Films directed by Alexander Payne

The Holdovers review – the most scintillating festive movie in years

By Lillian Crawford

A curmudgeonly teacher, a grieving cook and a petulant young student find themselves thrown together for the holidays in Alexander Payne's excellent Christmassy dramedy.

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By Trevor Johnston

Matt Damon gets miniature in writer/director Alexander Payne’s daffy sci-fi parable.



By David Jenkins

A bittersweet road movie about the joy and sadness of ageing directed by the great Alexander Payne.


The Descendants

By Adam Woodward

A confident return to the feature filmmaking fold from Alexander Payne featuring a champagne turn from George Clooney.

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