THE FOUNDER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Le Hancock Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B J Novak, Mike Pniewski. The Founder was inspired by the biography of Ray Kroc, the man who turned a small hamburger stand in San Bernardino California into McDonalds, a fast food empire spanning the globe, employing thousands, and reaping in billions of dollars every year. It feeds approximately 1% of the world's population, and its golden arches are one of the most readily recognised symbols on the planet. How Continue reading

MCLIBEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Franny Armstrong. This fascinating documentary records the longest civil trial in England's legal history - a David and Goliath like struggle between the multinational McDonalds corporation and two environmental activists who had made some damaging statements about the company. Dave Marsh and Helen Steel were members of an environmental group. In the early '90's they published a pamphlet entitled What's Wrong With McDonalds, in which they alleged that the giant burger firm used misleading advertising tactics, exploited Continue reading