Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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Don't Be Wary of "The Ides of March"

Review Summary: Les and Ann loved the performances and casting, but they thought it lacked energy and needed a stronger script. However, they still recommend it for a family movie night!

Plot: An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics. Runtime 101 minutes.

Director: George Clooney

Writer: George Clooney

Starring: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Philip Seymour Hoffman

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