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    Honor Roll 2011 | Alexander Payne On 'The Descendants' and Why it's a Minor Work

    Alexander Payne is in a good mood, or at least a little more chipper than usual. If the consensus means anything, the man behind such noted black comedies as "Election" and "About Schmidt" has yet to break his winning streak. Seven years have passed since his last feature, "...

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    David Cronenberg Opts Out Of Adaptation Of Dennis Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Alexander Payne & George Clooney Sought To Direct

    As far as book-to-movie adaptations go, Dennis Lehane has had an enviable track record. While he's only had three novels brought to the big screen, they've resulted in both critical acclaim and box office success, with "Mystic River," "Gone Baby Gone" and "Shutter Is...

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    2011's Potential Oscar Nominees For Acting, Directing & Writing Get Together To Talk At THR's Awards Roundtable

    One of the necessities for any Oscar candidate is to do a lot of smiling, gladhanding interviews where they answer the same questions over and over again. An antidote to this madness is the annual Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Interviews. They’re awesome. You take six leading Oscar potentials ...

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    Critical Consensus: Maltin vs. James

    In this installment of Critical Consensus, Leonard Maltin and Caryn James debate whether "The Artist" is a stunt and agree that Michelle Williams in "My Week WIth Marilyn" definitely is not.

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    16 New Images From Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants' Starring George Clooney; Plus Roll-Out Expansion Plan Schedule

    Everyone seems to be talking to director Alexander Payne these days thanks to the festival success of his latest feature, "The Descendants." That is, except for The Playlist (*bitter tears*). Such is life. The director recently sat down with both the New York Times and L.A. Times for in-de...

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    The Descendants

    Watching a film as mature, moving, original and unpredictable as ‘The Descendants’ renews my faith in American movies, and reaffirms Alexander Payne’s status as one of our most gifted storytellers. He has also bestowed the gift of an exceptional role on George Clooney, who gives th...

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    George Clooney In Alexander Payne's Brilliant, Touching "Descendants"

    Watch George Clooney as he runs around a corner in The Descendants,  shot from a distance. If he had a little more weight he might waddle, but that flat-footed run  -- in boat shoes and shorts and a golf  shirt - is enough. This is the way a middle-aged guy moves, and the charact...

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    Review: ‘The Descendants’ Starring George Clooney Is A Mature & Soulful Look At Forgiveness

    Marked by a strong, soulful performance by George Clooney, simple and economic direction, and a slow and patient gait, “The Descendants” finds filmmaker Alexander Payne working in the familiar, but not derivative, milieu of the adult drama. The film doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and ...

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    Alexander Payne Says 'Nebraska' Likely To Be Retitled, 'Wilson' Keeps Moving

    With "The Descendants" in the bag, having done its festival tour of duty and likely headed right into some awards season recognition, Alexander Payne -- who hasn't helmed a feature length film since "Sideways" seven years ago -- isn't wasting anymore time and is quickly m...

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