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


“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 […]


The Look of Silence

“The Look of Silence” Movie Review

 “The Look of Silence” (2015) In 2012, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer made the Academy Award-nominated “The Act of Killing.” While it didn’t win an Oscar, it did win almost every critics association award and racked […]


Irrational Man

“Irrational Man” Movie Review

“Irrational Man” (2015) Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the new professor on a small college campus. Abe is a legendary philosophy professor whose best work is behind him. He drinks too much (carrying around a flask […]



“Unexpected” Movie Review

“Unexpected”  (2015) We first meet Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) as she drives to her job as a science teacher at an inner-city high school in Chicago. She seems a little distracted as she lets her […]



“Trainwreck” Movie Review

“Trainwreck” (2015) When we first meet Amy, she is sitting on the hood of a car with her sister getting a life lesson from their dad (Colin Quinn). Dad is telling the two little girls, […]




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