Movies: In Search of Israeli Cuisine, Boss Baby, Going in Style

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

This unique documentary explores foods of Israel from many different perspectives:  French, Italian, Russian, Lebanese, Persian, Moroccan and others.  It is also an inside tour of the diverse peoples, histories and their culinary cultures and evolution.

Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov leads the audience on a whirl wind tour of Israel to explore the origins and future of the ever changing food scene and its frontier state of mind.

If you are a foodie or a food focused international traveler you will enjoy this film.  It is not rated and runs a hefty 2 hours.

 

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Boss Baby

We had low expectations when we first saw the preview of this film.  Our screening in the theater casted a very different opine with us.  We were struck by the sophisticated screenplay, the quick witted narration that young and old in the audience instantly reacted to.

The cast is surprisingly small.  Alec Balwin is the perfect Boss Baby, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel are the parents.  Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire round out the key characters.

Critics place this movie in the middle of the pack.  Sometimes funny, sometimes generic, often detached from reality.  Newsflash, it is, duh, a twist on cartoons!  We found it inventive and refreshing and most importantly, consistently funny.

Genre is Comedy/Animation, rated PG.  Run time is 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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Going in Style

This is yet another whimsical farce about retired workers confronted with evaporating pension benefits who then decide to rob a bank to get even.  If it were not for the great cast, including Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin it would be just another formula mish mash.

There were also a few scenes that added a little sparkle including bit parts from Christopher Lloyd, Matt Dillion and an outrageously funny cameo by Ann-Margret.

Listed as a Crime/Comedy running 1 hour, 36 minutes.

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