Blu-ray review: “Il Sorpasso: The Criterion Collection”

 

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Last month, Alexander Payne was a special guest at the Wisconsin Film Festival, but the film he was presenting wasn’t one of his own, like “The Descendants” or “Sideways.” It was one of his favorite films as a fan, Italian director Dino Risi’s “Il Sorpasso” (“”The Easy Life.”)

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“Nebraska”: Once upon a time in the Midwest

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“Nebraska” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas in Madison. R, 1:50, three and a half stars out of four.

Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” looks bleak. I mean, it was shot in black-and-white in rural Nebraska — how could it not?

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