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PFS Review – The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight

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By Don Malvasi

Originally Published on Cinedork.com

Sadly, we cannot undo the unconscionable acts propelled by racism and sexism throughout our history. A large part of fixing these See it at the Roxy! copyproblems is coming to grips with what actually occurred. Viscerally experiencing the shameful humiliations is a good start. In The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino, never one to shy away from harsh realities, holds a mirror to some of the crassest and most unmerciful forms of denial of human dignity.

Draping his hate-filled, postbellum tale around a classic Western genre, Tarantino intensifies the proceedings with glorious Super Panavision 70mm cinematography and a score from spaghetti western veteran Ennio Morricone. The Hateful Eight is meant to be seen on the widest screen possible. Ironically, much of the film takes place in one room, Minnie’s Haberdashery, a roadside rest stop set amidst a Wyoming blizzard.

PFS Rapid Review – Nebraska

Nebraska

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By Gary Kafer

Winning Best Actor at Cannes and now nominated for several Oscars, Alexander Payne’s offbeat road movie penetrates the oft-neglected landscape of Middle America. But despite its humble narrative, Nebraska’s stunning performances pitched against exquisite black-and-white cinematography wax a subtle melancholia and quiet reverence for an old man who thinks he won a million dollars.

PFF22: Interview With ‘Nebraska’ Director Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne

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By Ben Silverio

One of the most talked about films of this year’s festival was ‘Nebraska’. It even ended up on my top five favorite films of the festival. Originally, star Bruce Dern was meant to come out for the screening and receive the Lifetime Achievement Award that has previously gone to the likes of Roy Disney, Jeff Daniels, and Morgan Freeman, but he was unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. However, in his place, his co-star Will Forte and director Alexander Payne came out for an engaging Q&A with the audience at the Prince Music Theater. But prior to the event, the pair walked the red carpet and chatted with some press, including yours truly!

In part one of our coverage of this red carpet, Zach of The Pretentious Film Majors spoke to Payne about the benefits of film school, making movies in the state of Nebraska, and his journey since making ‘Election’. You can see the whole interview in the video below:

Were you able to catch the screening of ‘Nebraska’? Was it one of your favorites of the festival as well? Let us know by sending us a tweet at us at @PhillyFilmSoc or by leaving us a comment on our Facebook page.

PFS Interviews – Will Forte // Nebraska

Nebraska film still

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BY Alex Gibson

It has been nearly a week since the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival ended and over the 11-day celebration of film, one of the brightest nights was Monday October 21 at the Prince Music Theater.  The Philadelphia Film Festival welcomed director Alexander Payne and actor Will Forte for a Centerpiece screening of Nebraska.

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