The Lunchbox

The Lunchbox – India – 2014 – Comedy/Romance.  “The Lunchbox is the kind of picture that envelopes you like a warm blanket, charming you with its slow-building affection and life-altering curries.” Jess Lomas, Quickflix Middle class housewife Ila hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox… Continue reading The Lunchbox

Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast – Denmark/France – 1987 – Drama.  Artistic, sensual and sacred passions unite in this Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film. “A gentle, generous film about grace. Oh, and grub.”.-Total Film. “A fable told with passion, intelligence, and sumptuousness.”-Los Angeles Times.  Babette is a 19th century Parisian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough Danish… Continue reading Babette’s Feast

Chef

Chef – USA – 2014 – Comedy.  Jon Favreau (writer, director, producer, actor)   A talented chef quits his soul-destroying job at a trendy L.A. restaurant.  Broke, and looking for inspiration and meaning, he grabs his long-neglected young son, and returns to his roots in Cuban Miami, where father and son fix up a food truck.… Continue reading Chef

The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters – Canada – 2012 – Documentary.  Travels across culture, history, and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat.  The ranks of the fruit obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives, and even movie star Bill Pullman. Fruit hunters dedicate themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic… Continue reading The Fruit Hunters