The Ides of March: Guess what – Campaigns are dirty as politics are

The Ides of March - 2011 Directed by George Clooney Starring Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Jennifer Ehle Written by  Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willmon, based on Farragut North by Beau Willmon Back in the late 80's, in the Washington primary for the Republicans, a … Continue reading The Ides of March: Guess what – Campaigns are dirty as politics are

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Barney’s Version has good acting, deplorable characters

Barney's Version - 2011 Directed by Richard J. Lewis Starring Paul Giamatti, Scott Speedman, Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike, Rachelle Lafevre, Anna Hopkins, Jake Hoffman, Bruce Greenwood, Saul Rubinek, Dustin Hoffman Written by Michael Konvyes based on the novel by Mordechai Richler The book Barney's Version has an interesting premise.  Written as if it were an … Continue reading Barney’s Version has good acting, deplorable characters

Win Win shows the epic heart of Giamatti

Win Win - 2011 Written and Directed by Thomas McCarthy Starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Bobby Cannavale, Burt Young, Alex Shaffer, Melanie Lynskey, Margo Martindale, David W. Thompson Win Win is a movie so effortlessly amazing that it makes you happy to be alive just long enough to have viewed it.  Each performance … Continue reading Win Win shows the epic heart of Giamatti