The Menu: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult star in Succession director Mark Mylod’s new film

Succession director Mark Mylod’s black comedy The Menu serves up a large helping of satire, and the main course is lightly roasted celebrity chefs, with a side of flambeed foodies.

The film’s premise is that one of the world’s most exclusive restaurants, situated on a remote island and run by a brilliant but famously reclusive chef (Ralph Fiennes), is staging an invitation-only degustation meal that promises to be the apex of said chef’s storied career.

But all is not as it seems, and this special menu and its increasingly devilish dishes have been specifically tailored to the diners and their personal relationships to each other and the chef.

There’s the tough food critic, played imperiously by Janet McTeer (Ozark), the actor in the twilight of his career (John Leguizamo), and a trio of obnoxious hedge fund bros.

Perhaps the cruellest satire of all is reserved for the foodie, who is played to pathetic perfection by Nicholas Hoult.

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