The 87th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for outstanding film achievements of 2014, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre & Highland Center and televised live on ABC Network and in over 220 countries worldwide on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was top winner with four Oscars including Best Picture and Best DirectorALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU.
New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF 2015) commence
January 14-29, 2015 at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin
Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York. Presented by the Jewish
Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival showcased
47 films from eleven countries. NYJFF 2015 Opening and Closing Night Premieres
wereThe Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer,
directed by Asaf Galay and Shaul Betser; and Felix and Meira,
directed by Maxime Giroux.
HOME, a DreamWorks 3D film, directed by Tim Johnson starring
Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Steve Martin in cinemas March 27, 2015.
Felix and Meirais explosive yet liberating! Set in Montreal, Canada; Brooklyn, New York and Venice, Italy; the film journeys into the life of Shulem (Luzer Twersky) and Malka (Hadas Yaron), an ordinary Orthodox Jewish couple in a failing marriage within the Orthodox community. Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a man in search of spirituality whose elderly father passed away from Alzheimer’s encounters Malka at Tatys Kosher Pizza. Desperate for answers and making several unsuccessful attempts in getting them from Malka during her visits at Tatys Kosher Pizza, she decides to introduce herself to Felix as Meira and begins a secretive courtship that evolves into a sweet taboo! Full Story →
a thrilling and triumphant music drama set in present day New York
City about Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) a 19-year-old talented
drummer student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music
(fictitious school) is compelled to be the best despite the cost.
Accepted into professor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) elite jazz class who
runs it militaristic, instilling the fear of God by emotionally and
psychologically tormenting his students, Andrew’s challenge begins.
The ending is spellbinding, a shear masterpiece! The movies
soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz is superb! Full Story →
OUT OF MIND is a
genuine heartfelt extraordinary film that reveals a day in the life of
George (Richard Gere), a homeless man on the streets of New York City.
It intricately captures the heart and mind of George, the implications
of society view on homelessness, his relationship with Dixon (Ben
Vereen), another homeless man and Maggie (Jena Malone) his daughter.
TIME OUT OF MIND, an IFC Films theatrical release is set for 2015. Full Story →
The New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter
2015Collections were held at venues throughout New York, February 12-19, 2015. New York’s largest semi-annual
media event showcased the latest fashion by emerging and top fashion
designers from around the world. Fashion events included Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW), Made Fashion Week (MFW), and Couture Fashion Week (CFW). This season, TOKYO RUNWAY meets NEW YORK made it's debut at MBFW.
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards with four-time host entertainment icon LL COOL J commenced Sunday, February 8, 2015, 8:00pm ET at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California. Presented by The Recording Academy, produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, GRAMMY Awards honor musical excellence in the recording arts and sciences to artists and technical professionals of 2014. Four GRAMMYs went to Sam Smith including Best Record of the Year. Three GRAMMYs went to Beck including Best Album of the Year, Pharrell Williamsincluding Best Urban Contemporary Album and Beyoncé including Best R&B Song. The late iconic comedian Joan Rivers was honored with the Best Spoken Word Album award. Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper Endicott accepted the award on behalf of her mother.
The 6th Annual
2015 Digital Book World Conference and Expo (DBW15) was held at the New York Hilton in Midtown, January 13-15. Produced by
F&W, A Content and eCommerce Company, DBW is the world’s largest
digital publishing that features the latest in digital content and
digital book strategies.