliner appeared at the tender age of five on his father’s Cincinnati talk program, The Nick Clooney Show. This spot represented an anomaly, however, and George remained off-camera until his post-adolescent years. In lieu of acting, Clooney acquired and honed a sharp interest in sports – particularly baseball – and sought a career as a major leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds. When… read more
Clooney’s fourth feature as a director serves just fine as a festival opener but otherwise breaks no new ground.
After the feast of design from the 1920s and 30s over the past two weeks I thought it was time to return to the present and look at a few of
Title: The Ides of March
Director: George Clooney
Mais où est passé le film politique américain ? Cette gaudriole se vautre dans le n’importe quoi, le moralisme et le mélo a deux balles. Quant à la question politique, elle verse dans le pire populisme… read review
Enfim, um título nacional representativo do teor do filme que está a vender, ainda que perca a aura profética do shakespeariano Os Idos de Março. Se porventura os responsáveis pela nomenclatura tivessem… read review
A powerful and incredibly well crafted political drama about how to remain human in a world of power and deceit. Clooney might be one of our best hopes for quality film making in the tradition of American… read review