dendy direct: The Ides of March

Dendy Direct: The Ides of March

I liked the idea of having my movie rental money go through Dendy direct instead of to Apple’s coffers, so I’ve tried this out now a couple of times. It’s a fairly smooth process, although you have to log in via both a web browser and an app, so it’s a bit fiddly.

The movie itself is beautifully shot and lit, the Hoffman performance (the reason I rented the movie) is good, Clooney and Gosling are also solid, and Paul Giamatti is watchable. But overall, it’s a longish short film stretched out to feature length. There’s plenty of atmosphere, but it doesn’t seem to tell much of a story beyond a simple morality tale.

Watchable, but not destined for re-watching, I suspect.