With the scheduled opening of East Side Sushiapproaching, I thought it might be fun to pull back the curtain and ask Tim and Erin Archuleta, co-owners of San Francisco’s award-winning and top-rated ICHI Sushi and ICHI Kakiya restaurants, for their takes on the film. Continue reading →
William Gillette was not the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on film—that honor goes to the anonymous lead of a brief nickelodeon-era flicker produced in 1900 by the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. Gillette, however, is the most important. Continue reading →
The successful commercial run of Whiplashcontinues at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco and the Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. Director Damien Chazelle’s first feature made its Bay Area debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival earlier this fall as part of the fest’s Artist in Residence series, presented by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, who introduced the movie and conducted a Q&A with Chazelle afterward. Continue reading →
A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story ) or with Oscar®-winning performers in an HBO miniseries (Mildred Pierce ), Haynes has garnered numerous awards and nominations and an expanding fan base for his provocative and engaging work. Continue reading →
When I saw Jon Favreau‘s latest film Chef(2014) recently, two things occurred to me: I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich, and I needed to talk to the two people I know who have spent most of their adult lives cooking in, or managing, restaurants and teaching others how to cook.