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“Downsizing doesn’t work as a movie, despite having its heart in the right place. Its satire falls flat.” The post Fantastic Fest 2017: Downsizing Review appeared first on

You’re not going to be able to turn around over the next few months without running into Matt Damon. The actor leads both George Clooney‘s noirish romp “Suburbicon,” and Alexander Payne‘s ambitious “Downsizing.” And if you think the actor is returning to punching in the throat as Jason Bourne, guess again, though he is going for the groin…. Continue reading Matt Damon Is A ‘Charlatan’ at The Playlist.

There are so many exciting, long-awaited festival films about to hit theaters for us normal, non-festival-going film folk (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “The Square,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” to name but a few that I’ve personally been shivering with anticipation over), but none promise so much sheer originality as Alexander Payne‘s “Downsizing.” Here’s the synopsis: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Continue reading ‘Downsizing’ Trailer: A Big World Is Waiting at The Playlist.

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It’s possible that the Coen Brothers are both the best and the worst thing to have happened to George Clooney‘s Hollywood career. The narcissistic idiots he has played for them on more than one occasion added a comedically self-aware string to his acting bow and gave him some of his most memorable characters, vainglorious buffoons he clearly relished playing because when you suffer through life as George Clooney it’s got to be refreshing to have your absurdly handsome leading-man status not taken seriously. Continue reading ‘Suburbicon’ Finds George Clooney Doing Coen Brothers Karaoke [Venice Review] at The Playlist.