Learn more about the team at Sunshine State Cineplex. While we started in Florida, we continue to spread out over the country. Below, you’ll find information about our founders and some of our contributors.


Our Founders


Alan French

Owner/Editor-In-Chief of Sunshine State Cineplex

Critics Association of Central Florida Board Member

Rotten Tomatoes Certified Critic

Alan French is one of the Co-Founders of Sunshine State Cineplex. He loves movies, TV, and other Pop Culture happenings. Got his BA from Florida State University in English Literature and Sports Management. Got his MA from UCF in Mass Communication. You can find him at film festivals and screenings near you!




Aaron Leblanc

Co-Founder/Podcast Host/Critic

Aaron Randall is a Middle school teacher and lover of animation. He is one of the Co-Founders of Sunshine State Cineplex. He and Alan met at FSU where they shared their passion for speech and performance. They’ve been besties ever since. Aaron strives to be right on just about everything. Find him at a Magic tournament making…well, magic?


Our Team


Ryan Alexander

Contributor/Podcast Co-Host

Ryan Alexander is our hero of horror, our fright fiend, and our purveyor of panic. He is on a journey to become a mental health counselor. Ryan attended La Salle University in Philadelphia. He is now a permanent Philadelphian. Find Ryan at any local haunts…literally. He co-hosts Bela Lugosi’s Undead with Alan French. 


Check out Bela Lugosi’s Undead here. 

Borja Izuzquiza

Contributing Writer/Critic

Spanish-born and Puertorican raised, Borja has a bouncing basketball for a beating heart. Aside from watching basketball and cheering on his beloved Bulls, you can occasionally find him shooting hoops or sitting at a piano. Oh, and he REALLY loves sneakers too! 

Read Borja’s reviews here! 


Josh Walbert

Contributing Writer/Critic

Josh Walbert is a writer and Disney extraordinaire based out of Orlando, FL. He met our founders on the Speech and Debate team at FSU. They’ve been speaking ever since. Josh loves puzzles, puns, and is an all-around Hamm. Find him making magic around the happiest place on earth!

Read’s Josh’s work here. 

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