Welcome to Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's food n' film column. Each week, Soleil Ho of Heavy Table will tear apart a food-centric movie scene and, with luck, decipher the meaning behind all the food porn. This week: Fast Food Nation
When Food, Inc. (buy it) was released in 2009, it seemed to be an [...]
Last Thursday Robert Kenner was on The Daily Show to promote his film Food Inc. It's mainly standard talking points, but Jon Stewart couldn't help but break out the pancake and sausage on a stick: "What if everything we ate was on a stick? And that the stick was somewhat indistinguishable from whatever it was [...]
Food, Inc opens Friday, and reviews so far have been extremely favorable — for example, it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here, in no particular order, are a bunch of reviews (including gasp! some negative ones from expected sources).
David Edelstein for New York magazine:
The sheer scale of the movie is mind-blowing—it touches on [...]
Forget summer action blockbusters, nothing beats the heat like a food documentary, and three of them are headed your way in June:
End of the Line, about the perils of overfishing, opens June 19th in New York City and Los Angeles (June 8th in the UK), and then spreads out from there.
Food, Inc., about the dangers [...]