Kinky In The Kitchen

National Theatre Live: The Kitchen Live (2011)

Title: National Theatre Live: The Kitchen Live (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 180 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-06 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans.Fifteen hundred customers an' half of them eating fish. I had to start work on a Friday.Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe - English, Irish, German, Jewish - argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.

The Kitchen (2012)

Title: The Kitchen (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-08 (DVD)
2013-03-15 (Theater)
Cast: Laura Prepon Matt Bush Bryan Greenberg Dreama Walker Tate Ellington
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jennifer (Laura Prepon) is turning 30 and her best friend, Stan (Matt Bush), is throwing her a party. But she is in no mood to celebrate. She just left her job, as well as her cheating boyfriend, Paul (Bryan Greenberg). Her cynical little sister Penny (Dreama Walker) is threatening to overshadow the whole affair with the most inappropriate party announcement. And she is pretty sure she's too old to still be living with her creepy roommate. What starts out as a well-intentioned day of celebration quickly spirals into a most ill-fated disaster, from an ex-boyfriend who can't "get enough" to the bands dueling in the backyard and from disloyal friends showing their true colors to a manic-depressive party photographer who may have forgotten to take his meds. In this hilarious ensemble comedy set entirely inside a kitchen, turning 30 has never looked this chaotic! (c) Monterey Media

The Silence (2013)

Title: The Silence (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-08 (Theater)
Cast: Ulrich Thomsen Wotan Wilke Mohring Katrin Sass Burghart Klaussner Sebastian Blomberg
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

THE SILENCE begins 23 years ago on a hot summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen-In a Better World, Fear Me Not), as his helpless friend Timo (Wotan Wilke Moehring-Soul Kitchen) watches. Now, in the present day, on the exact same date, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again. Recently widowed detective David (Sebastian Blombeg-The Baader Meinhof Complex) and his colleague Janna (Jule Boewe) struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes with the help of Krischan (Burghart Klaussner-The White Ribbon, The Edukators), the retired investigator of the unresolved case. While Sinikka's distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty, their daughter's fate rips open unhealed wounds in the heart of Pia's mother (Katrin Sass, Goodbye Lenin) and sends Timo in search of Peer and their own old desires. (c) Music Box Films

Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)

Title: Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 117 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-03 (Theater)
Cast: Tanna Frederick Michael Emil Judd Nelson David Proval Diane Salinger
Genre: Drama Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (mother Diane Salinger, father Jack Heller, uncle David Proval, boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is onstage. Like so many actors she is not completely sure about the difference between real life and the theater and - as she willingly admits - she really doesn't want to. Stinging from a recent romantic break-up, she retreats to the safety of her parents' ramshackle upstate country house - just 45 minutes from Broadway- where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's non-Jewish fiance (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder, which is presided over by another uncle (Michael Emil). Family secrets, sibling rivalries and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge, but at what cost?

Hecho En Mexico (2012)

Title: Hecho En Mexico (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Alejandro Fernandez Kinky Karla Morrison Chavela Vargas
Genre: Documentary Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film showcases the richness of Mexican music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews from Diego Luna, Lila Downs and many more leading personalities. The result is an inspiring and often funny musical road trip through modern day "Mexicanity", which resonates globally. (c) Pantalion Films

The Chef (Comme un chef) (2012)

Title: The Chef (Comme un chef) (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-23 (Theater)
Cast: Jean Reno Michael Youn Raphaelle Agogue James Gerard Julien Boisselier
Genre: Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jacky, a self-trained cook with haute-cuisine ambitions, gets canned from a series of menial cooking jobs. His pregnant girlfriend Beatrice tries to halt their financial meltdown by arranging a handyman position for him at an old folks home, but he can't resist the siren call of the kitchen. Meanwhile, Alexandre, chef of the three-star establishment Cargo Lagarde, faces a crisis of a different sort. Stanislaw, the son of his retired business partner, wants him to cut costs and introduce molecular gastronomy.

Augustine (2013)

Title: Augustine (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-17 (Theater)
Cast: Chiara Mastroianni Olivier Rabourdin Vincent Lindon Gregoire Colin Roxane Duran
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

After suffering an inexplicable seizure which leaves her paralyzed on her right side,19-year-old illiterate kitchen maid Augustine (27 year-old singer-turned-actress Soko in a break out performance), is shipped off to Paris' all female psychiatric hospital Pitie-Salpetriere which specializes in detecting the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Augustine captures the attention of Dr. Charcot (Vincent Lindon, Mademoiselle Chambon, Welcome) after a seizure which appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject hypnotizing her in front of fellow doctors - as she displays her spectacular fits in lecture halls - and eventually blurring the lines between doctor and patient. (c) Music Box Films

Haute Cuisine (2013)

Title: Haute Cuisine (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-20 (Theater)
Cast: Catherine Frot Jean d'Ormesson Hippolyte Girardot Arthur Dupont Brice Fournier
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d'Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysee Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps... -- (C) Weinstein

Stage Fright (2014)

Title: Stage Fright (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-07 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Allie MacDonald Douglas Smith Brandon Uranowitz Minnie Driver Meat Loaf
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. (c) Magnet

The Royal Opera House: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (2012)

Title: The Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 170 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-05 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. It was The Royal Ballet's first full-length work since 1995 and was instantly acclaimed as a classic. Joby Talbot's score combines sweeping melodies, which gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century, with contemporary effects. Bob Crowley's wildly imaginative sets and costumes draw on puppetry, projections and masks to bring Wonderland to life. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters down the rabbit hole: from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious rendition of the famous Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty; to dancing playing cards; a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. There is a love narrative for Alice and the Knave of Hearts, and they dance a tender pas de deux at the close of Act II. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll's story -- a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and an unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail.

Chef (2014)

Title: Chef (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Jon Favreau Sofia Vergara John Leguizamo Bobby Cannavale Dustin Hoffman
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (c) Open Road

Forgetting The Girl (2013)

Title: Forgetting The Girl (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-11 (Theater)
Cast: Christopher Denham Lindsay Beamish Elizabeth Rice Anna Camp Paul Sparks
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. Kevin is obsessed with finding a girl who can help him forget his unpleasant past. However, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. As the rejections mount, Kevin's futile search for happiness and love becomes overwhelmingly turbulent, forcing him to take desperate measures. Shot in a variety of NYC locales, from Hell's Kitchen to Greenpoint, Forgetting the Girl is a gritty vision of the city and its denizens. The tightly-woven thriller blends recollections with reality to craft an intense character study of the psychologically-scarred protagonist. As beautiful as it is dark, the tense narrative slowly boils under the surface until it unleashes an unsettling climax that will not be easily forgotten.(c) Official Site

My Best Enemy (2013)

Title: My Best Enemy (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 109 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu Georg Friedrich Ursula Strauss Marthe Keller Udo Samel
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

In prewar Vienna, Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu/Soul Kitchen, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Run Lola Run) and Rudi Smekal (Georg Friedrich/ Import/Export, Klimt, The Piano Teacher) had been the closest of friends, ever since childhood. But with Austria's annexation into the Third Reich, Rudi throws his lot in with the Nazis, hoping to gain a leg up by denouncing his Jewish friend and confiscating a Michelangelo sketch owned by Victor's family. The Kaufmanns are sent to a camp-until the authorities discover they only managed to take a forgery, with the whereabouts of the genuine artwork known only to Victor. Determined to find the real Michelangelo, the Nazis bring Victor in for interrogation. But a stormy night and a partisan attack upend their plans, and Victor seizes an opportunity to turn the tables on his captors through a daring scheme of switched identities. (c) IFC

Daylight (2011)

Title: Daylight (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 73 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-24 (DVD)
2011-07-15 (Theater)
Cast: Aidan Redmond Michael Godere Ivan Martin Alexandra Meierhans Aylam Orian
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

On their way to a wedding, Danny and Irene pick up a hitchhiker - throwing the film in the direction of the conventional rural kidnapper thriller. But with the skill of director David Barker and his miraculous cast and crew, Daylight emerges as much, much more than just another exploitation picture. Kidnappers Renny, Leo, and Murphy enact a bizarre and terrifying ritual of politeness, endowing such scenes as the passing of a bread knife at a kitchen table with a threat of ferocious violence - but also trust. Alexandra Meierhans - pregnant as the character Irene, and pregnant in real life - delivers an astonishing performance as the female lead. Simultaneously vulnerable and dangerous, a captive and a seductress, she somehow struggles to survive and endure, bringing the audience along with her through to the shattering conclusion. -- (C) Cinema Purgatorio

Aurora (2011)

Title: Aurora (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 181 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-10 (DVD)
2011-06-29 (Theater)
Cast: Clara Voda Catrinel Dumitrescu Luminita Gheorghiu Cristi Puiu Valentin Popescu
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A mesmerizing new masterwork from the director of the critically-acclaimed The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora is a murder mystery turned on its head - where the mystery's not the culprit, but the motive. Inside a non-descript apartment kitchen, a man and a woman discuss the inconsistencies in Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. Behind a line of abandoned trailers, on the outskirts of Bucharest, the same man waits for something or someone to arrive. At a metallurgical factory, he collects two hand-made firing pins secretly prepared by a coworker. The man's name is Viorel. He is 42 years old, divorced, a father of two young girls, and today he will carry out a plan that will bring order to his world. -- (C) Cinema Guild

The Incident (2012)

Title: The Incident (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-04 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Rupert Evans Kenny Doughty Joseph Kennedy Dave Legeno Marcus Garvey
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

George, Max and Ricky are in a rock band. Between small gigs and rehearsals, they hope for their big breakthrough. In the meanwhile, someone has to pay the bills! So they work in the kitchen of a high security asylum. Good pay, minimum risk - they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night, just before dinner time, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive. They just have to wait for it - and survive until then.

Three Stars (2012)

Title: Three Stars (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-13 (Theater)
Cast: Yannick Alleno Elena Arzak Juan Maria Arzak Sven Elverfeld Sergio Herman
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Focusing on ten Michelin 3 Star chefs, Three Stars depicts the everyday drama of life in gourmet restaurants and includes exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access to some of the world's most talented chefs as they work in their gastronomic laboratories, hunt for exquisite ingredients in local markets, and gather rare edible plants along rough coastlines. It reveals the business of cooking on the highest level and highlights the various kitchen routines and culinary philosophies of chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Yannick Alleno, and Olivier Roellinger.

Gut Renovation (2013)

Title: Gut Renovation (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-06 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Welcome to Williamsburg, New York's new bohemia. Or is it? In the late 1980s artists moved into this working class neighborhood, populated by small manufacturers, Polish butchers, and auto repair shops, just across the East River. SoHo took 30 years to change from an artists' bohemia to an art gallery hotspot, to an outdoor shopping mall; Williamsburg's demise has been much faster, due in part to a 2005 zoning law change. With a winning combination of wit, anger, and political savvy, filmmaker Su Friedrich, and co-writer Cathy Quinlan, record how the neighborhood has changed from when they arrived in 1989 to the rich-hipster haven it has become. Friedrich casts a jaundiced eye on the sleek granite kitchen counters featured at the condo openings she attends; she paints graffiti on construction fences ("Artists Used To Live Here") and comments wryly on her new neighbors ("What's with all the fancy dogs?"). She gives up mapping all new construction with building number 173. For anyone who has ever moved to an affordable neighborhood only to find that gentrification renders it unaffordable - this is the movie for you. (c) Film Forum

Small Apartments (2013)

Title: Small Apartments (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2013-02-19 (DVD)
2013-02-05 (Theater)
Cast: Matt Lucas Billy Crystal Juno Temple James Marsden Peter Stormare
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Franklin Franklin plays the alphorn and dreams of Switzerland. His crazy brother sends him fingernail clippings in the mail. One of his neighbors is a forgetful pot-head, the other a gruff busybody who doesn't miss anything. Across the street live a mother and her fifteen-year-old daughter, whom he likes to watch from his window, but none of these are Franklin's real problem. His real problem is that his landlord is dead, laid out on the linoleum of his kitchen, and Switzerland seems farther away all the time. (c) Official site

Stitches (2012)

Title: Stitches (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-02 (DVD)
2013-04-01 (Theater)
Cast: Ross Noble Tommy Knight Gemma-Leah Devereux Riki Blich Shira Katzenelenbogen
Genre: Drama Horror Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

STITCHES, starring funny man ROSS NOBLE, is the black-comedy horror that has become one of the most anticipated films of the season. Directed by CONOR MCHAHON (Dead Meat), the film enjoyed a hugely successful screening at this year's Frightfest and won TOTAL FILM's 'Best Death' Award. Jaded Richard Grindle is the sleaziest clown working the children's party circuit in Ireland. Arriving late to one birthday, his timing is off, the bratty kids a nightmare and a prank goes horribly wrong - he falls on a kitchen knife and goes to that Big Top in the sky. Years later the same nasty kids attend another more grown up bash. Little do they know, thanks to a black magic clown cult, Stitches will be the uninvited guest of honour seeking revenge on those responsible for his untimely death. Laughs and gore combine in this twisted tale which also sees some fantastic performances from its young and upcoming cast that includes; TOMMY KNIGHT (Doctor Who) and GEMMA-LEAH DEVEREUX (The Tudors).(c) Official Site