Thursday, 25 June 2015



Reason To Believe.

Wait a minute....this isn't a film about Springsteen?! It doesn't matter though. This is as classic as the boss Bruce album that gave us 'Atlantic City' down the road. This beautiful and wonderful, black and white highway patrol is quite the trip too. Dark only in its look in comparison to the man from New Jersey's edge of town, you cant quite call this one. Is it a comedy? Drama? A black comedy? A bleak one? No matter what you take it for, it's a sobering sweet story worthy of your future and nostalgia's consideration. A cinematographers classic, directed by the vision behind Jack Nicholson's 'About Schmidt' and George Clooney's 'The Descendants', Alexander Payne, really takes us on a journey from Montana to Lincoln by way of some hilarious roadside judgement stops at places like the iconic Mount Rushmore (speaking of Lincoln). 77 years and a million dollar scam mailing won't stop Bruce Dern (father of Laura who was interestingly in the Payne wrote third 'Jurassic Park' movie. In todays 'Jurassic World' they may want to forget that one) from walking and moving us in the process towards 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Django' actors most warrior worthy performance. This was just the Oscar ticket like his fellow legendary co-star June Squibb playing wife with battle axe, warrior stand by my old man support. Now we can't wait to see the man that's still got the spurs in Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'. Riding shotgun on this journey of no rainbow color to a pot of gold, comedy, 'Magruber' actor Will Forte is a serious, force of will power doing more than just humouring his fathers hope with helpings of heart. Supporting character actor of the moment Stacy Keach is here too for each player across the boards finest couple of hours. This new black and white classic is coloured with hallmark, vintage storytelling inspiration for the modern ages influence. Maybe one day the chrome will see color because this fathers house is a mansion on the hill. 'Nebraska', 'It's A Wonderful Life' indeed. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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