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Zoom and Pan: The Gleaners and I

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Welcome to the first edition of Zoom and Pan, Eat Me Daily's newest 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: The Gleaners and I
These days, food films and television [...]

Trailer for Le Grand Chef: Kimchi War [video]

Here's the trailer for Le Grand Chef: Kimchi War, currently playing in theaters. The prequel to the 2007 film Le Grand Chef, Kimchi War follows two chefs competing in a culinary contest created to popularize kimchi outside of Korea, and was based on a graphic novel. Although the trailer speaks the universal language of food [...]

Brittany Murphy in The Ramen Girl [movies, video]

Brittany Murphy (RIP) starred in the 2008 film The Ramen Girl (Amazon), playing Abby, an American dumped by her boyfriend in Tokyo who finds her true calling: to make ramen. Brittany Murphy was actually pretty well-cast as a whiny privileged expat determined to learn the way of the noodle from the tyrannical master ramen [...]

Whip It Food Fight [video]

What can’t be missed in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It, the new roller derby dramedy, is the B-movie-esque food fight scene. The french fry with ketchup stuck to the face is a valiant first assault, but it’s the requisite “FIGHT!!!” high school outcry (from none other than Barrymore herself) that really gets us. Not to [...]

The Short Film Hala Hala's Uncommon Economic Indicator at the Blackout Film Festival NYC

The annual Blackout Film Festival is this Saturday in New York City, and this year's theme is The Great Recession. Among the shorts is the film, Hala Hala's Uncommon Economic Indicator, an animated film created by The New York Times' Brooklyn blogger and illustrator Isaac Littlejohn Eddy, and narrated by the owner of Fort Greene's [...]

Teaser Trailer for Bitter Feast [video]

Here's a teaser trailer for the film Bitter Feast, a comic thriller about a television chef who kidnaps one of his critics after a bad review. Super-low budget, it claims to be the first feature to be shot on a DSLR camera. Mario Batali is set to play the owner of the restaurant, but isn't [...]

Julie & Julia Review Wrapup [metacriticsm]

Well, the reviews are in: The general consensus, as expected: Meryl Streep is great, the Julia Child half is great, the Julie Powell half: not so much. Overall, it's not tracking well: As of this writing, it has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 60 on Metacritic. On with the [...]

Julie & Julia's Real Star: Mastering The Art of French Cooking

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The conversation surrounding the release of Julie & Julia has fluttered around plenty of topics: this is a movie about old media versus new; this is a movie about women being strong in the kitchen; this is a movie about the transformative power of cooking; this is a movie about Julia [...]

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