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    Watch: First Clip Arrives From Alexander Payne's Cannes Entry 'Nebraska'

    Many of those bringing films to the Croisette for the Cannes Film Festival, which let's not forget, kicks off tomorrow, are old hands there: Roman Polanski, James Gray, even Baz Luhrmann have all debuted at least one film there in the past. Alexander Payne isn't quite a first-time, but it's over a d...

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    'Only God Forgives,' 'Nebraska,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'The Past' & More Lead Official Selection For 2013 Cannes Film Festival

    As usual, sifting the actual fact from the speculation when it comes to the line-up of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival has been a little tricky. We know the opener -- Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," the closer -- "Zulu," with Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom, and as of yesterday, the Un Certain Re...

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Director Nominees

    In recent years, trying to predict the Oscar nominees in the Best Director category has been especially tricky. In the past, you could just translate over your Best Picture nominees, maybe swap one out for a better-known or showier filmmaker, and you were relatively likely to be correct. But ever si...

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    Read: Exclusive Excerpt From 'Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film,' A Book That Goes Behind-the-Scenes With the Oscar-Winning Auteur

    "Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film," a compilation of author-journalist Leo Adam Biga's decade-and-a-half of reporting on the director and his work, is a comprehensive look at one of cinema's most important figures. Biga's stories about Payne have appeared in various publications including The Re...

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    5 Great Election Movies To Get You Through Voting Day

    As you've probably noticed unless you just this minute slipped out of a coma (and if that's the case, stop reading this and go call your loved ones), it's election day. Four years on from the election of the first African-American commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama is squaring off at the bal...

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    Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor To Preview New Script 'The Lost Cause' At Nantucket Film Festival

    Well, this is certainly an unconventional way for a new project from Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor to be announced, but we guess it's as effective a way as any. The duo have re-teamed for a new script, which will be previewed at a headlining staged reading at next month's Nantucket Film Festival.

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    George Clooney's 10 Best Bits of Insight, Palm Springs Panel Edition

    George Clooney talks to Palm Springs about his next project, being a jerk to his co-stars and why he delayed production on "The Ides of March."

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    The Amazing Race: Which Writers Could Adapt & Survive Their Way To An Oscar Nod?

    Considering they spend the rest of their time ignored, humiliated, rewritten and robbed of credit, it's only fair that screenwriters get two categories at the Academy Awards, effectively doubling their chances of being nominated. It's also their best chance of gaining real cachet; witness the career...

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    Alexander Payne Calls 'Downsizing' His "Epic Masterpiece"; Says 'Nebraska' Could Be In Color For TV

    But Says 'Downsizing' May Have To Wait Two More FilmsNot only is Alexander Payne back with his first feature film in seven years, "The Descendants," he's once again going to be one of the major players of the awards season. Moreover, he doesn't intend for there be another lengthy gap between pictures. He's already putting the pieces together for his low budget, father/son road trip drama "Nebraska." Granted, his aim to deliver the film to theaters in black-and-white means that Paramount is only giving him $10 million to play with, and greenlighting the film will be contingent upon getting a major star to sign on (Gene Hackman, Robert Forster,...

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    NYFF: George Clooney & Alexander Payne Discuss The Notions Of Forgiveness In ‘The Descendants'

    Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster & The Entire Cast Of Payne’s New Dramedy Talk Film At New York Film FestivalThe New York Film Festival went out with a bang on its last day, Sunday, October 16. Not only did George Clooney make a surprise visit to the press conference of Alexander Payne’s new...

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