Oct 202015
 

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Celebrity chefs are the new rock stars. People queue to see them, they sell out venues, command very high “performance fees” and have the attitude to pull it all off. In Burnt, our celebrity chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) has fallen from grace and is plotting his comeback. What he craves is power, infamy, and perfection. Burnt is reviewed after the jump.

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May 202015
 

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Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn), from a debut screenplay from award-winning playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell, Woman in Gold is based on the extraordinary true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles who fought the Austrian government to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s iconic painting of her aunt, ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’, stripped of all identity and re-named ‘Woman in Gold’, after it was confiscated from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Learn more about the story and why I recommend it this week after the jump.

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