CHEF
2014, Open Road Films, 115 min, USA, Dir: Jon Favreau

Writer-director Jon Favreau stars in this delicious comedy as chef Carl Casper, whose efforts to launch a restaurant in Los Angeles crash and burn. Returning to his native Miami, Carl hopes to bury the hatchet with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara) and reclaim his spatula as proprietor of El Jefe Cubanos - a food truck he is determined to drive back to L.A. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and John Leguizamo are among the all-star cast.


LOST IN TRANSLATION
2003, Focus Features, 105 min, USA, Japan, Dir: Sofia Coppola

Two Americans cross paths one night in a luxury hotel bar in Tokyo. Bob (Bill Murray, never better) is a movie star shooting a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi). This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. A box office hit, LOST IN TRANSLATION was nominated for four Oscars, earning one for director Sofia Coppola’s Best Original Screenplay.


HITCHCOCK
2012, Fox Searchlight, USA, Dir: Sacha Gervasi

Based on Stephen Rebello's book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Sacha Gervasi's love story for movie lovers centers on the rotund Master of Suspense (Anthony Hopkins) and his smart, discerning wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Hitch's most shocking, daring and influential film, PSYCHO. With Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles.


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