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Movie Review: “The Menu”

Movie Review:  “The Menu”







Kris and Jose will be posting movie reviews and concept discussions from their “I Married a Film Snob” YouTube channel in this space on a periodic basis.  Jose is a film scholar and Kris is a film enthusiast.  Together they have viewed MANY films — from Charlie Chaplin’s silent black & white classic “Modern Times” to today’s current releases.  Jose studied Film Theory at University of Miami, has produced/directed short films and documentaries, and in the past co-ran the Cosford Cinema for 3 years showing classics, foreign/indie films, and new releases. Throughout the years, Kris has expanded her palette and come to appreciate a diverse array of genres and artistic films, thanks to Jose’s “home film school”, and is now just as adept at breaking down and deconstructing film analysis.

Kris and Jose’s well-honed insights will expand your thinking about the films they discuss.

Stay tuned.


— Raymond Elman, ArtSpeak founding editor-in-chief


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THE MENU:  17:47 min.  

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to an island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.


Comments from Raymond Elman, founding editor-in-chief of ArtSpeak

My wife and I are pretty good cooks.  She is better than I am.  Our son is a noted master chef living in the Vancouver, Canada area.  He has cooked for discriminating diners across the Western hemisphere — from Antarctica to Alaska.  He currently has four food-related businesses and counting, and he has cooked in some of the best restaurants in the world.  When we asked him via text if he had screened “The Menu,” he replied, “Haha. Yeah.  It’s wild.”  We couldn’t agree more.  “The Menu” has many plot and character twists, and presents an extreme view of the world of professional cooking.  We thoroughly enjoyed it.


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