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DOWNSIZING | FILM REVIEW

DOWNSIZING | FILM REVIEW

DOWNSIZING | FILM REVIEW *** Dir: Alexander Payne Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Kristen Wiig (15, 2hrs 15 mins) Getting small has never had such a giant impact. Writer/director Alexander Payne goes very high concept after a series of excellent dramas in About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska, Election and The Descendants, with this fable about America […]

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DOWNSIZING | FILM PREVIEW

DOWNSIZING | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Alexander Payne (15 135 mins) Getting small has never had such a giant impact. Writer/director Alexander Payne goes very high-concept after a series of excellent dramas – Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska – with this fable about America and masculinity in microcosm. We follow put-upon occupational therapist Paul (Matt Damon), trapped […]

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SUBURBICON | FILM PREVIEW

SUBURBICON | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: George Clooney (15, 104 mins ) George Clooney gets a chance to direct an old Coen brothers script with this darkly comic 1950s-set thriller with a fantastic central turn from Matt Damon. He’s a resident of Suburbicon, a supposedly cookie-cutter model of American integration but with its own dark secrets and desperation. The […]

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THE GREAT WALL | FILM PREVIEW

THE GREAT WALL | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Zhang Yimou (12A, 106 mins) The Great Wall of China, an iconic structure commonly believed to be visible from space, and in this ludicrous but enjoyable fantasy from Hero director, Zhang Yimou, it was built to keep monsters out. The most expensive movie ever made in China, The Great Wall follows mercenaries Matt Damon and […]

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FILM IN 2014 | FILM PREVIEWS

FILM IN 2014 | FILM PREVIEWS   As we start a new year in the world of the silver screen Buzz’s very own film buff Kerion Self looks at what 2014 has to offer.   And so, as the dust settles on 2013, the awards season looms, and thoughts turn to the next big thing. […]