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Chef (2014)

Chef - Jon Favreau, posterDirector: Jon Favreau

Writer: Jon Favreau

Cast: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale

Cert: 15

Running time: 114mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: Iron Man director Jon Favreau goes personal and indie with a small movie that’s big on flavour. Favreau is renowned chef Carl Casper, tired of churning out the same old menu, looking to take his cuisine back to basics by taking his culinary arts on the road in a food truck. A tasty cast including John Leguizamo, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Iron Man chums Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey, Jr provide the filling in a lovingly crafted movie.

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The full verdict: Chef writer, director, producer and star Jon Favreau sees the movie as an opportunity to reinvigorate his cr...

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InRealLife

InRealLife Dogwoof Documentary Quad PosterDirector: Beebon Kidron

Cert: 15

Running time: 89mins

Year: 2013

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The lowdown: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and Bridget Jones sequel director Beebon Kidron turns her viewfinder toward the Internet’s effect on young people. But, the Web is a big place and Kidron’s attempt to squeeze everything into 89 minutes leaves this documentary rather less than 3G.  Plus, there is the grumbling sense the director has never used Facebook or Twitter or the other elements of the Web of which she seems very suspicious.

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The full verdict: Internet porn’s affect on young men and women’s attitude toward sex. The youth of today’s obsession with social media enabled gadgets. Teen dating in a virtual age. Gaming addiction. Web celebs. Cyber-bullying.

InRealLife could not be accused of lacking ambi...

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