There’s a very focused interest in the movie business on big movies with a lot of action and special effects. The movie industry has been making super hero movies and action focused movies a big focus for the last decade or so. The director and writer Alexander Payne is not a fan of movies telling unrealistic stories. He prefers movies that are realistic.
Alexander Payne primarily writes and directs movies that have a focus on realism and have a sense of humor that is also rooted in realistic story lines. The most unrealistic part of his movies is maybe too much quirkiness that isn’t typical enough to come across in real life.
Alexander Payne has been making movies for around 20 or 30 years. His movies have done well for movie award season. They might not be as big a blockbuster as super hero movies. It’s kind of difficult to have a massive box office return on an Alexander Payne picture, but his movies still do well for movie goers that want to watch something with a good script.
Some of his movies include Election, Nebraska, Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, and The Descendants. His movies have mostly had good critical reviews. He’s won a few movie awards for these movies. If you’re in the mood for for realistic story, you should watch one of his movies. They aren’t full of special effects, but they focus on script and on filming locations and style instead of on green screen backgrounds.