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Staff Recommendations: Sept. 2

Staff Recommendations: Sept. 2

September 2, 2014


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From an erotic noir to a political film about abortion, staff recommendations from WSN's arts staff.

‘Nebraska’ director Alexander Payne talks casting, filmmaking choices

‘Nebraska’ director Alexander Payne talks casting, filmmaking choices

November 14, 2013


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  Alexander Payne is known for his satirical portrayals of American society and his obscure humor, having built a successful directing career with critically acclaimed feature films like “Election,” “Sideways” and “The Descendants.” After being delayed for nine years, Payne ha...

‘Nebraska’ relates raw, character-focused story

‘Nebraska’ relates raw, character-focused story

November 13, 2013


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Director Alexander Payne is known for many trends in his films — a complete blend of comedy and drama, a strong grip on human intricacies. But he’s also a native son of the Midwest, with his first three films set in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. “Nebraska” is a homecoming for Payne in more ways th...

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center

September 25, 2013


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The best and brightest in American and foreign films will once again be just a short trip away on the 1 train. This Friday, the New York Film Festival returns to Lincoln Center for its 51st year, with a number of incredibly noteworthy films. The festival kicks off on Friday night with Paul Greengrass...