Aug 10, 2019
I CAN’T STAND THE HEAT – My Review of THE KITCHEN (1 1/2 Stars)
Anybody can call themselves a film director. You yell “Action”, shoot one actor over the shoulder of another, reverse it, and yell “Cut”, right? It seems so easy. By that measure, Andrea Berloff is a director. By all other standards, she has no business behind the camera, proving it with her dismal directorial debut, The Kitchen. Fresh off an Oscar nomination for co-writing Straight Outta Compton, she has adapted a DC comic book series and has turned it into easily one of the worst films of 2019. This proves that just because you can direct a movie, doesn’t mean you should. Ask Phylidda “Mamma Mia” Lloyd.
It all sounded promising enough. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as Farrah-haired, New York City 70s gangster wives who take over their for their jailed