Oddly enough, I do like a good political thriller. I do, less oddly enough, reeeeeallly like George Clooney. I don’t like Ryan Gosling. I did like The Ides of March. It walks the line of falling into cliche and bad decisions, but ends up going the much more interesting route. To be fair, Ryan Gosling’s character tries to do the cliche (and stupid) thing, but circumstances, and a very clever Paul Giamatti, don’t allow him to. I don’t want to give things away, but basically mistakes are made and loyalties are questioned and morals are weighed against the greater good and to see the campaign game at work is all very interesting.