Food-related movies keep coming at us, not just documentaries but feature films in which food plays an integral role. We're pretty happy about that: Vicarious eating via the silver screen is a seriously underrated activity. Here are some films we're excited about this year. Pro tip: You'll probably want to eat before you watch these.
Durant's Never ClosesTom Sizemore plays Jack Durant, a deceased Phoenix restaurateur with Rat Pack aspirations and mobster tendencies, who bypassed his five ex-wives and left everything to his dog instead. (February 26)
City of GoldJonathan Gold, the only Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, unmasks himself for an endearing documentary on his work—and its positive impact on countless immigrant mom-and-pop restaurant owners from all over the world. "We are all citizens of the world, strangers, together," he says in the film. (March 11)
Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story
The famed Chicago chef who sadly took his own life last year allowed documentary cameras to film his life's work for three years before his passing. This documentary preserves some of the magic of his molecular-gastronomy innovations for posterity. (Premieres at SXSW Film Festival in March)
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and James Franco star in an R-rated 3D animated movie for adults. Rogen is Frank, a sausage that tumbles out of a shopping cart and must find its way back to the right aisle by the Fourth of July. (August 12)
Michael Keaton and Laura Dern star in this portrayal of Ray Kroc, the man who acquired McDonald's and built it into a global behemoth. (November 25)
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