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'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
Movie review: 'Nebraska' offers a small-town American road trip movie
The long lead up to the release of Alexander Payne's bittersweet dramedy 'Nebraska' paid off as the critically acclaimed film and awards contender opened to solid numbers in New York and Los Angeles.
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Alexander Payne on his life at the movies
Alexander Payne is equal parts filmmaker and film buff. The Omaha-born filmmaker, for example, found time while premiering his latest, "Nebraska," at the Cannes Film Festival to see 10 other films .
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.
Watch: George Clooney Backs Ukraine Protests
American actor George Clooney took to YouTube on Monday in solidarity with demonstrators in Ukraine who have gathered en masse to oppose the government's push toward Russia and away from the European Union.
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.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Fresh Air Weekend: Alexander Payne, Baby Photos And Ted Williams
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends.
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.
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.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Will Forte and Bruce Dern in Nebraska
Within these wistful, Midwestern vistas lies a captivatingly simple story: a grumpy old man called Woody receives a letter telling him he's won $1million.
Movies: - Oldboy' reviewed with other new, recent films
When an Iraq war veteran goes missing after returning home, his brother starts looking into his connection to a violent drug dealer .
Los Angeles Times
Oscar 8-Ball: 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'Nebraska'
A movie about the magic of moviemaking? It worked for the last two best picture winners - "The Artist" and "Argo" - so why not "Banks," a warmly sentimental, behind-the-scenes story about Walt Disney's attempt to persuade famously prickly British author Travers to sign away the screen rights to her beloved creation, Mary Poppins.
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.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Film fanatics Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh share their thoughts on the latest blockbuster releases.
The Tufts Daily
Movie Review | 'Nebraska' is beautiful yet flawed portrait of Midwestern family
With the holiday season upon us, Alexander Payne's new film "Nebraska" reminds us that family comes first, no matter what.
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 .
Film: December 2013 by Spoonfed Team
It builds up to the murder of David Kammerer in 1944 and tells the story of Lucien Carr, Kammerer's killer, and his influence on Ginsberg.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Movie review: Bruce Dern delivers poignant portrayal in 'Nebraska'
Filmmaker Alexander Payne's quiet marvel "Nebraska" celebrates family and the Heartland while eschewing cloying ideas sometimes associated with such topics.
The Spectacular Now - Trailer
Emotionally vivid and terrifically performed, romantic drama The Spectacular Now deserves to be hailed as one of the outstanding teen movies.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Va. Beach native finds his "Fault" with 2nd film
Writer/director Josh Boone, a native of Virginia Beach, takes a break on the movie set of "The Fault in Our Stars," an adaptation of John Green's best-selling novel.