The Lunchbox — worth a look

Slow-cooked spices, romance and sizzle
Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Directed by Ritesh Batra

Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a young, middle-class Mumbai housewife trying desperately to spice up her marriage through the judicious use of the spatula--that is, through cooking. She desperately hopes that a new recipe of hers will arouse some kind of reaction from her tired and aloof husband. A "special" lunchbox is thus prepared and delivered to him at work. But it mistakenly reaches another office ... more >

SONY PICTURES acquires Dane Cook’s Detention

Sony Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to Detention Films’ "Detention," which just took home the Youth Jury prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. “This is the best apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy that we have ever screened. The pace, energy, and awesomeness Joseph Kahn has achieved in ... more >

Michael Shannon IS BACK

Auteur cinema is alive and well in America. Jeff Nichols has written and directed a Sony Pictures Classics release which is due for release in October. In it, disturbed by end-of-the-world visions a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. Michael Shannon, who plays Curtis LaForche, is back playing an unstable character. Shannon, who ... more >