Released in 1957, Sweet Smell of Success is the film-noir classic that dives into the filthy business of gossip columns as practiced by two morally challenged men: Burt Lancaster's J. J. Hunsecker, the nationally syndicated New York columnist with a gift for malevolence, and Tony Curtis's Sidney Falco, an up-and-coming press agent who'll swim through the sewer to get a scoop. Even in our age of paparazzi shots of Britney Spears's labia, Smell still manages to shock. (Central Cinema, 1421 21st Ave, www.central-cinema .com, 7 pm, $6 adv/ $8 DOS, all ages)

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