Alexander Payne

Bruce Dern's performance in 'Nebraska' was described as "career-defining" when he turned up on the Best Actor shortlist for
Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Dern discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in Alexander Payne's melancholy road movie, Nebraska
Alexander Payne (along with Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson and Todd Haynes) is one of the few American directors still able to make sophisticated, distinctive, independent-minded films.
I'm going to come right out and say it, Alexander Payne's Nebraska features my favourite performance of 2013 and it's not Bruce Dern as Woody, wonderful though he is. She may only be on screen for around fifteen minutes in total but June Squibb, playing Woody's long suffering wife Kate, steals every scene she's in.
Now there's another reason to love Jim Rash - apart from the fact that he writes and stars in Community. Last night, Rash
Rippling with a snappy script, a perfect running time (just over 100 minutes) and with a cast all giving the performances of their lifetimes, The Descendants is one of the most engaging, thought-provoking and supremely crafted films of the year.