8.40AM, FOXTEL MASTERPIECE ★★★★
A beautiful, bittersweet comedy-drama about a fragile old-timer (Oscarnominated Bruce Dern), who mistakenly thinks he is about to become a lottery millionaire. With an immaculately written screenplay at its disposal, Nebraska is free to put a well-chosen cast through their paces with just the right notes of humour and pathos. Stunning black-and-white cinematography showcases the open skies (and closed minds) of middle America to absolute perfection. Directed by Alexander Payne (The Descendants). Highly recommended.