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Game Face - on Netflix

A documentary about two athletes who are coming out. It focuses on Fallon Fox, a lesbian trans woman who fights MMA, and Terrence Clemens, a basketball player at a 2-year college. Both are black. This was very sweet and nice. There was some anti-trans language (clips from the media talking about Fallon) but it really focused on the athletes and stayed upbeat. Recommended.

Chef - on Netflix.

A sweet comedy / drama about a man who is a chef at a fancy restaurant. He feels that his creativity is stifled. He gets into a Twitter war with a reviewer and eventually quits his job. Later, with the help of his ex-wife, he starts a food truck featuring Cubanos, working with his son and a sou chef from the restaurant. This is a well-done movie with an all-star cast. I was irritated by the male fantasy aspects of it: John Favreau is romantically paired with Scarlett Johanssen and Sofia Vergara? And they are the only two women in the film, except a tiny role for Amy Sedaris.

Date: 2017-03-31 03:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] were_duck
I agree with your criticisms and also I really loved Chef. I thought it was beautiful and I liked that the ex-wife wasn't a bad guy.

Date: 2017-04-02 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
That was clearly the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever. Although I cannot imagine working in those close confines for hours.

Date: 2017-03-31 05:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
John Favreau, alas. All the women in his big films wear flattering clothes and fuck-me pumps. Possibly less sexist than Trump, but that's a very low bar.

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