Articles Posted in the " Alexander Payne " Category

  • Nebraska

    Having received a letter in the post inviting him to Nebraska to collect $1 million in prize money, Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is forced to set off from Billings, Montana on foot when his skeptical wife Kate (June Squibb) refuses to drive him. Youngest son David (Will Forte) receives a call at work summoning him…

  • Gambit

    Gathering dust in various stages of development hell since 1997, Gambit finally arrives on the big screen. From the off it’s clear Michael Hoffman’s remake of the 1966 caper is no spring chicken. A comic heist film so thoroughly undercooked and blushing with embarrassment, the only chicanery here is the evident self-deceit involved in slumming for a paycheck.

  • Oscar 2012 Nominations

    THEY’RE HERE! The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards have been released, and as we predicted The Artist has basically bagsied all the categories like a fat greedy child in a tuckshop. Standard.

  • The Descendants

    What do you get when you blend drama, comedy, George Clooney and the most beautiful place onto the planet into two hours of cinema so moving and funny that you’re liable to choke on the tears you’re still crying even as you laugh? A very slightly overdone but still inevitably Oscar-winning comedy drama, of course! The Descendants is lovely.

  • Top 10 Alternative High School Movies

    High School. It’s all cringing in gym class, avoiding detention, chastely kissing the school jock and going to prom. Sod that for a game of British Bulldog, we all know school is really about sex, drugs and er, demonic possession. Roll up, roll up for the ten greatest alternative High School Movies ever made…