With George Clooney‘s The Ides of March kicking off the Venice Film Festival tonight, Sony Pictures have released the first two clips and they both heavily feature Ryan Gosling. The first sees him teach his co-star George Clooney a little about political strategy and the second is an excellent meet-cute with Evan Rachel Wood. We’ll have to wait and see the full thing but it looks like a well-acted piece of work that might be too unsubstantial for big awards play. Based on Beau Willimon‘s play Farragut North, the film also stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti and Marisa Tomei. Check out the clips below via Apple/Yahoo and the trailer here.
The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency.
The Ides of March hits theaters October 7th, 2011 and will also play at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week associate editor Nick Newman, writerDanny King, and I go over the films of polarizing auteur, Zack Snyder. Then we talk about his newest film, the Superman reboot Man of Steel. Finally, we take a look at the films/TV shows coming to theaters and DVD [...]
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