Dining Is a Minefield in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’

How the film’s food scenes prove both seductive and sinister In Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, which was nominated for six Oscars this week, food is used as a weapon in a struggle for control. The breakfast table in the film’s early moments is Chekhov’s rifle on the wall. Dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock’s (Daniel Day-Lewis) reaction to morning … Continue reading Dining Is a Minefield in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’

Even With 6-Second Ads on the Rise, Brands like Heinz, KFC and Taco Bell are Creating Animated Films to Try and Stand Out

Just as animated TV shows for adults (think cult favorite Rick and Morty or Netflix’s Big Mouth) are having a moment, animated films for brands are hitting their own stride. Tech brands like Lyft and Hinge have used the medium in recent years and over the last few months a new wave of marketers—Heinz Beans, … Continue reading Even With 6-Second Ads on the Rise, Brands like Heinz, KFC and Taco Bell are Creating Animated Films to Try and Stand Out

New Vegan Documentary Alert: ‘The Yoyo Effect’ Trailer Is Now Out

The upcoming movie has been billed as 'the film the weight loss industry doesn't want you to see' The award-winning filmmaker behind renowned vegan documentary Food Choices has revealed the trailer for his upcoming film The Yoyo Effect. The new movie, which will be produced by Michal Siewierski, has been billed as 'the film the weight loss industry doesn't … Continue reading New Vegan Documentary Alert: ‘The Yoyo Effect’ Trailer Is Now Out

Anthony Bourdain looks at culinary sustainability in documentary ‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’

Taking a lively approach to an increasingly serious 21st century issue, the skillfully assembled documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” proves as eye-opening as it is mouth-watering. Although host-narrator Anthony Bourdain glibly professes his initial reluctance to take part in the proactive project because, “I don’t even know that we deserve to live,” the … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain looks at culinary sustainability in documentary ‘Wasted! The Story of Food Waste’

It’s Apple Time, Baby: J.B. Smoove Stars in “Crown Royal Regal Apple: The Musical”

Crown Royal, one of America's best-selling and most-loved whiskies, has re-enlisted the creative brilliance of actor and comedian J.B. Smoove to help fuel its flavored whisky collection, which includes Crown Royal Regal Apple Flavored Whisky and Crown Royal Vanilla Flavored Whisky. As a leader within the nearly 10 million case flavored whisky category that grew 8% … Continue reading It’s Apple Time, Baby: J.B. Smoove Stars in “Crown Royal Regal Apple: The Musical”

Food, folks and film: Yamagata festival dives deep into documentaries

Once an obscure corner of a film world dominated by the fantasies of Hollywood, documentaries are now drawing more attention from both paying audiences and wider society. And the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, whose 15th edition unspools from Oct. 5 to 12 in Yamagata, has long been broadening awareness of the form in Japan … Continue reading Food, folks and film: Yamagata festival dives deep into documentaries