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Dining, Eat Just for Me

Just for Me

Though I field restaurant questions on an almost daily basis, there are times when I draw a blank, even when the question is mine. The other day it was where to have breakfast with Craig Seligman, in town briefly for…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Local Film Critic

Last year, Thomson, a Brit living in Pacific Heights, released a fourth edition of his massive Biographical Dictionary of Film. It's an odd, addictive book, nearly 1,000 pages of the author's highly personal sketches (with room for both Rin Tin…
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Calendar, Night&Day All Hail Kael

All Hail Kael

"I regard criticism as an art." With this simple declaration, the film critic Pauline Kael, who died this September at age 82 of Parkinson's disease, summed up the raison d'être of her distinguished, 40-plus-year career with characteristic self-confidence, panache, and…
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Film, Just a Bowl Full of Sugar

Just a Bowl Full of Sugar

In a mid-1980s Saturday Night Live sketch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus played a college freshman home for Thanksgiving. Dressed in a tie-dyed T-shirt and full of newfound contempt for her parents' lifestyle, money, and morals, she screamed, "I won't eat your bourgeois…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday january 31 Keep a Goin' Most people agree that the '70s were a golden age for American film and film writing. Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese created challenging works with major studio money; Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper used…
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