Alexander Payne

Oscars 2014: 5 Reasons Why Alfonso Cuaron Will Win Best Director For 'Gravity'

21st February 2014 -

 News

As we edge closer and closer to The Oscars on March 2, prices on the eventual winners are fluctuating less. Some favorites have settled: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine...

Bruce Dern and Forte Snagged 'Nebraska' Roles, Ahead of De Niro, Cranston

15th November 2013 -

 News

After taking it easy with the breezy yet assured The Descendants, Alexander Payne appears to have gotten back his social bite with Nebraska, his road-movie with a difference starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.Bruce Dern...

A Week In Movies: Slavery drama wins in Toronto, Gordon-Levitt makes filmmaking debut, Diana hits UK

20th September 2013 -

 News

As the Toronto Film Festival wrapped up earlier this week, 12 Years a Slave, the new film from Steve McQueen (Shame), took home the top prize, which makes it the frontrunner for Oscar nominations. It...

Nebraska

18th September 2013 -

 Video

Woody Grant is an alcohol-swigging old man who's never had much in the way of luxury over his long life, but when he receives a letter from a marketing company about a huge sweepstakes prize,...

Lesbian Love Story Beats Coen Brothers To Palme d'Or At Cannes

28th May 2013 -

 News

An intimate lesbian love story by Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious Palme d'Or on Sunday. La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2 (Blue is the Warmest...

'The Past' Emerges As Early Favourite For Palme d'Or At Cannes Film Festival

17th May 2013 -

 News

Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi, who made his name in the industry with the incredible A Seperation, is potentially sitting on the Palme d'Or after his Paris-set tale 'The Past' drew boisterous applause and strong reviews...

Dark Rooms, Bans and Bolshy Women: How The Cannes Jury Choose The Palme d'Or Winner

15th May 2013 -

 News

What it's like to sit on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and have the power to present the director of the very best movie with the prestigious Palme d'Or? This year, Steven Spielberg,...

'The Great Gatsby' Opening Cannes Doesn't Seem Like Such A Good Idea Anymore

13th May 2013 -

 News

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival will open on Wednesday (May 15, 2013) with Baz Luhrmann's 3-D version of The Great Gatsby, a throwback to the roaring twenties adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic book of...

Cannes Line-up for 2013 Hints At Possible Oscars Race [Analysis]

18th April 2013 -

 News

The line-up for the Cannes Film Festival 2013 has been announced and with it, a clearer picture of the possible contenders for the Oscars in February 2014. In a hugely American-heavy shortlist, Cannes will welcome...

The Descendants

28th June 2011 -

 Video

Matt King is a Hawaiian land baron who has never had time for his two daughters; rebellious teenager Alexandra and her younger sister Scottie. But when his wife Elizabeth is in hospital on life support...

Paris, Je T'aime

4th May 2007 -

 Movie Review

One would like to think that there at least a few other cities in the world besides Paris that could have inspired a film as varied in the types of cinematic pleasure so ably delivered...

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7th January 2009

"So what up? How may I help you today?" gibes30-ish writer-director Alexander Payne as he...

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