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  1. Where Ita s At: The increasing number of premieres points to the arrival of Carmel Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

    ... starting to build a buzz. We have 'Crash Pad,' with Alexander Payne as the executive director. He produced 'The Descendants' and 'Sideways,' and all those great films ('About Schmidt,' 'Downsizing,' etc.) Then we have 'Coup d'Etat' starring Michael ...

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  2. Matt Damon sci-fi comedy 'Downsizing' is a small wonder - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 16 | CNet News

    ... and directed by Alexander Payne , the man behind such heartfelt, low-key treats as " Sideways " and " The Descendants ". It begins with an exciting breakthrough in technology as scientists discover a way to shrink people down to 5-inches tall, which ...

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  3. Alexander Payne: Weinstein is a 'thug' and was 'asking for' his downfallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 13 | Hampshire Chronicle

    The director, who is responsible for cult hits including Election starring Reese Witherspoon, The Descendants with George Clooney and Sideways starring Paul Giamatti, described the string of allegations of sexual harassment and assault as "a big old drag-ola". Arriving at the premiere of his latest film Downsizing, which was unveiled at the BFI London Film Festival, Payne told the Press Association: "It's as disgusting to me as it is , it's a big old drag-ola.

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  4. George Clooney To Receive 46th AFI Life Achievement AwardRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 11 | Newkerala.com

    ... (2005), and went on to earn Best Actor nominations for MICHAEL CLAYTON (2007), UP IN THE AIR (2009) and THE DESCENDANTS (2011) - all films grounded by his signature charm, and his universal relatability. Clooney is as accomplished a filmmaker as he ...

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  5. AFI to honor George Clooney with Life Achievement AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | UPI

    ... d Roseanne , the Ocean's 11 trilogy and films O, Brother, Where Art Thou ? Michael Clayton , Up in the Air , The Descendants , Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck .

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  6. George Clooney To Receive 46th AFI Life Achievement AwardRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 5 | BroadcastNewsroom

    ... Actor for SYRIANA (2005), and went on to earn Best Actor nominations for (2007), UP IN THE AIR (2009) and THE DESCENDANTS (2011) ? all films grounded by his signature charm, and his universal relatability. Clooney is as accomplished a filmmaker as ...

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  7. George Clooney To Receive AFI Life Achievement AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Deadline

    ... his Oscar winning turn in Syriana, and Best Actor nominations for Michael Clayton, Up In The Air, and The Descendants. Other films include the Oceans trilogy, Three Kings, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Out Of Sight, Gravity , Burn After Reading, ...

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  8. George Clooney to Get AFI Life Achievement AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... since earned an Oscar for his role in Syriana as well as nominations for Michael Clayton, Up in the Air and The Descendants . He won his second Oscar for producing Argo, and also starred in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy and Gravity , among other films. ...

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  9. Oscar Bait at the Mill Valley Film FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | KQED

    ... the Real Girl ), and Downsizing, a surreal take on modern problems directed by Alexander Payne ( Nebraska , The Descendants ). Oh, and there are tributes to Haynes, Marin resident Sean Penn, and (all bow in respect) Holly Hunter. The festival runs ...

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  10. Paramount Releases a New Tease for Downsizing Starring Matt DamonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 26 | ComingSoon.net

    ... , Saturday Night Live ). Downsizing was directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne ( Nebraska , The Descendants , Sideways ) from a screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor. Downsizing arrives in theaters on December 22, 2017. What do you guys ...

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  11. It's a Wrap: 2017 Toronto Film Festival produces some real winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | Genesee Country Express

    ... waste. A provocative and offbeat movie from director Alexander Payne (“Sideways,” “The Descendants”). “I, Tonya” - OK, let me get this thought out of the way: This was my fave of the fest. Remember champion ...

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  12. Copernicus saw Alexander Payne's DOWNSIZING at TIFFRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2017 | Ain't It Cool News

    ... live in Santa Barbara - SIDEWAYS was filmed in our wine country. But who doesn't love ELECTION and NEBRASKA? THE DESCENDANTS and ABOUT SCHMIDT aren't perfect, but they certainly have their fair share of greatness. So I was excited about Payne's ...

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  13. 'Downsizing' Review: Matt Damon Shrinks Himself in Alexander Payne's Sci-fi Satire [TIFF]Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | /film

    ... he tries on something a little different: sincerity. That sensibility reared its head periodically in The Descendants and Nebraska , but it never reaches the default level the way it does in Downsizing . His latest script with frequent writing ...

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  14. Photo Coverage: Matt Damon & More Attend DOWNSIZING Press Call at TIFFRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... new film marks, on first glance, a shift from character portraits such as Sideways, About Schmidt, and The Descendants, all set firmly in our present reality. But Payne's movies have also always been social portraits, with much to say about how we ...

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  15. Alexander Payne stretches himself with 'Downsizing,' but the execution proves punyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... to see Payne stretching himself. He's still working in the barbed humanist vein of films like "Sideways," "The Descendants" and "Nebraska," but this time with an out-there twist that raises far broader implications beyond Paul's quality of life. ...

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  16. Time for Telluride: 6 all-star films this weekend in Portsmouth Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... Payne's poignant, funny film "Nebraska" was a huge hit at TBTS in 2014. Now this popular writer/director (The Descendants, Sideways) is back with a disarming romantic comedy and science fiction satire about “going small” that's already ...

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  17. Trailer for Downsizing is weird, smart, and totally unexpectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Ars Technica

    ... a welcome respite from the usual. Payne has won Oscars twice for his screenplays-first for Sideways and then The Descendants -and Downsizing will be his first foray into science fiction. His movies have always been oddball stories tinged with a bit ...

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  18. Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig get small in first 'Downsizing' trailerRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | Digital Trends

    ... in-demand filmmaker ended up working on a pair of heavily Oscar-nominated projects in the meantime: 2011's The Descendants (which won Payne his second Academy Award ) and 2013's Nebraska (which earned him an Academy Award nomination ). It wasn't ...

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  19. Full Trailer for Alexander Payne's Human Shrinking Film 'Downsizing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Firstshowing.net

    ... American filmmaker Alexander Payne , of the films Citizen Ruth , Election , About Schmidt , Sideways , The Descendants , and Nebraska previously. The screenplay is written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. This is premiering at the Venice and ...

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  20. Watch: Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig Get Small in the Trailer for Critically Acclaimed DownsizingRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... Best Director three times, and has won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay twice, for Sideways (2004) and The Descendants (2011). Damon won an Academy Award at the 1998 ceremony for writing the screenplay of Good Will Hunting , along with Ben ...

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