CHEF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey jr, Gary Collins. Food, glorious food! There have been lots of films like Julia And Julia, Eat Drink Man Woman, No Reservations, the romantic comedy Simply Irresistible, and 1996's Big Night that have mixed drama with fabulous, mouthwatering food and complicated family relationships, and Chef joins that short list. Chef is an unexpected cinematic treat. Jon Favreau leaves behind Continue reading

WOMAN ON TOP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fina Torres Stars: Penelope Cruz, Murilo Benicio, Mark Feuerstein, Harold Perrineau jr Food, romance, sex, magic. It's a recipe that has been well used by film makers to tantalise audiences with a mix of mouth watering gastronomic delights and insightful explorations of complex personal relationships (Big Night, Like Water For Chocolate, Simply Irresistible, Soul Food, Au Petit Marguery, etc). The same ingredients are very much in evidence in Woman On Top, a light weight confection that will please audiences starved for enjoyable Continue reading