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February 26, 2014
Alexander Payne’s bittersweet take on humanity’s foibles have etched their way to the center of our idea of modern America–the way we see ourselves. The past two decades have seen the writer-director go from 1996’s Citizen Ruth to 2011’s The Descendents and his latest, Nebraska, executing his brand of sorrowful comedy (or perhaps joyous tragedy) to perfection.