Alexander Payne Editor's Picks

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of…

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or Tracy Flick’s ambitions of being class President. So it’s something of a crushing disappointment to…
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Alexander Payne Movie News

  • 61st BFI London Film Festival announces its full line-up

    Today in London, the BFI announced their full line-up for the upcoming 61st London Film Festival, which takes place this October. Hundreds of films are set to appear as part of the festival this year and we have picked out a few choice ones for…

    Today in London, the BFI announced their full line-up for the upcoming 61st London Film Festival, which takes place this October. Hundreds of films are set to appear as part of the festival this year and we have picked out a few choice ones for you, as well as the full list of those in competitions.

    Already announced as opening and closing the festival are Andy Serkis’ Breathe and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with Battle of the Sexes appearing as the…
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  • Kristen Wiig replaces Reese Witherspoon in Downsizing

    Downsizing was set to star Reese Witherspoon in the leading lady role but she has been forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. However all is not lost as THR reports that she will be replaced by Kristen Wiig.

    Alexander Payne wrote…

    Downsizing was set to star Reese Witherspoon in the leading lady role but she has been forced to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. However all is not lost as THR reports that she will be replaced by Kristen Wiig.

    Alexander Payne wrote the script and will direct the film. The story follows Matt Damon, low on money, deciding that life would be a lot cheaper and easier if he undergoes a procedure to shrink himself. Travelling through life as a tiny person, he meets Wiig’s character…
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  • Matt Damon will star for Alexander Payne in Downsizing

    In recent years, Alexander Payne has proven himself a true prestige filmmaker; over the last decade, he’s given us SidewaysThe Descendants, and most recently Nebraska, all modern classic dramas that look at life in profound, humane ways. His…

    In recent years, Alexander Payne has proven himself a true prestige filmmaker; over the last decade, he’s given us SidewaysThe Descendants, and most recently Nebraska, all modern classic dramas that look at life in profound, humane ways. His newest project, Downsizing, takes a more science-fiction slant, and Matt Damon has just signed on to star. Damon will play a man who realises that life has gotten too hectic, and opts to get himself and his wife shrunk down to make it all more…
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Alexander Payne Movie Reviews

  • Downsizing Review (61st BFI London Film Festival)

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of…

    Alexander Payne is one of cinema’s most brilliant and consistent directors to come into the fold in the last two decades with films that have not only balanced heart and humour to wonderful effects but bring us some of the most eclectic group of characters. Whether it was Miles & Jack as they made their way through the luscious vineyards of California, Warren Schmidt and his travelling RV or Tracy Flick’s ambitions of being class President. So it’s something of a crushing disappointment to…
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  • Nebraska Review

    “arguably the filmmaker’s most accomplished production yet. And considering this is the same man who brought us Sideways, that’s quite an achievement”…

    “arguably the filmmaker’s most accomplished production yet. And considering this is the same man who brought us Sideways, that’s quite an achievement”…
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Alexander Payne Movie Trailers

  • Downsizing Trailer

    A man and his wife join a community of miniaturized people after undergoing a process to shrink themselves.

    A man and his wife join a community of miniaturized people after undergoing a process to shrink themselves.
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  • Downsizing Teaser Trailer

    A man and his wife join a community of miniaturized people after undergoing a process to shrink themselves.

    A man and his wife join a community of miniaturized people after undergoing a process to shrink themselves.
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