2015 Academy Award Nominations

Awards season is in full swing as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the Academy Awards this morning.  The standouts certainly are “Birdman,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which tied for 9 nominations. With 8 nominations, “The Theory of Everything,” follows in a close second, and “American Sniper,” with …

New on Netflix: April 2014

April looks like a good month for Netflix with a ton of movies hitting the streaming service! Here’s a few to look out for. Barton Fink The Cohen Brothers ’91 period film was their second collaboration with John Turturro. It tells the story of a Broadway writer who relocates to California to write for Hollywood. …

Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead

Reports are emerging that Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment. The NYPD is investigating the cause of death. The veteran actor was 46 years old, and the police official said that he was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village …

News: Casey Affleck Joins IFFBoston Team

The Independent Film Festival of Boston announced today that Casey Affleck has been named Creative Advisor to the festival. Affleck’s role will include outreach to studios, filmmakers, and talent on behalf of the festival, offer programming input, connect the festival with local charities, and advise on the festival growth. He will also make an annual …