From this week's Bouncer column: The Twin Peaks is soothing. It is soothing from the outside, where the amber-lit patrons look like San Francisco's answer to Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. It is soothing from the inside, where older men huddle around tables and talk about neighborhood gossip. If I am ... More >>
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
A Mexican balladeer makes a handsome subject for a film that goes nowhere
Letters sees WWII from Japanese POV, as Eastwood continues to chip away at the hero myth
The gypsy heart of "Lamento"
Where the indies rule
On exhibit: Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean, and Chinese restaurants
West Side Story shines brilliantly as a model of musical theater
The effort of one small town to remain untouched by time has bred enmity and disaffection as surely as it has produced anything else