BURNT – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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burntposterHe’s a bad-boy screwup. So of course he’s the hero. Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) destroyed his culinary career in Paris — he’d earned two Michelin stars — a couple of years ago, but now he washes up in London, determined to earn his third star. How did he destroy his career? He’s an addict — addicted to everything: booze, drugs, sex — but that’s not his problem. His problem is that he is a raging asshole. But it’s okay! He may embody the notorious yet vaunted “ideal” of a chef as an “arrogant prick,” but he’s brilliant. A “genius.” Everyone says so. Even his worst enemy (Matthew Rhys). And absolutely everyone else in the world is in love with him. Read more>>

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).