Alexander Payne

Downsizing

Downsizing

There was a time when I thought Alexander Payne was a genius. It seems that was mostly based on my initial reaction to Election, which was revelatory when I fir...
The Descendants

The Descendants

Rating:  You'd think watching the trailers for this one that it was a slapstick comedy. After all, you have that clip of George Clooney running awkwa...
Sideways

Sideways

Rating:  I can't even tell you how many movies have been ruined for me by that insidious devil, hype. That and seeing way too many clips and getting ar...
Election

Election

This film starts out so innocently. You sit there for the first few minutes of the film thinking you are going to see another innocuous high school film with some pleasing...