'All About Eve'
Chronicling a couple years of life swirling around the aging Broadway star Margo Channing—the great Bette Davis in her greatest role
—All About Eve
is the rare star vehicle that's also a flat-out masterpiece. Writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's script remains the Platonic ideal of the dialogue-driven screenplay
, enabling an array of rich, twisty performances. But towering above all is Davis, whose immersion into the profound grotesquerie of Margo Channing is total. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, 523-3935. 6:30 pm, $5–$8.