DVD/Blu-ray Releases — 1/17/2012

New options for your home viewing this week:

The Ides of March tells the ageless story of a man who gains everything but loses his soul in the process.  The question of whether or not the man had much of a soul to being with is another matter entirely.  He is Stephen Myers, the assistant press secretary to an overtly liberal governor (George Clooney) running for President.  The story of a rough Democratic primary will seem familiar to anyone with even a vague recollection of our previous presidential election, but what really sinks the movie–after it does a fine job exploring a campaign in the world of 24-hour news cycles and blogs–is its ultimate reliance on conspiratorial machinations to make a trite point.  My review is here.  Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

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About Mark Dujsik

Film critic since 2001. Writer/editor/publisher of Mark Reviews Movies, and contributor for RogerEbert.com and Magill's Cinema Annual. Member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and the Online Film Critics Society.
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