Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In Praise of Alexander Payne

With Nebraska opening on Friday, I decided to take a look back at director Alexander Payne's career. What I was struck by is how much his tone has shifted over time, moving from the cutting satire of Election to the warm sentimentality of The Descendants. It's an unusual, rewarding career, even if he never will top Election. You can read my piece here.