The Search For General Tso (2015)
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Keeps digging and digging until it has not only solved the enigma of this particular dish but cast a light on an entire secret chronology of food, immigrant culture, and the way the two amplify each other.
Cheney (who worked on the unforgettable "King Corn"), obviously had a good time collecting their testimony, though he tends to side with the idea that the only authenticity is deliciousness.
At just over an hour, it's a surprisingly satisfying and tasty dish for anyone looking for something a bit less bland than the typical history documentary.
A culinary and cultural odyssey that ultimately has much more on its plate than that spicy-sweet-crispy chicken.
Mr. Cheney's movie, while teasing at times, does its celebrating and debunking in mild-mannered fashion, making points without seeming to try to score them.
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The film doesn't establish any definitive conclusions about its subject, instead leaving the surprisingly thought-provoking matter of evaluating the implications of the titular chicken dish to the viewer. The result is an impressively meaty (no pun intended) documentary experience.
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