director: Alexander Payne

Downsizing

Downsizing imagines (and rightly so) how our world is completely strapped. Whether it be financial burdens, relationship anxieties, or environmental devastation, we are under pressure and undeniably stressed out. The titular phrase has to do with cutting corners, not by the elimination of employees [...]

Sideways

April 5, 2005
I can’t think of many movies in which Paul Giamatti has been the main character, but after viewing “Sideways”, my recommendation to Hollywood is to change that trend. His character, Miles Faymond, is very well developed; and easy to relate to. Giamatti was the perfect actor to play the [...]

About Schmidt – Edited

August 14, 2003

Dove Approved for All Ages

This is an adult drama-comedy. All of the objectionable elements noted above have been totally nuked out of this family-friendly version. I found Warren Schmidt's character a sad commentary on the Great American Dream: work hard, get a nice house, have a family, retire. Warren worked very hard, [...]

About Schmidt

Roberta shocks Warren with her steady stream of obscenities and profanities, her talk of an energetic sex drive and her seductive ways. The film offers inspiration to make a difference in someone’s life, but it drags and earns a negative rating because of its profanity, obscenities and [...]

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