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Anhoni Patel

SF Station Writer

Besides being an editor at SF Station, Anhoni Patel writes fiction and reviews. She is the author of All Good Things Die in L.A. and is currently at work on her second novel. She is an internet addict and lover of baked goods. Check out her web site and read her book!
Anhoni Patel's Articles
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By Anhoni Patel (Aug 15, 2010)
Top Chef Just Desserts is premiering tonight, 10/9c (Have you seen the trailers? It looks like a hot mess) and in honor several amazing bakeries around town are giving away FREE sweets today from 1pm-3pm. Check it out! More »
The Best Places to Watch in SF
By Anhoni Patel (Jun 09, 2010)
The FIFA World Cup runs from June 11th through July 11th, and thousands of fans across San Francisco will have their eyes glued to television sets. Well, SF Station has your back. Here is a short-list of the best places to watch the World Cup around SF. More »
Yet Another Lackluster Pixar Imitation
By Anhoni Patel (Jul 15, 2008)
[b]Fly Me to the Moon 3D[/b], the latest attempt by an animation studio not named Pixar to duplicate Pixar’s commercial and critical success is, like most of its predecessors in the Pixar imitation sweepstakes, short on visual and narrative originality. The first feature-length effort from nWave Pictures, a fledgling Belgium animation studio, and director Ben Stassen, [b]Fly Me to the Moon[/b], borrows the central conceit from Pixar’s second, lesser animated film, [b]A Bug’s Life[/b], mixes the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, Cold War politics, and broad physical comedy and uninspired verbal humor with sub-Pixar- production values. More »
A Failed Romance
By Anhoni Patel (Oct 19, 2007)
There is something about author Gabriel García Márquez's writing which inspires rabid ardor. And many consider his acclaimed novel [b]Love in the Time of Cholera[/b] to be his greatest work. Thus, there will be a trail of many broken hearts in the wake of the book's film adaptation. More »
On Friendship
By Anhoni Patel (Sep 20, 2007)
Susanne Bier ([b]After the Wedding[/b], [b]Brothers[/b]), who is emerging as a powerful director of international acclaim, explores several things in her outstanding new film [b]Things We Lost in the Fire[/b]: grief, addiction, love and, most of all, friendship. Creating star turns for Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro, this is a movie you will remember long after the credits roll. More »
Only the Lonely
By Anhoni Patel (Sep 20, 2007)
Living in the garage next to his brother Gus' (Paul Schneider) house, Lars (Ryan Gosling) is a socially awkward 27-year old who much rather sit by himself in his puffy coat wringing an old baby blanket his deceased mother (who passed away while giving him birth) had knitted for him than interact with real, live human beings. Essentially a sweet drama about a young man trying to work through his loneliness, [b]Lars and the Real Girl[/b] is easily one of the best, and most original, movies of the year. More »
An Elaborate Fashion Show
By Anhoni Patel (Sep 15, 2007)
Directed by Shekhar Kapur ([b]Elizabeth[/b], [b]The Four Feathers[/b], [b]Bandit Queen[/b]), the latest offering on the life of England's Queen Elizabeth I, [b]Elizabeth: The Golden Age[/b] is little more than a linear character study set amidst an elaborate fashion show. With a stellar award-winning cast and a proven, skilled director the film is two hours of wasted potential. More »
The Train to Nowhere
By Anhoni Patel (Sep 06, 2007)
When this train pulls into the station, you may not want to board. One of the more anticipated films of the year, [b]The Darjeeling Limited[/b] is just that -- limited. The movie is a disappointing road trip flick in which three spoiled, clueless, sorry saps travel by train through India while trying to absorb its "spiritual essence" via osmosis. More »
Slow and Tortuous
By Anhoni Patel (Sep 05, 2007)
Something has obviously gone wrong in a movie when the viewers begin to lose sympathy for the main character. And something has gone horribly awry if the viewers begin to root for the character to fail or die or meet his/her comeuppance, especially when that character, as is the case in the Indian film [b]Vanaja[/b], a 15-year old girl who's been raped. It sounds unbearably harsh, but the title character, Vanaja, is so exasperating, bratty, spoiled and unlikable that you will find yourself completely unsympathetic to her plight. More »
Can I help you, Sir?
By Anhoni Patel (Aug 29, 2007)
When Seattle-based customer care specialist Todd Anderson's (Josh Hamilton) smug boss tells him that he is firing his entire department and shipping him off to India to, in effect, train his own replacement, it is done with an almost malicious glee. Little does he know that he has just handed his employee a gift. Whether he is ready for it or not is a different issue. More »
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