Netflix's child-soldier war drama "Beasts of No Nation," nominated Tuesday for five Film Independent Spirit Awards -- picture, director, lead and supporting actor and cinematography -- has been a pet cause of many academy members since it debuted last month on the streaming service.Read more
Early press coverage of "The Revenant" has focused on the grueling experience director Alejandro G. Inarritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio had shooting their frontier epic.Read more
To gain airtime for a difficult movie, it helps to have a friend who made "Taxi Driver.” On Monday night, in a small screening room below the Museum of Modern Art, Martin Scorsese stood up and told a group that included Chris Rock, Ellen Burstyn and Kathleen Turner that the recently released missing-child drama “Meadowland” was worth paying attention to.Read more
Todd Haynes' romantic period drama "Carol" dominated the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced Tuesday, earning six major nominations.
"Carol," based on a Patricia Highsmith story about a love affair that develops between two women in the 1950s, was nominated for feature, director, female lead for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, screenplay and cinematography.Read more