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In case you missed it last week, you still have one more chance to catch Cremaster 3, the fifth and final installment of Matthew Barney’s epic Cremaster Cycle. There seems to be no middle ground between admirers and detractors of Barney’s work. But whether or not you agree with New York Times chief art critic Michael Kimmelman’s assessment of Barney’s importance, for sheer over-the-top spectacle, Cremaster 3 is hard to beat. Chuck Stephens of the SF Bay Guardian captures it best in this clever review. Screening this Thursday at the ornate Castro Theater, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a living extension of the baroque world of Barney’s film. Cremaster 3, Thursday June 5, Castro Theater.

- David Lawrence [Wednesday, June 4th, 2003]

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