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December, 2010

David Strathairn was one of the ‘jerks’ at Farmacy

Cinema: Hollywood touched down on Henry Street this week. Comments (2)

Roll ‘em! New moviehouse slated for film starved Williamsburg

Cinema: Williamsburg residents won’t have to take the L train to Union Square to catch the latest blockbuster. Comments (17)

November, 2010

The other ‘Other Israel’: Film fest comes to Bay Ridge with Palestinian focus

Cinema: Palestinians are front and center as a popular Israeli film festival unveils a spinoff this weekend in Bay Ridge. Comment

Highlights of the ‘Other Israel’ fest

Cinema: Here is the lineup for the Palestinian-centric offshoot of the Other Israel Film Festival this weekend in Bay Ridge. Comment

Low budget, high ambitions at Zero Film Festival

Cinema: It all starts on Saturday. Comments (2)

Debbie Almontaser to speak on Friday

Cinema: A new film dissects how a Muslim-American educator turned into Public Enemy Number 1. Comment

September, 2010

Classic silent films return to Brooklyn Public Library — with live piano

Cinema: It’s hard to keep quiet about silent film this good. Comment

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‘Kind of a Funny’ Park Slope story

Cinema: Filmmakers and novelist — all from the Slope — collaborate on big Hollywood film, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” Comment

Coney Island Film Fest to honor Darren Aronofsky this weekend

Cinema: It’s time to get your celluloid freak on! Comments (2)

Willifest is three days of peace, film and music

Cinema: Our little cinematic Woodstock. Comment

August, 2010

Giving ‘The Terminator’ a Raspberry on Aug. 31

Cinema: This month, “The Terminator” will be up against a terrifying new kind of opponent, the likes of which Ahhnold has never seen: the Raspberry Brothers. Comment

Jazz man to ‘Usher’ in new score for Vince Price classic

Cinema: Marco Benevento does not have quite the right disposition for “The House of Usher.” Comment

July, 2010

Heights residents complain of noise from Park movie series

Bridge ‘Park’: Even a park is too loud for Brooklyn Heights residents! Comments (17)

‘Moviehouse’ at Sternberg Park focuses on the neighborhood

Cinema: This month, Moviehouse brings gentrification horrors, schizophrenia, and teen violence to Sternberg Park — in film! Comment

This is one cool movie theater

Cinema: It will be the coolest indy movie theater in the city — with a full bar to boot. Comment

‘Tramp’ gets the classy treatment at Celebrate Brooklyn

Cinema: Three Charlie Chaplin classics get a live performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Comment

‘Cary’ on! Hollywood icon Grant gets second BAM retrospective

Cinema: He’s still great — and he’s at the Brooklyn Academy of Music all this month. Comment

June, 2010

Hipster loses his cool on Jamaican trip in hot new film — screening tomorrow!

Cinema: A pair of Brooklyn filmmakers has taken two of the fundamental aspects of the borough — hipsters and West Indian culture — and thrown them together in a road trip-flick that is earning awards on the festival circuit. Comment

Outdoor film series and festivals take over Brooklyn this summer

Cinema: Brooklyn will be a hotbed this summer for movie-lovers, with myriad film series happening all over the borough. Here’s a run-down of a few of our favorites. Comment

Brooklyn film festival leads with, of course, a movie about bloggers!

Cinema: Well, it wouldn’t be a Brooklyn film festival without one, right? Comment

May, 2010

Zombie king takes Brooklyn!

Cinema: This event is BYOB — bring your own brain. Comment

April, 2010

Ray Tintori is only 26 years old — and he gets a retrospective?

Cinema: If you were as good as he, you’d have one, too. Comment

January, 2010

The L.A. story — Cynthia Wade quits Slope for Hollywood

Cinema: Park Slope is losing an Oscar-winning director to Los Angeles. Comment

Meet a true film celebrity — Brooklyn Heights

Cinema: Writer-director Peter Hedges narrates a love story to a great cinematic neighborhood. Comments (3)

This guy’s ‘Apostles’ are one dirty-mouthed bunch

Cinema: If Jesus’s apostles were from Brooklyn, the Bible would have been for mature audiences only. Then again, there would also be a lot more passages about friendship. Comments (6)