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Culturekiosque Cinema Reviews

Our editors' eclectic take on noteworthy cinema.

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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.

Latin Cinema on Screens in New York: Havana Film Festival 2013

Nineteen features compete for the Havana Star Prize for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary.

'Lincoln' at Face Value

Valiant effort aside, ultimately Spielberg's opus fails to target below the (bewhiskered) surface.

Caesar Must Die

The Taviani brothers present Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in a performance by inmates of Rome’s maximum security Rebibbia prison.

Pasolini Retrospective Opens at MOMA

During his lifetime Pier Paolo Pasolini's challenging films were condemned and frequently banned for their raw sexuality, casual violence and rejection of middle-class values.

King Kong Movie Poster Fetches $388,375 at Auction

The 1933 movie poster had a pre-auction estimate of $80,000.

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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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