Being stood up sucks, but Bouncer finds solace inside Yancy's Saloon.
Jacques Rivette's Duchess puts a postmodern spin on the oldest of love stories.
A methodical look at how and why we torture in Taxi to the Dark Side
A pair of culottes takes center stage in A.C.T.'s Hedda Gabler
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America
David Mamet's Dr. Faustus doesn't lack for talent, but the wooden performance of its main character kills any interest in the story
LaBute deprives viewers the passion of Byatt's book
Why is a Bay Area filmmaker who cherishes his independence about to direct a $40 million studio film?
An honest, witty collection of memoirs and essays on how we derive meaning from literature
Merchant and Ivory return, as rarefied as ever -- this time with Henry James
A Black Nativity, Noh Christmas Carol '99, The Turn of the Screw
The first SF Weekly Black Box Awards
A neo-noir, an Ur-neo-noir, and a black political satire color a pallid year of retreads, bogus events, and charity cases.
A critical guide to week two of the Mill Valley Film Fest
The Nutty Professor Directed by Tom Shadyac. Starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett. Phenomenon Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring John Travolta and Kyra Sedgwick. Purple Noon Directed by Rene Clement. Starring Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet.