The Kings of Summer, Masters of Themselves

Review of The Kings of Summer, Directed by Jordan Vogt-RobertsWhatever happened to those coming-of-age films that mixed a naive innocence with humor and a touching story? Nostalgia? The Kings of Summer offers an antidote. Three adolescent teenagers decide to declare independence from their parents, build a house in the woods, and live off the land. Joe Toy (Nick Robinson) is sick of his father’s (Nick Offerman) smothering control over his life. Patrick Keenan (Gabriel Basso) finds his pa … [Read more...]