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Movie Review: City of Gold

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Movie: City of Gold

The documentary City of Gold outlines Jonathan Gold’s impact on the eating and food culture throughout Los Angeles, California. The film takes a close look at Gold’s background and how he is able to combine culture and food into reviews that speak to large audiences.

Gold himself is an interesting character; a kind man who is as thoughtful with his words when he is speaking as when he is writing his reviews. There is an ethereal quality to the vocabulary used in his reviews and this air of mystery follows around his person as well.

The film tries to comment on Gold’s eclectic personal background, but fails to really tie up all the loose ends to make a complete, neat package.

Overall, the film is interesting and beautifully shot and provides a look into the life of one of the world’s foremost food critics.

BR Verdict: 8/10

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