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Screener Squad: Boiling Point

Boiling Point Movie Review


Just like the title implies, the plot of the new film “Boiling Point” at some point will hit a peak. It’s a slow burn, akin to increasing your range temperature by small increments. Co-written and directed by Philip Barantini, the story follows the head chef of a high end restaurant in London, Andy (Stephen Graham) and the stress that comes with the job on the day when everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. Boiling Point just bubbles with biting commentary (See what I did there? No apologies) and it makes its stressful 90 minute shift happen in one long continuous cut with no editing tricks. We join Chef Chad, Chef Jordan, Chef Sarah, and Dishwasher Marco, serving up some delicious commentary.


DIRECTED BY: Philip Barantini

STARRING: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Jason Flemyng, Hannah Walters, Malachi Kirby, Izuka Hoyle, Taz Skylar, Lauryn Ajufo, Ray Panthaki, Lourdes Faberes, Daniel Larkai, Robbie O’Neill, Áine Rose Daly, Rosa Escoda, Stephen McMillan, Thomas Coombes, Gary Lamont, Rob Parker, Katie Bellwood, Alex Heath, Heather Gould, Gala Botero, Philip Hill-Pearson, Jay Johnson, Kieran Urquhart, Hannah Traylen, Diljohn Singh, Jordan Alexandra, Shereen Walker, Precious Wura Alabi, Ayanna Coleman-Potempa, Kimesha Campbell, Gina Ruysen, John McHale, Caroline Garnell, Jesse Jones, Hester Ruoff, George Hawkins




Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)

Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”



Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.



Sarah Jane (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Sarah Jane was born and raised in Southern California but currently calls Austin, TX her home. She’s seen over 5,700 movies so far with zero plans on stopping. She has a penchant for all things exploitation, and she loves Godzilla with all her heart. Her favorite films are Deep Red, Le Samourai, and Miller’s Crossing. When she isn’t watching movies, she’s busy herding her four cats, her husband, and her 11-year-old kiddo. She’s been a contributor to TalkFilmSociety, Daily Grindhouse, FThisMovie!, Looper, and the Austin Chronicle. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd at @fookthis.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”



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