Tag Archives: LASSE HALLSTROM

Cinema Review – The Hundred-Foot Journey

When the Kadam family loses everything in a fire, they leave their native Mumbai behind. Finding themselves in a small French village, they decide to do what they are best at; run a restaurant. The trouble is that 100 feet across the road is Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) Michelin Star restaurant, and she is not too pleased about having competition. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Safe Haven

Katie (Julianne Hough) runs away from a violent situation and finds herself in a small American town that just so happens to be picturesque and filled with incredibly friendly people. It is not long before she strikes up a friendship with Alex (Josh Duhamel), his kids and, reluctantly, Jo (Cobie Smulders), but it won’t be long before Katie’s past catches up with her. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2012 Review – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Alfred (Ewan McGregor) is approached by Harriet (Emily Blunt) to help fulfil the wishes of an Arab Sheikh and bring the sport of fly-fishing to the Yemeni desert. UK government press secretary Patricia (Kristin Scott Thomas) backs the plan and maintains, “We need a good story about the Middle East that doesn’t have explosions”. Continue reading

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