Monday, October 16, 2017

Alexander Payne

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

"Downsizing" has generated jumbo-sized buzz at the Venice Film Festival — not least as viewers debate how to describe it.

Is it a science fiction film, a romantic comedy, a political parable, an apocalyptic thriller? Alexander Payne's movie mixes all those elements in its story of a man,...

Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017

Would you pay $40 to watch a movie in the comfort of your own home 10 days after its big-screen release? How about $30 after 45 days?

These are just a few of the ideas being thrown around by major Hollywood studios looking to more effectively compete with streaming services, television,...

Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of black-and-white, holds a unique place on the dial and in the hearts of cinephiles. In a continuous, commercial-free stream, much of the history of Hollywood is on view, 24/7, for sampling and binging - an uncorrupted corner of celluloid obsession that...

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Alexander Payne is equal parts filmmaker and film buff.
     The Omaha-born filmmaker, for example, found time while premiering his latest, "Nebraska," at the Cannes Film Festival to see 10 other films (including the four-hour "Cleopatra" restoration). And he chased that with a five-day...