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Mar 16 2015

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

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Windy’s Pick of the Week: Chef

Unexpectedly, I’m picking a recent movie. Chef came out just a year ago, but I feel like most people completely missed it. Which is a darn shame, as this is a fantastic amuse-bouche of a movie. Jon Favreau wrote, directs, and stars in this movie about a chef who has unknowingly let his life go the wrong direction. When the truth about how unhappy he is finally crashes down on him spectacularly, he has to rebuild his life by reminding himself of what it is he truly loves. Favreau’s love of food is ALL over this movie, and you’ll definitely want to stock up on quality nosh before hitting play. But it’s on Netflix streaming right now, so you’ve really got no excuse. True fact: my husband watched this without me, and was willing to re-watch it within a week because he wanted to watch it again. P.S. John LeGuizamo too.

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Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Seven Psychopaths

Brought to us by the same writer/director who brought us In Bruges (also great), Seven Psychopaths is bizarre, poppy, and loaded with great character actors doing great character actor things. Are there indeed seven psychopaths? Check. Are they chasing after a down-and-out screenwriter in Los Angeles? Yup. Is this all about a stolen shih-tsu? Sure is. Does this movie have Christopher Walken in one of his strangest roles? Oh yeah. It’s like this film was actively trying for cult film status.

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