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Review: Fun Size

Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice ventures onto the big screen in this hokey Halloween misadventure.

By TOM MEEK  |  November 02, 2012

Two Jews, three opinions

The opening segment of Between Two Worlds deals with the bitter disagreement over the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's 2009 decision to screen the controversial documentary Rachel , about an American activist crushed by an Israeli Defense Forces b
A founder of America's first Jewish film festival takes stock of the big questions
By ALEX IRVINE  |  March 16, 2012

Fall Film Preview: Underground big-screen shows

One of the happiest and most unexpected developments in local arts culture over the past year has been the subtle yet persistent proliferation of DIY and/or locally-oriented movie nights in the area.
The local film scene revs up for fall
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 17, 2010

Life During Wartime screens at the Nickelodeon

Happiness helmerrevisits fucked-up peopleplayed by new actors. Life During Wartime | see film listings for showtimes | Nickelodeon, Temple St., Portland | 207.772.9751
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Restrepo screens at the Nickelodeon

Perfect Storm authorthrusts you into Afghan warshakycam and all. Restrepo | see film listings for showtimes | Nickelodeon, Temple St., Portland | 207.772.9751
By webteam  |  September 08, 2010

Your phone needs this list

You need phone numbers. Your cell phone needs programming. Spend a few minutes now, and reap the rewards all year long.
Emergency contacts
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 27, 2010

Doubting Thomas screens at the Nickelodeon

At the Nickelodeon (1 Temple St.), a half-hour film by George Dalphin shot in the West End screens at 7 pm. Doubting Thomas concerns a...
By webteam  |  August 25, 2010

Maine Studios short films at the Nickelodeon

Presumpscot St.'s the Maine Studios mark a year in the area with a red carpet celebration at the Nickelodeon, with a handful of local shorts...
By webteam  |  August 18, 2010

Review: The Last Airbender

If the 11th-hour addition of 3-D to M. Night Shyamalan's odious live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved anime -influenced cartoon series doesn't make your head hurt, the excess of narration and intertitles surely will.
Yep, it's bad.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 09, 2010

"Fumble" screening at the Nickelodeon

Also, the local film series at the Nickelodeon continues with a screening of Torrey Alan Johnson's feature-length indie comedy Fumble, which will show at 7...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010

"Canvasman" at the Nickelodeon

Canvasman, the documentary by Portland's Gary Robinov about art dealer/professional wrestler Rob Elowitch/Robbie Ellis, sold out its premiere at the Maine Jewish Film Festival a...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010

"Greenberg" at the Nickelodeon

Also, after the miserable Margot at the Wedding was atoned for by the great script for Fantastic Mr. Fox, I’m about ready to gear up...
By webteam  |  March 24, 2010

Hidden in plain sight

In a larger new home and with its most impressive roster in years, the Maine Jewish Film Festival can already boast a successful 2010.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival explores identity

The Maine Jewish Film Festival

At the Nickelodeon, there's a solid day's worth of offerings from this year's Maine Jewish Film Festival, which we cover in some more depth on...
By webteam  |  March 17, 2010

"The Transition of Minor Skies" Screening

At the Nickelodeon, a screening of the locally produced The Transition of Minor Skies kicks off a regular series of Maine-made films. Set in a...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010

Benefits for Haiti

A couple of aid relief benefits for Haiti happen today, too. At Yarmouth's Deer Run Tavern, loads of local performers perform from 1-8 pm at...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010

A Single Man + The Lovely Bones at the Nickelodeon

Also new to the area and looking good is Colin Firth’s Oscar-buzzed performance in fashion designer Tom Ford’s A Single Man, while looking awful is...
By webteam  |  January 13, 2010

Up Up Down Down screening at the Nickelodeon

Plenty of goodies in store tonight, but first thing to note is a work-in-progress screening of the Maine-made independent film Up Up Down Down, about...
By webteam  |  November 29, 2009


  A new, locally-shot film called Mirage - directed by Teymur Lazimov - premieres with a special 8 pm screening at the Nickelodeon tonight. The...
By webteam  |  August 12, 2009

Olivier Assayas's luminous Summer Hours

  Playing at the Nickelodeon this week, Olivier Assayas's luminous Summer Hours (L'heure d'été) has a distinctly stuffy and French premise - a family matriarch...
By webteam  |  July 22, 2009
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Creative manifesto

"Is it fair to say we're a Marxist city in spirit if not law?"
Capturing Portland's collaborative spirit, with $90 and a borrowed car
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 29, 2009