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Pig Cuts Straight Through American Foodie Hypocrisy

2 monthes ago   |   By The New Republic

It's about time America became disenchanted with foodies. Pig, Michael Sarnoski's foodie noir about loss, love, and labor in Portland, Oregon's restaurant scene, doesn't leave them much room for redemption. It tells a story that starts with the titular pig who is, however, virtually absent from the film. It is this absence that propels the film's narrative, which offers a none-too-subtle critique of what counts and what doesn't in the world of high-end cuisine, baked into a formulaic kidnap-movie plot. Pig spends most of its time sending up the manners and morals of an industry that...
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