The Year's Best Film
David Lynch's The Straight Story struck me as the best movie of 1999 when I first saw it at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and I have no doubt I'll think the same thing at year's end. How can I be so certain, when the good-movie season has just begun? Let's just say that the only possible answer to that also provides a handy two-word description of Lynch's work overall?it's uncanny.