This week’s movie, The Ides of March, is a political thriller along the lines of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky saga.
George Clooney directs the film and plays Democratic presidential candidate Mike Morris, while Ryan Gosling has the spotlight as media strategist Stephen Myers.
Also contributing to the strong acting are Philip Seymour Hoffman as Morris’ campaign manager, Paul Giamatti as the opposition’s campaign manager, Marisa Tomei as a New York Times reporter and Evan Rachel Wood as the intern with a secret.
The flick-o-meter gives The Ides of March a solid four out of five. The film has nothing new to say about American electoral politics but is enjoyable.
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Dinner: The Olive Tree Restaurant
The Ides of March refers to March 15 on the Roman calendar. Rome is the capital of Italy, and when you think of the Romans, you may also think of the Greeks. The Olive Tree Restaurant in Hiram features both Italian and Greek dishes and is open for lunch and dinner.
Showtimes: Movies 278