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: He is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association and is the film critic for

The Keeping Room

“The Keeping Room” Movie Review

“The Keeping Room” (2014) Set in the last days of the American Civil War, “The Keeping Room” is about a family trying to survive. Two sisters, Augusta (Brit Marling) and Louise (Hailee Steinfeld), along with […]


Sleeping with Other People

“Sleeping with Other People” Movie Review

“Sleeping with Other People” (2015) We first meet Lainey (Alison Brie) in a college dorm, drunk. She is very loudly and unsuccessfully trying to get into the room of a fellow student that she has […]


A Brilliant Young Mind

“A Brilliant Young Mind” Movie Review

“A Brilliant Young Mind” Nathan (Asa Butterfield) is an unusual boy. He has the knack for mathematics, finding solace in math. In fact; he sees math in just about everything he looks at; buildings, highway […]


Pawn Sacrifice

“Pawn Sacrifice” Movie Review

In 1972, at of the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the world was captivated by a chess match between the American champion Bobby Fisher (Tobey Maguire) and […]



“Rosenwald” Movie Review

“Rosenwald” is a documentary about a remarkable man, Julius Rosenwald, and his effect on African -Americans living in the Deep South. Rosenwald was the son of an immigrant Jewish peddler. Rosenwald’s father, knowing very little […]


A Walk in the Woods

“A Walk in the Woods” Movie Review

“A Walk in the Woods” “A Walk in the Woods” starts out with Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) being interviewed on a morning TV show. The host delights in grilling Bryson about why he isn’t writing […]


Digging for Fire

“Digging for Fire” Movie Review

“Digging for Fire” Tim (Jake Johnson) is a public-school teacher who is married to Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt), a yoga instructor. Lee has a client that is off to make a movie, so the couple and […]


The Diary of a Teenage Girl

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” Movie Review

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015)   When we initially meet 15-year-old Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), she is basking the glow of having sex for the first time as she walks home. Minnie was […]


Listen to Me Marlon

“Listen to Me Marlon” Movie Review

“Listen to Me Marlon” (2015) It’s rare to say that the subject of a documentary is also the narrator of the film, but with “Listen to Me Marlon” it makes a brilliant film. Director Stevan […]


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“Fort Tilden” Movie Review

“Fort Tilden”  (2014) When we first meet Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott), two friends and roommates, they are at a rooftop concert featuring two performers they call “the twins.”  It’s one of those self-indulgent […]