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'Chef' Hits Netflix: Favreau's Indie Road Movie is Food Porn

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 29, 2015 at 5:39PM

"I shoot food like Michael Bay shoots babes in bikinis," writer-director Jon Favreau told me at SXSW, where he debuted his scruffy indie crowdpleaser "Chef" ahead of its long and successful run in theaters ($31 million domestic) via Open Road.
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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.