Alexander Payne Films Ranked

Alexander Payne Films Ranked

All 8 feature films from acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne ranked, from ‘Citizen Ruth’ to ‘The Holdovers’ via ‘Election’, ‘About Schmidt’ and ‘Nebraska’. Article by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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The Transformative Impact of Teachers on the Protagonists of 21st Century Coming-Of-Age Films

The Transformative Impact of Teachers on the Protagonists of 21st Century Coming-Of-Age Films

Mr Hunnam’s impact on his student Angus Tully in ‘The Holdovers’ is just one of a number of examples of teachers acting as key guiding figures in coming-of-age film. Essay by Cat Searcey.

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The Holdovers (2023) Review

The Holdovers (2023) Review

Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa anchor Alexander Payne’s human drama ‘The Holdovers’, a multi-time Oscar nominee in 2024. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Feature Film Spider-Man Villains Ranked

Feature Film Spider-Man Villains Ranked

The villains of the feature film ‘Spider-Man’ universe, from Green Goblin in ‘Spider-Man’ (2002) to the villain of ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ (2023), ranked worst to best. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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‘The Truman Show’ at 25 – Review

‘The Truman Show’ at 25 – Review

After 25 years, Peter Weir’s ‘The Truman Show’ starring Jim Carrey is a meticulously crafted, stylistically subversive, titanic cultural influence. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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‘Planet of the Apes’ at 20 – Review

‘Planet of the Apes’ at 20 – Review

Studio interference and a rushed production marred Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes’, which at 20 still lacks the inspiration of the original. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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The Illusionist (2006) Review

The Illusionist (2006) Review

‘The Illusionist’ (2006) starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel has been reviewed by Francesca Militello here.

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