Articles tagged alexander payne

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘The Descendants’

This is a mature and well-executed study of what happens when people die and leave us with their messes to clean up.

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7 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Amid the road-tripping and the boy bonding, it is Maya who resonates at last.

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4 Apr 2005 // 4:00 PM

Sideways (2004)

On the DVD, the actors gamely compete with self- mocking descriptions of themselves and each other.

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22 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Sideways (2004)

Always a resourceful, thoughtful performer, Virginia Madsen almost offsets Sideways' overriding, occasionally prosaic interest in the boys' journey.

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13 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

About Schmidt (2002)

The expression on Schmidt's face every time he encounters another crisis does not convey anger, but befuddlement.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Election (1999)

High school sucks. While this is currently a headlines-worthy observation, movies about high school have been underscoring it for years. From Blackboard Jungle, Carrie, Jawbreaker, and Heathers, to Cooley High, Scream, The Ice Storm, and Never Been Kissed, the point is the same: in high school, you spend way too much time worrying about cliques, grades, popularity, and sex.

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