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Culturekiosque Cinema Reviews

Our editors' eclectic take on noteworthy cinema.

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Film Review: 'Arrival'

At a time when the vast majority of Americans can use a diversion from current events, "Arrival" manages to entertainingly distract while being thoughtfully provocative, and gives us hope that not all monsters are as scary as they first appear.

One For the Kids, One For the Old Fogies

'Deadpool' excels, 'Hail, Caesar!' tanks, and Philip Revzin muses on how audience age is reflected in box office receipts.

Film Review: 'Spotlight'

When dogged investigative reporters refuse to let the story die, the Boston Archdiocese and the entire Catholic Church find their darkest secrets splashed across the pages of the Boston Globe. Film reviewer Philip Revzin comments on Director Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight."

Don't Feel Sorry for Star Wars

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' may have been largely ignored by the Motion Picture Academy, but don't feel sorry for the Walt Disney Company.

Film Review: 'The Big Short'

An all-star cast is employed to make a compelling movie about an unlikely subject, providing a cautionary tale of how big banks and investment firms created the sub-prime mortgage disaster - and how they may be repeating the same mistakes today. Philip Revzin reviews.

Sebastião Salgado's New Film Opens in US Cinemas

The Brazilian photographer's Sony Pictures Classics release is in French, Portuguese and English with English subtitles, and is Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing images of violence and human suffering, and for nudity.

Black Bird Sells for $4 Million 

The iconic statuette of The Maltese Falcon was the top lot in a special sale in New York of Hollywood memorabilia.

The Great Gatsby

Melynda Nuss on Burt Luhrmann's extravagant adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age novel.

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2000 Academy Awards: Oscar Overview and Capsule Reviews

Oscar 2000 Best Picture predictions and capsule movie reviews of the nominees, by the staff of Culturekiosque.

3:10 to Yuma

Melynda Nuss reviews the remake of the classic 1957 Western about a desperate, small-time rancher who takes an assignment to transport a notorious outlaw to Yuma for imprisonment.

A Dangerous Method

David Cronenburg’s new film explores how sex, anti-semitism and the professional rivalry of Sigmund Freud and his acolyte, Carl Jung, held sway at the dawn pyschoanalysis.
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