Four films worth seeing: Belle, Chef, Million Dollar Arm, Fed Up

Jon Hamm, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma and Pitobash in a scene from the movie "Million Dollar Arm" (CNS/Disney)

"Belle" -- This film is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a British sea captain (Matthew Goode) in the 18th century. Belle grows up with a cousin in the mansion of her uncle, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), the chief justice of England, and his wife (Emily Watson). It is a story about the power of cultural mores and the law when England was beginning to challenge the legitimacy of the slave trade. Belle influences her uncle … [Read more...]

The Kings of Pastry

A delight for the eyes: Kings of Pastry review … [Read more...]

“Confront the duck!” Julia/Julie is a charmer

 I don't have time for a full review but if you want to be charmed by a film about life, love and food - get thee to a theater. Meryl and amy do it again. Oh, and Norah Ephron and Stanley Tucci as well. … [Read more...]


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