East Side Sushi

East Side Sushi ★★★★

Japanese food is among, if not outright the most technical process foods to make. When done well, food movies are some of the most visually thrilling things to watch. When written well, Hispanic women are some of the most passionate and tenacious characters. East Side Sushi weaves this mixed tale with as much grace as it takes to make one of the items it shows you. I know so many people like Juana Martinez. I work with them, I grew up with them, I was raised by them. I can't believe I never knew about this movie and it saddens me that this director only has this one credit. This is why I try to give love to indie movies, because I now can't imagine a world where movies like these stop being made. And yes, it made me very hungry.