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


“Colossal” SXSW Film Review

Colossal SXSW Film Review A young girl along with her mother are looking for a lost doll in a Seoul park. She searches while her mother keeps trying to get her to give up her […]


The Big Sick

“The Big Sick” SXSW Movie Review

The Big Sick SXSW Movie Review Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) is a stand-up comedian in Chicago. He regularly works at a local, small time comedy club, performing his routine in front of audiences on a nightly […]


La Barracuda

“La Barracuda” SXSW Movie Review

La Barracuda SXSW Movie Review When first see Sinaloa (Sophie Reid), a young woman with long, black hair, she is taking a midnight swim. We next see her moving around next to a bed in […]


Mr. Roosevelt

“Mr. Roosevelt” SXSW Movie Review

Mr. Roosevelt SXSW Movie Review We see Emily (Noël Wells), a struggling comedian, as she is talking about herself, letting us know more about her than we could possibly want to know. It turns out […]


Small Town Crime

“Small Town Crime” SXSW Movie Review

Small Town Crime SXSW Movie Review We see that we are in a nice neighborhood, with the exception of one house, where a muscle car is sitting on the front lawn, having crashed through a […]


Win it All

“Win it All” SXSW Movie Review

Win It All SXSW Movie Review We first see Eddie (Jake Johnson) working the streets of Chicago as one of those flag guys that tries to get you to park in his parking lot. We […]



“Prevenge” SXSW Film Review

Prevenge SXSW Movie Review The film is being reviewed from the 2017 SXSW film festival. We see Ruth (Alice Lowe) sitting on a bench with a stunned look on her face. Rock climbing equipment is […]


Song To Song

2017 SXSW Film Festival

The SXSW Conference and Festivals in Austin, TX is almost upon us.  It’s the 31st year and the 24th year for the Film and interactive parts of the festival. Not to be outdone it’s the […]


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 […]



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 […]



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