The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström, is an interesting and enjoyable
summer food film that has a lot going for it, while also not quite hitting the mark. Based on a best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais, the film was produced by Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and features a generally wonderful ensemble cast, but is also a somewhat confounding experience. Briefly summarized, The Hundred-Foot Journey tells the story of a successful Indian restaurateur and his family of servers and cooks, and their attempt to make a home for themselves in Europe following the burning of their restaurant and death of the family’s chef and mother.

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Fed Up

Fed Up, which premiered in theaters on May 9th, is the latest entry in the world of curated dystopian shock-umentaries which focus on how our eating habits are eventually going to turn us into the lazy floating blob-people from Pixar’s WALL-E. That description might sound somewhat critical, but here’s the thing: they got it right. They got it so, so right.

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Sriracha: A Documentary Film

In June 2013, when Illinois filmmaker Griffin Hammond proposed a documentary about Sriracha hot sauce, over 1,000 fans pre-ordered the film within one month. Filmed in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Si Racha, Thailand, Hammond explains the origins of the sauce and profiles David Tran, the man who made “rooster sauce” a staple in American kitchens.

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Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie

“Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie” is the fictional portrayal of an up-and-coming fine dining establishment owned and operated by two brothers, General Manager Lyle Reynolds and Executive Chef Antonio Reynolds. The movie, both filmed and set in Chicago, is the latest work by Group Mind Film’s John Burka and Jay Sukow (co-written by Todd Wojcik).

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