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Paul Giamatti to Star in Alexander Payne’s Comedic Drama ‘The Holdovers’

Paul Giamatti has been cast in director Alexander Payne’s upcoming movie “The Holdovers.”The project reunites Giamatti and Payne, who teamed on the Oscar-winning 2004 comedic drama “Sideways,” which follows two men in their 40s who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara wine country.“The Holdovers” is also being billed as a comedic drama, in […]

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‘The Descendants’ Director Alexander Payne Puts a ‘Babette’s Feast’ Remake on the Menu

Filmmaker Alexander Payne has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. His most recent movie, 2017’s Downsizing, made just $55 million worldwide on a reported $68 million budget, and though it seemed like he was lining up a new Netflix project earlier this year, that was abruptly cancelled in October due to a rights […]

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‘The Truth’: Catherine Deneuve & Ethan Hawke Drama Will Opening The 2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice Film Festival isn’t quite ready to reveal it’s highly anticipated 2019 slate to the world, but it did announce its opening night film this morning. In a slight surprise, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Truth”, a film without Hollywood connections, will kick off the festivities. Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Chazelle’s “La […]

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Damien Chazelle’s True Astronaut Epic ‘First Man’ Is Venice Film Festival Opener

While Damien Chazelle anxiously labors away in the editing room on his final cut of Universal’s space epic “First Man,” he will now have to finish it in time for the opening of the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival (August 29 – September 8). Chazelle’s “La La Land” also opened Venice in 2016 en […]

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Oscars: A Season of #MeToo, Guns, Oprah Winfrey and, Oh Yeah, Awards

Decades from now, film lovers will remember 2017 as the year of “Stronger,” Jake Gyllenhaal, Hong Chau in “Downsizing,” Chadwick Boseman in “Marshall,” and great work by Luca Guadagnino, James Mangold, Alexander Payne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Giacchino. These are just a few of the names who serve as a […]

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