FOOD­IES

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(Hen­rick Sty­ockare, Thomas Jack­son, Char­lotte Lan­delius, Swe­den). 94 min­utes. Rat­ing: NN Food­ies spends way more of its re­sources shoot­ing gor­geous food than it does prob­ing its sub­jects: five in­creas­ingly in­flu­en­tial food blog­gers.

Ex­cept for Andy Hayler, who vis­its all 109 Miche­lin three-star restau­rants, they mine their priv­i­lege to gal­li­vant all over the world eat­ing and as­sess­ing, seem­ingly with­out any ac­tual knowl­edge of food.

Katie Keiko vis­its an isakaya in New York and loses track of what course she’s eat­ing. For­mer model Aiste Mi­se­vicuite imag­ines she’s get­ting the real deal while the chef him­self is serv­ing her. ( All couldn’t care less about anonymity.) Like many blog­gers, for­mer record mogul Steve Plot­nicki makes ex­treme state­ments just to get at­ten­tion. How did th­ese peo­ple get any cred?

You could ar­gue that the film is in­tended as a cri­tique, but I didn’t catch a whiff of irony. SGC Apr 26, 6: 45 pm, TIFF 1; Apr 27, 3: 30 pm, Hart House; May 1, 9 pm, Bloor Hot Docs

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