Water Cooler Discussion: T-Rex, Downsizing, WWDC, Westworld, Incredibles, Staircase, Brady Bunch & More

On the June 4, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what they’ve been watching and what they’ve been up to since last week. You can subscribe to /Film Daily […]

Win a ‘Downsizing’ Prize Pack, Including a 4K Blu-ray

Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing hits Blu-ray this week. In honor of the release, we have a prize pack for those of you who enjoy free things. See the details for the Downsizing contest below. If you’d like to get your hands on a Downsizing Blu-ray, or some other Downsize-related items, today is your lucky day. In honor of the film’s […]

Downsizing Review: If HG Wells had written Gulliver's Travels

In Downsizing, the threat of overpopulation has inspired an ingenious solution. A pioneering institute in Norway has developed a successful process of human miniaturisation and the benefits are enormous. There could be plenty of room for everyone. Food and fuel supplies would stretch much further and a self-sustaining community of the small makes only a […]

Shrinking humans like they do in ‘Downsizing’ is actually somewhat possible — and not such a bad idea

Paramount The movie “Downsizing” imagines a world where a small percentage of the population elects to shrink themselves to 5 inches tall. In the downsized world, people are richer, and their environmental footprint is smaller. Scientists say it’s not really possible to shrink people “at the cellular level” like this, but there are real ways […]

‘Downsizing’ Trailer: Matt Damon Goes on a Shrunken Journey of Self-Discovery

Alexander Payne, the director of Election, The Descendants, and Nebraska, is doing something totally different for his newest movie. Downsizing – a film that features Matt Damon as a character who shrinks down to be only five inches tall – has the most fantastical premise he’s dealt with yet, but a brand new trailer for the movie has shifted […]

Engines with Small, Individual Turbos for Each Cylinder Could Revolutionize Downsizing

– From the October 2017 issue – Downsized turbocharged engines have become a cornerstone in the car industry’s effort to increase fuel economy. And as CAFE stand­ards push us toward a 54.5-mpg fleet average, engines are bound to get even smaller and turbo boost even higher. Such radically downsized engines can be strong at full […]

‘Downsizing’ Teaser: Alexander Payne Invites You To Leisure Land

Life looks different at five inches tall. As the quirky comedy starring Matt Damon gears up for a wide release after its successful festival circuit, Paramount has released another look at life on the small side for the characters in Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing. Downsizing Teaser Paramount touts this clip as “an exclusive look,” but it’s more like another miniature […]

‘Downsizing’ Review: Matt Damon Shrinks Himself in Alexander Payne’s Sci-fi Satire [TIFF]

Alexander Payne built a reputation as one of the sharpest wits and most brutal ironists in independent cinema, even to the point where the internet conversation around his last film even encompassed the question of whether he was mean to his characters – as if they were people. For his biggest, most expensive undertaking, he […]

Trailer for Downsizing is weird, smart, and totally unexpected

Here’s the first trailer for Downsizing, directed by indie mastermind Alexander Payne (Election, The Descendants). I love burning apocalypses as much as the next person, but sometimes the explodey blockbuster formula makes you forget how mind-bending and screwed up science fiction can really be. That’s why Alexander Payne’s new flick Downsizing, about people trying to […]