A couple of years ago Leonardo DiCaprio confided to a friend that he’ll occasionally catch a film at the grungy-ass Beverly Cinema, a repertory house I haven’t gone to since the late ’80s because of the gummy-sticky syrup on the floor that sticks to the soles of your shoes — photo taken Sunday, 10.1.06…but maybe they’ve cleaned up the floors since, and apparently they’ve installed a relatively new sound and projection system; (a) Alpine near Broadway in Chinatown — Sunday, 10.1.06, 9:55 pm; (b) object d’art in front of Pacific Design Center — Saturday, 9.30.06, 9:25 pm; (c) Little Childen costar Patrick Wilson during Toronto Film Festival — he plays a daydreamy married guy…a guy only half imbedded in his own life, and looking to be 15 again…and is, I feel, really and truly exceptional in the role, as good as his celebrated costar Kate Winslet; (d) Taco joint on eastern Melrose, a mile or so west of downtown.