The Founder

Release: Friday, January 20, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Robert Siegel  Directed by: John Lee Hancock Michael Keaton is such a good actor he will make you feel bad for McDonald’s. Not the McDonald’s of today, mind you, who never honors your request for no pickles, but the quaint San Bernardino burger stand run by the McDonalds brothers, theContinue reading “The Founder”

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

Release: Friday, June 12, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jesse Andrews Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon I’d like to dedicate this piece to my good friend Andy, a man of rare intelligence and passion for rock climbing that the Knoxville community and the world at large lost far too soon. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl may be unafraid of confrontingContinue reading “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl”

Ernest & Celestine

Release: Friday, February 28, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Ernest & Celestine may only be an hour and twenty minutes long, but within such a short time span a world is created that no viewer can possibly walk away from willingly. No, they’ll have to call upon the indie/arthouse theater bouncers to physically remove me from this theater seat! (And.Continue reading “Ernest & Celestine”

The Lego Movie

Release: Friday, February 7, 2014 [Theater] The 7-year-old in me nearly wet his bedsheets in anticipation of the first ever full-length feature film involving his favorite toys from childhood. The essential. . . . . . . . . .e-hem. . .building blocks of my youth have come to life on the big screen in 2014Continue reading “The Lego Movie”

The Kings of Summer

Release: Friday, May 31, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Three boys spend their summer bushwhacking into some woods to build their own summerhouse made from scraps and 2X4’s. They also learn to hunt, explore new places, and befriend some of the weirdest people you may ever encounter. One of them gets bitten by a venomous snake and startsContinue reading “The Kings of Summer”