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

Our Souls at Night

‘Our Souls at Night’ Movie Review

Our Souls at Night  (2017) We open up with scenes of a small town in the mountain west. Louis (Robert Redford) sits down at the kitchen table to eat a meal that looks like it’s from the microwave. He doesn’t seem happy eating this solitary dinner. We see him go about his nightly routine, cleaning […]



‘Voyeur’ Movie Review

Voyeur (2017) If you want to know what the word voyeur means you could look it up in the dictionary, or you could just watch the documentary Voyeur and its subject matter, motel owner Gerald Foos. Foos bought a motel in Colorado, built a walkway in the attic and then installed vents in the ceiling, […]


Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Movie Review

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017) Actors are a strange lot by nature. When performing on stage or screen, they have to convince us they are someone else, that even though we know they are playing a part, every actor wants us to believe they are that person and not the actor. Some actors […]


Wonder Wheel

‘Wonder Wheel’ Movie Review

Wonder Wheel  (2017) We open up on Coney Island in the 1950s.  The beach is packed with people enjoying their time in the sand. We learn that our narrator is a lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) who is working the summer before going back to grad school. The lifeguard wants to be a playwright who ‘relishes melodrama […]


Get Out

2017 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Atlanta Film Critics Circle Announces Annual Award Winners   Co-founded in 2017 by longtime Atlanta film critics Michael Clark and Felicia Feaster, the Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC) has released its awards for this year’s top films, performers and other stand-outs in a host of critical categories. Jordan Peele’s debut film effort, Get Out, a […]


The Shape of Water

‘The Shape of Water’ Movie Review

The Shape of Water (2017) As the film opens, the camera moves down a hallway that is underwater. We slowly enter a room where the chairs are floating in the water above a table. Through the windows, we see fish swimming by the apartment. The camera turns around the room, and we see a woman […]


‘The Breadwinner’ Movie Review

The Breadwinner (2017) We open with Parvana (voiced by Saara Chaudry), an 11-year-old girl, who is sitting on the walkway with her father (Ali Badshah) as he attempts to sell a pretty outfit of Parvana’s that she has never worn. We can tell from Parvana’s worried face that times are tough for her family. She […]


Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016

Heroes And Villains Fan Fest 2017 Atlanta

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2017 Atlanta If you are a fan of the CW shows Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, you will want to be at the Georgia World Congress Center for Heroes & Villains Fan Fest this Saturday, Nov. 18th, and Sunday, Nov. 19th. Have the opportunity to personally meet your favorite celebrities. […]


Lady Bird

“Lady Bird’ Movie Review

Lady Bird (2017) From Lady Bird’s first scene to its last, the film nails the angst, wonder, sorrow, and fun of one young woman’s journey as she navigates the halls and parties of her senior year in the high school. The film opens with Christine ‘Lady Bird ‘McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), and her mother are coming […]


Dragoncon 2017

‘Arrow’ Echo Kellum Inteview

During the Labor Day Weekend at Dragon Con, we got to talk with Echo Kellum, who plays nerdy computer specialist Curtis Holt and his crime-fighting alter-ego Mr. Terrific, an integral part of the Arrow team trying to keep their city safe. So how are you enjoying Dragon Con? Echo Kellum:  I am enjoying it a […]




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