G-S-T Review…Alexander Payne's Nebraska

Nebraska could well just be subtitled as The Importance of Being Monotint. In a year where everyone and their cool grandma has gone back to black and white, Alexander Payne uses the absence of chroma better than most, or at least in a way that’s more viscerally effective. In two hours, Payne cobbles together a shockingly […]

G-S-T Review…'The Descendants'

Alexander Payne films are not my cup of tea. About Schmidt had its moments (awkward though they might have been) and I just couldn’t believe how over-hyped and mismarketed Sideways was. That said, I was not expecting to enjoy Payne’s latest film The Descendants. Payne directs this adaptaion of the Kaui Hart Hemmings novel of the same name which […]