CHEF – Review by Kristy Puchko

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CHEF_posterAs a critic, it’s impossible to watch Jon Favreau’s Chef and not feel like he is speaking directly to you. I don’t mean in some abstract manner.Chef puts critics on blast, as its plot pivots on the push-and-pull relationships of critics and creators. But it doesn’t just lash out at critics.Chef also recognizes what critics and creative hold in common. It’s a strange thing to feel called out and ultimately understood. But Favreau has always been a filmmaker with a generous spirit and depth. It’s great to see him get back into a film that allows him to show it.

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Kristy Puchko (Archived Contributor)

Kristy Puchko is a New York-based entertainment writer and film critic whose work has appeared on sites like Cinema Blend, Pop Crush, Screen Crush, CBR's Spinoff, Next Movie, The Film Stage, and Jezebel. After receiving her B.A. in Film Studies from Brooklyn College and the Macaulay Honors College, Kristy spent several years in post-production before she was wooed by the world of blogging. Since then, the movie obsession she's harbored since girlhood has served her well, playing into countless editorials, interviews, reviews, and infographics. You can keep up with her on Twitter: @KristyPuchko