The Founder Review and Split Review — Lisa Johnson Mandell gives you two takes for the price of one.
The Founder Review
The Founder tells the fascinating story of Ray Kroc, the pseudo father of McDonalds. Too bad the film is not nearly as fascinating as it would, could or should be. Michael Keaton, who plays Kroc, does about as well as the script allows (with the exception of that weird overbite affectation), but the A to B to C narrative with nary a nuance in between makes it feel like a decades old news reel. Perhaps that was intentional, since the majority of the “action” happens in the fifties.