Tag Archives: Nebraska

Our Top Nine, and Other Year-End Lists

Well, we caught up on our Oscars to-watch list. A Top Ten would be traditional, but we’ve noticed the Academy has only nominated nine movies since 2011. Thus, we present our Top Nines: Nicholas: 1. American Hustle 2. 12 Years a Slave 3. Before Midnight 4. The Conjuring 5. Blue Jasmine 6. Philomena 7. Captain Phillips 8. […]

The Year of Black and White

Why would Alexander Payne shoot Nebraska in black and white?, a reporter asked at Cannes. Payne’s reaction: “I wasn’t expecting that question at all.” I saw three black-and-white indies in theaters over the past six months: Nebraska, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado about Nothing, and Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. Despite the success of The Artist, it’s rare to see several major black-and-whites […]