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DESCENDENTS George Clooney

Writer/director Alexander Payne doesn’t make very many movies, but when he does find the energy to sculpt a screen story, it’s typically something of substance, loaded with powerful emotional truths and manic behavior befitting chaotic situations. “The Descendents” is Payne’s most composed study of a personal meltdown, with much of the volatility occurring within star George Clooney, delivering one of the finest performances of his career. It’s a poignant, contemplative picture, flawless in the still manner it approaches crippling encounters with grief and disgust, dryly expressing the necessary unraveling of a distracted man. “The Descendents” is simply terrific, profound yet understated. Read the rest at


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