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 the Atlanta Film Critics Circle. Mike co-host’s the weekly ATLas podcast. He is the film critic for the online radio station

The King's Choice

‘The King’s Choice’ Movie Review

The King’s Choice  (2017) In 1905 the people of Norway voted to establish a parliamentary form of government. They created a position for the monarchy that was mostly ceremonial and brought Crown Prince Frederick of […]


Smokey and the Bandit

 2017 Y’allywood Film Festival Oct. 9th – 15th

2017 Y’allywood Film Festival Oct. 9th – 15th It’s time for the fourth annual Y’allywood Film Festival from Oct. 9th to 15th at the 7 stages theatre. The Y’allywood Film Festival is an Atlanta based […]


Loving Vincent

‘Loving Vincent’ Movie Review

Loving Vincent (2016) We first see a newspaper report telling us that “one van Gogh, aged 37, Dutch painter, staying at Auvers, shot himself with a revolver in the fields, but being only wounded, returned […]



‘Trophy’ Movie Review

Trophy (2017) The documentary opens up with a father and son heading to a hunting blind. They climb inside, and the discuss the strategy for getting a big deer. The son can barely control his […]


Year by the Sea

‘Year by the Sea’ Movie Review

Year by the Sea (2016) We first see old super 8 films of two brothers growing up, experiencing Halloween in Captain Hook and Peter Pan outfits, singing Christmas carols, and the first day of school. […]


‘First They Killed My Father’ Movie Review

First They Killed My Father (2017) We see news reports on the screen from the 1960s about the United States involvement and bombing of Cambodia in the US war with Vietnam. The US first says […]



Cirque du Soleil ‘Luzia’ Sept. 14 – Nov. 19

Cirque du Soleil ‘Luzia’ Sept. 14 – Nov. 19   The big tents are up next to Atlantic Station, and that can only mean one thing that Cirque du Soleil is back in Atlanta. ‘Luzia, […]



‘Columbus’ Movie Review

Columbus (2017) We see a woman walking through a very stylish house calling out in Korean for the professor. She heads outside under an umbrella and walks around the house, still calling out of the […]


I Do Until I Don't

‘I Do…Until I Don’t’ Movie Review

I Do…Until I Don’t (2017) As a narrator talks about marriage and how it’s for life, we see a funeral taking place. We see a bunch of tombstones with inscriptions such as “Beloved Wife” or […]


Dragon Con 2016

Dragon Con 2017 – Sept. 1st – 4th

Labor Day weekend is upon us once again. For many passionate fans, Labor Day weekend means that it’s the time of year for one of Atlanta’s greatest events, Dragon Con. Located in 5 downtown hotels, […]



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