Tag Archives: Politics

749 – The Campaign (**1/2)

The Campaign is an uneven slapstick comedy about two polar-opposite candidates in a North Carolina district. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as Cam Brady and Marty Huggins, respectively, one vying for an uncontested fifth term and the other a … Continue reading

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698 – Zero Dark Thirty (***)

Zero Dark Thirty will appeal to fans of action movies, and the fact that it is based on true events should complement that appeal. It’s an odd-duck movie in that the ending is never in doubt; only the path to … Continue reading

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693 – Argo (****)

A CIA operative enters Iran during the 1979-80 hostage crisis with the intention of bringing out six Americans who managed to escape the American embassy and are hiding in the Canadian embassy. He plans to do this by giving each … Continue reading

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618 – Fair Game (***)

I like political thrillers. I like them a lot. But there’s a big difference between seeing a movie that depicts events through which you lived and one that’s basically history to you. All the President’s Men, for example, was a … Continue reading

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608 – The Ides of March (***)

The Ides of March isn’t a story just about the back-alley dealings of those seeking to gain power; it’s a morality tale of how much one must wrestle between doing things because he feels they are the right thing to … Continue reading

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