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    Alexander Payne Signs 'The Judge’s Will' With Fox Searchlight

    While Alexander Payne has carved out a niche for himself as a filmmaker sharply attuned to the nuances of human relationships, he's always had a couple projects brewing that are wildly different than the milieu he's become known for. Most famously would be "Downsizing," a high-concept social satire ...

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    Oscar-Bound Bruce Dern Talks Career and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Let the Oscar drum-roll begin for 77-year-old actor Bruce Dern. He talks his career, and his wonderfully heartbreaking performance as Woody Grant, an aging man on a quest for a dubious sweepstakes reward of $1 million, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

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    Watch: Bruce Dern Tracks Down His $1 Million Prize in Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    A month before its U.S. bow at the New York Film Festival, Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Alexander Payne's acclaimed black-and-white charmer "Nebraska," starring Oscar hopeful Bruce Dern, who picked up acting honors in Cannes where the film world premiered.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Starring Bruce Dern

    The first trailer has arrived for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son who make a trek out to the eponymous state to claim a supposed sweepstakes prize of $1 million. The film, which debuted at Cannes (where Dern won the Best Actor award), generated go...

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    Watch: Brand New Trailer For Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Plus New Pics & Poster

    Do you let your old man live out his lingering dream and delusion, even if it means turning the small world he inhabits upside down? For Woody Grant, he's clinging to the news he's received in the mail from a sweepstakes company that he has $1 million dollars coming his way, but he needs someone to ...

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    Watch: New Clip From Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Movie Will Open 16th Annual Savannah Film Festival

    After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, "Nebraska" has seemingly been playing it cool when it comes to its fall, stateside debut. Skipping Telluride and Toronto, the movie will make its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival, which kicks off later this month, a...

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    20th Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Films & Retrospectives; Jonathan Demme and Vince Gilligan To Make Appearances

    The 2013 Austin Film Festival had announced the its first slate of titles, in addition retrospectives hosted by the likes of Jonathan Demme, Vince Gilligan and several others.

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    Violence? Sex? Nudity? Nope, Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Rated R For "Some Language" After Losing Appeal

    This summer we’ve seen entire cities decimated (“Man of Steel” and “Pacific Rim”), we’ve seen massacres (“The Lone Ranger”) and countless other scenes of violence and destruction. The common thread of all these scenes is that they’ve mostly appeared in films rated PG-13 and aimed at the whole family...

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    Steve Carell in the Sweet, Endearing 'The Way Way Back'

    Just when it seemed that the days of overpaying for Sundance movies had ended, this year Fox Searchlight spent almost $10 million for the very conventional-sound coming-of-age movie The Way Way Back. That deal sent me into the screening room recently wondering if they'd lost their minds; I left ...

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato: Alexander Payne Talks Influential Films, Cinephilia, Screenwriting and More

    There were at least 16 different programs, including retrospectives devoted to Allan Dwan, Vittorio de Sica, and Chris Marker; the nine newly-restored Hitchcock silents; newly-restored Chaplin shorts; and a film a day from 1938-9 under the rubric "War is Near." Early Japanese talkies from the 30s. C...

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