'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.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Alexander Payne's poignant 'Nebraska' is a rich exploration of family
Alexander Payne is a filmmaker who tends to be accused of being a misanthrope. His detractor say he puts his characters through wringers; that he patronizes them, subtly poking fun at their stupidity; that he scoffs at their mid-western upbringing and outlook towards life.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
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.
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
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Director Alexander Payne On Mining Every Film For Comic Potential
Alexander Payne directed and co-wrote the films Election , About Schmidt , Sideways and The Descendants .
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Nebraska screenwriter says script was inspired by his dad
If you lived in Vancouver back in the 1990s, you may remember a comedy sketch show that aired every Saturday night called Almost Live.
Salt Lake Tribune
Movie review: 'Nebraska' depicts bumpy relationship in the flat land
Maybe there's something in the title "Nebraska" that spurs artists to go for a spare, unadorned feel - whether it's Bruce Springsteen's landmark 1982 album or this heartfelt movie in which director Alexander Payne pays homage to his home state.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Bob Odenkirk & June Squibb Talk NEBRASKA, Awards Consideration and...
The family-dynamic of Nebraska makes or breaks the film. Alexander Payne has cast a diverse set of actors to form the central unit to the film: a sketch-comic writer turned actor, an SNL veteran, an acting legend and a journeyman actress.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
10 hot holiday movies
Nebraska: Bruce Dern and Will Forte star as a father and son traveling to cash in a fake lottery ticket.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Funnyman Will Forte plays it straight in Nebraska
Actor Will Forte is pictured at Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver on Sept. 26, 2013.
Alexander Payne mixes comedy and drama in Nebraska
Blending comedy and drama is natural for Oscar-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne, whose latest movie Nebraska is debuting in theatres this weekend.
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
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"Nebraska" is latest film from Director Alexander Payne
Director Alexander Payne has given us such wonderful films as "Election," "Sideways" and "The Descendants."
Tue Nov 19, 2013
"Nebraska": Alexander Payne Launches Another Offensive on the Midwest
The films of Alexander Payne routinely walk a fine line between exhibiting empathy and condescension for their characters, and with Nebraska , that balance swings toward the latter.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
OSCARS: Producers Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa Talk...
Soderbergh, Todd Field and Alexander Payne among them- Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa were pleasantly surprised when Payne suggested himself to direct the Bob Nelson-penned Nebraska .
Rural life on the Plains colors Alexander Payne's new black-and-white film, 'Nebraska'
Beyond a backdrop, location becomes almost another character in the movies of this director-screenwriter and Omaha native.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Leo DiCaprio, Bruce Dern, Calvin & Hobbes in This Week's Movie Trailer Mashup [Video]
Perhaps Leo DiCaprio has been too busy. Too many films. Cigarettes. Models. His ubiquity and inflexible physiognomy appear to have inspired industrial-scale quantities of online waggery querying why he is the same character in every movie, or why all his characters inhabit the same universe.
The Toronto Star
What to see on the big screens this holiday season
Whether your holiday season is defined by joyful family gatherings or frenzied shopping expeditions, you'll have no shortage of diversions.
Though some see director Alexander Payne as mocking the people he films, you can't miss the love he has for the characters of "Nebraska."
Wed Nov 13, 2013
WNWN-FM Battle Creek
'Nebraska' melds melancholy and humor in film homa...
As director Alexander Payne sees it, his latest film "Nebraska" is about a dying man whose son takes him into Hades to meet all the specters of the past.