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Feb 14 2024

The Taste of Things : Movie Review

It’s almost too easy to liken The Taste of Things – originally titled La Passion de Dodin Bouffant – to one of the many multi-course meals featured in the film. You’ve got a brilliant appetizer with an introduction to the film’s dynamics through long takes and a dance of pots, pans, and various foodstuffs; a […]
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Apr 8 2022

Aline (2022) – Movie Review

Aline, director/writer/star Valérie Lemercier’s fictional biography of singer Céline Dion, reminds me of the fictional restaurant McDowell’s and its namesake owner in John Landis’ 1988 film Coming to America. As Mr. McDowell himself puts it, “See, they’re McDonald’s… I’m McDowell’s. They got the Golden Arches; mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac; I […]
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Jul 24 2014

Le Chef

Sometimes, it’s nice to a have a giddy, perfectly pleasant surprise of a movie, and Le Chef (originally titled Comme un Chef) by Daniel Cohen is exactly that. Some of the thematic material (and one character in particular) reminds me a lot of the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, which I also appreciated immensely. This is a […]
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