6 hrs ago
The News Journal
Review: 'Nebraska' a stirring, charming road trip comedy
Outfitted with delicious wit and a forbearing tone, the charm of screenwriter Bob Nelson's Midwest-set dramedy, "Nebraska," is rooted in its clever dialogue and novel approach to small-town dynamics.
10 hrs ago
Russ Collins' Cinema Chat: 'Nebraska,' 'Kill Your Darlings' and more at the movies
Director Alexander Payne is best known for his screenwriting and directing work on "The Descendants," "Sideways," and "About Schmidt."
Tue Dec 10, 2013
'Nebraska': don't make the drip
Alexander Payne has had a spotless record. He may not get the press of other top-notch directors, perhaps because he's made just five features, but he should, because every one was a winner with an aura of originality.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Movies: Black (and white) is back
Black is back. Surrounded by overblown Hollywood blockbusters, it's kind of amazing - not to mention bold and, in a way, almost quaint - that people continue to make black-and-white films.
Film Review: Nebraska
Now open in Irish cinemas, Nebraska sees legendary character actor Bruce Dern hitting the road, and the Oscar trail.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Nebraska (15) - Sunday Herald view
A septuagenarian who spends most of the time in his own little world, he believes that the marketing flyer with his name on it represents a real reward.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Norwalk Citizen News
Movies: 'Nebraska,' 'The Book Thief' & 'The Best Man Holiday'
"The Book Thief," adapted from the 2006 bestseller by Markus Zusak, is playing in area movie theaters.
Cleveland Movie Openings: 'Nebraska,' 'Out of the Furnace,' 'Dear Mr. Watterson'
Director Scott Cooper talks with two of his actors, Willem Dafoe and Casey Affleck, on the set of "Out of the Furnace."
There are insights into old age, pearls of wisdom and gags galore, all wrapped up in a coating that's more akin to a bitter lemon than sugar... Like an American alternative to our own Mike Leigh, Alexander Payne's movies take time to let their mature stars burrow under your skin.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' is worth your time
In "Nebraska," the brilliant small-budget dark comedy from Alexander Payne, an aging alcoholic receives a mass-mailed sweepstakes letter that he doesn't realize is just a scammy way to sell magazines.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Bruce Dern does an Oscar-worthy star turn in the new Alexander Payne film about a cantankerous old codger who thinks he won a million bucks.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Palo Alto Weekly
It's never too late to play a few grace notes. With Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," this proves true for two septuagenarians: addled heartland grump Woodrow "Woody" Grant and the Hollywood royal who plays him, Bruce Dern.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
'Nebraska' follows dysfunctional family on quest
"Nebraska," by Alexander Payne, director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways," is like a cold and hard dope slap from winter.
Len Cariou Returns to 54 Below to Perform Selections of George and Ira Gershwin, 12/11-14
Tony Award-Winner Len Cariou returns to 54 Below, where he will be performing selections from George and Ira Gershwin .
Mon Nov 25, 2013
'Nebraska' review: Star Bruce Dern's career performance buoys familiar tale
The 1970s were good for Bruce Dern, but being in his 70s might be even better. The veteran performer, whose 144 acting credits include exactly one Academy Award nomination , gets a chance to strut his autumnal stuff in director Alexander Payne's very '70s-esque "Nebraska," and the result might be the performance of a lifetime.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Monterey County Herald
Bruce Dern's 'Nebraska' is Hackman's road not taken
Now 77, Bruce Dern deserves every accolade and honor coming his way thanks to "Nebraska," director Alexander Payne's rueful comedy about a fogged-in career alcoholic, living in Montana, who embarks on a fool's quest to collect what he believes to be a million-dollar sweepstakes prize.
Directed by Alexander Payne Written by Bob Nelson Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Engela McEwan Producer by Albert Berger, Doug Mankoff, George Parra, Julie M. Thompson, Ron Yerxa Meet Woody Grant , a disheveled, wispy-haired wreck of a man.
Nebraska: Turn Your Eyes Inside and Dig the Vacuum
If you're trying to decide whether you should see Alexander Payne's new movie Nebraska , you should read David Schmader's review , which is exactly right.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
'Nebraska' review: Road trip to the soul of despair
Bob Odenkirk , Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb star in "Nebraska," about an elderly man with dementia on a quest to collect a fortune.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Alexander Payne hones bittersweet comedy in Nebraska
Alexander Payne is not exactly in an awards state of mind. But thanks to Nebraska, even the cynic in him thinks that Oscar night might be in his future.The black-and-white film Nebraska was nominated for a Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the lead, Bruce Dern, scooped up a win for best actor.