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Topic - Alexander Payne
Two nominees for the best picture Oscar, “Gravity” and “Nebraska,” are on DVD and Blu-ray this week.
This year's Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin.
Catching up with Bob Nelson these days is a bit like trying to schedule a chat with Macklemore or Richard Sherman.
The big studios and name-brand actors offered some of the biggest triumphs of 2013. This wasn't a year for breakout indie movies, although a couple of those made my list of the best of 2013. While I wasn't impressed by many of the children's movies or comedies I reviewed, the movies at the top of my list are ones I'll be thinking about and viewing again and again in the years to come.
The slavery epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.
The black-and-white of Alexander Payne's masterful film "Nebraska" seems to depict a forgotten, bygone version of the Upper Midwest, with endless prairies, open skies and dying towns. The absence of color adds a touch of dignity to a story of a man who is clinging to one last, foolish hope to reclaim his honor as a man and as a father.
Love is in the air at the Cannes Film Festival, as the jury sits down Sunday to choose its prizewinners.
If Nanni Moretti had his way, what happened in Cannes would stay in Cannes.
84th Academy Award winners
"The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.
Academy Awards voters have spoken up for "The Artist," the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago.
Partial list of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday:
Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer won the supporting-acting Academy Awards on Sunday and Michel Hazanavicius earned the directing prize for his best-picture front-runner "The Artist."
List of the 84th Annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday.
Christopher Plummer became the oldest acting winner ever at Sunday's Academy Awards for his supporting performance in "Beginners," while veteran bit player Octavia Spencer earned the supporting-actress prize for her breakout role in "The Help."
"The eight, 10, 12 good English-language films are all released in the last quarter of the year and expected to gird for battle for Oscars and Golden Globes and all that stuff," says Payne. "And they're just movies. They may be fragile movies, human movies. They just need to find an audience on their own without having comparative judgment made along with it."
Payne said it would be wrong to draw any conclusions about the state of a nation's cinema "based on one tiny snapshot."