Movie Reviews for Hipsters

Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years and sees over 300 theatrical releases a year. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at: LastOnetoLeavetheTheatre.com He is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association and is the film critic for RioandReyes.com

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: General view of the Oscar statues backstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Mike’s 2017 Fearless Oscar Picks

Sunday night is the 89th annual Academy Awards.  Will La La Land, with its record tying 14 nominations dominate the Oscars or will smaller films like Moonlight or Hidden Figures get in the mix and […]

CW69–02/23/2017

Piper

2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Review

One of my favorite events is coming up on Sunday, February 26, 2017, the 89th Academy Awards.  That means that it’s also time for the Oscar-nominated short films to come to theatres. The Live Action […]

CW69–02/10/2017

Silent Night

2017 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts Review

One of my favorite events is coming up on Sunday, February 26, 2017, the 89th Academy Awards.  That means that it’s also time for the Oscar-nominated short films to come to theatres. The Live Action […]

CW69–02/10/2017

Julieta

“Julieta” Movie Review

Julieta (2016) We see a middle-aged woman, Julieta (Emma Suarez) in an apartment packing up items into boxes. It’s evident that she is preparing to move soon. Her boyfriend, Lorenzo (Dario Grandinetti) shows up, and […]

CW69–01/27/2017

20th Century Women

“20th Century Women” Movie Review

20th Century Women (2016) In 1979 a boy, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zuman) and his mom, Dorothea (Annette Bening), watch through the grocery store front window their car going up in flames. Later, the mom invites […]

CW69–01/20/2017

Elle

“Elle” Movie Review

Elle (2016) The first scene of the movie is a close-up of a cat sitting, unperturbed by the noise of a couple making love. The camera pulls out to see not two people making love, […]

CW69–01/19/2017

La La Land

Georgia Film Critics Association Announces 2016 Winners

Georgia Film Critics Association Announces 2016 Winners The Georgia Film Critics Association has announced their 2016 winners, with “Moonlight” and “La La Land” dominating the awards.  Unique to the GAFCA is the Oglethorpe Award, which […]

CW69–01/13/2017

La La Land

Mike’s Top Twenty Five Films of 2016

My Top Twenty Five Films of 2016 1).  La La Land  (2016)  PG-13   A musical about a determined jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los […]

CW69–12/31/2016

Weiner

Mike’s 10 Best Documentaries of 2016

Here are my 10 best documentaries of 2016 (in no particular order): 1).  Tower (2016) Fifty years ago a man rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened […]

CW69–12/25/2016

Mother's Day

Mike’s 20 Worst Films of 2016

  Here are my 20 worst films of 2016 (in no particular order) 1). Why Him?  (2016) Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is having a bad year.  His printing company may be going out of business, […]

CW69–12/23/2016

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