A La Carte: A restaurant at the top of the stairs surprises; Costa Brava expands.
Long Cuts: Paul Thomas Anderson's new film, 'Magnolia,' tries to out-Chekhov Robert Altman's 'Short Cuts.'
Mommy Dearest: Director Pedro Almodóvar draws influences from classic films to take a new look at a mother's adaptability in 'All About My Mother.'
The 10 Spot: The Actors' Theatre's annual festival of 10-minute plays plunges audiences into a crucible of drama.
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