Yearly Archives: 2018

Special screenings at Scala

Starring Matt Demon and directed by Alexander Payne, the film “Downsizing” is centred on Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig), who decide to abandon their old lives and shrink themselves to five inches by using a technology created by Norwegian scientists in an effort to combat ...
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FILM REVIEWS Sachin chatte

Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendents) keeps you captivated for a large part of the film and explores ideas but it progressively gets indulgent and even preachy at times. At the beginning, we are told about this great invention where humans can be shrunk and have a normal ...
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Films for the first Quarter

Imported by Liberty Cinemas Ltd, the collection include sci-fi comedy dramas, historical war dramas, erotic romance stories, science fiction and tales on Bibilical characters. 'Downsizing' directed by Alexander Payne stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig in the main cast.
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Dundee Theater reopens as part of Film Streams

One such event that was hosted at the Dundee Theater was the premiere of “Downsizing,” a movie directed by Omaha native Alexander Payne. The movie's plot is about an Omaha man faced with new technology promising him an easier life. The “Downsizing” premiere hosted Payne, actress Hong ...
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‘Downsizing’ Review: Brilliant Premise But a Bland Journey

Alexander Payne's new film Downsizing evokes the spirit of Jonathan Swift, but leaves you exhausted instead of an elated face. Quite a rare feat for the gifted American filmmaker who gave life to many ordinary Americans with wit and irony. But his new film, unlike his previous works, puts too many ideas ...
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Christoph Waltz: slightly sinister, supremely talented

Now, he's the best thing in Alexander Payne's defiantly strange Downsizing. Once again, he's precise, odd and just a little bit untrustworthy. We're looking through the window at the closing days of a Soho summer. “There is one thing I do miss in LA. I love autumn,” he says. “It's a misconception that you ...
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The long and short of it

As the spectre of global warming and an eventual apocalypse looms over humanity, some are scrambling to find solutions. In Alexander Payne's latest sci-fi drama comedy Downsizing , one answer is an irreversible medical procedure that shrinks the human body to mere inches. Not only does it infinitely ...
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On Screens: Oscars just like Christmas: Start with a turkey!

No not Matt Damon's penis in Downsizing (Jan 18; 63), that's even smaller after he makes the decision to reduce his height to just five inches in this scifi from the king of dramedy, Alexander Payne (Sideways). But unfortunately the joke that your money goes a lot further when you can live in a Barbie ...
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Downsizing review: The long and short of it

As the spectre of global warming and an eventual apocalypse looms over humanity, some are scrambling to find solutions. In Alexander Payne's latest sci-fi drama comedy Downsizing, one answer is an irreversible medical procedure that shrinks the human body to mere inches. Not only does it infinitely ...
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‘Downsizing’: Clever title and premise, but my interest continued to size downward

“Downsizing” is directed by Alexander Payne and the script is co-wrote with Payne and Jim Taylor. In the last decade Payne has done two outstanding films, each worthy of a Best Picture Oscar nomination: “The Descendants” and “Nebraska.” Either of these films will be a better rental night than seeing ...
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