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

Rating:  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...