Posthumous is the first feature written and produced by The Farewell’s Lulu Wang. When I really like a movie I go and try and found out everything I can about the project and the creators who made it. So after watching The Farewell I ended up watching a video interview where Wang mentions her first … Continue reading Posthumous Review
I just finished watching Jon Favreau’s Chef. I heard about this film a lot but I never was able to see the film whether because I couldn’t afford to rent or subscribe to a streaming site. First of all, I love food. One of my favorite things to do is to eat food that … Continue reading Chef’s Review
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