Film review-The Beekeeper

In the cinematic wasteland of January, “The Beekeeper,” under the direction of David Ayer and starring Jason Statham, emerges as a beacon of light. Despite being an unapologetic off-brand John Wick, Ayer’s direction breathes life into a thin script, offering a refreshing escape from the usual awards-bait.

Statham fully embodies the character of Adam Clay, a beekeeper and retired assassin, on a mission to foil online scammers preying on the vulnerable.

The narrative revels in its unsubtle, unexplained quirks, injecting a layer of amusement for the audience. As Adam sets out on his vendetta, the film skillfully traces the money trail, revealing a satirical crypto bro, Derek Danforth (Josh Hutcherson).

Ayer successfully saturates the film with colour, crafting an entertaining atmosphere, but the central character retains an air of mystery. The lore may be shallow, but there’s potential for sequels. This whimsically, absurd and over the top action flick is the ideal choice for a popcorn-filled movie night.


Film review-Chef

Director John Favreau brings together an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Sofia Vergara for his deliciously entertaining film Chef. While the story itself is heartwarming and engaging, it’s the mouth-watering food that steals the show. Favreau’s passion for the project is evident, as he went method in preparation for his role and even worked in a busy kitchen in Los Angeles under the guidance of the person who launched the food-truck revolution, Roy Choi, who is also a co-producer on the film.

Favreau delivers a standout performance as Carl Casper, a semi-celebrity chef who, after receiving a harsh review from a renowned food critic, finds himself searching for a new path in life. Together with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and son (Emjay Anthony), Carl embarks on a cross-country journey in a food truck, rekindling his love for cooking and his bond with his son.

Filled with heart and humour, Chef is a refreshing departure from the summer blockbuster formula. While it may not have the biggest marketing budget, Chef is a cinematic gem that is not to be missed. But be warned, you’ll want to eat before seeing it!