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


“Operator” SXSW Movie Review

 “Operator” (2016)   Joe (Martin Starr) and Emily (Mae Whitman) are two very different people who balance each other in their marriage. Joe is an engineer for a software company and sees things very black […]


I Am a Hero

“I Am a Hero” SXSW Movie Review

“I Am a Hero” (2015) Hideo (Yô Ôizumi) is an artist who works on Japanese-style comic books called Manga. He once had a promising future, with a girlfriend and an award for “newcomer of the […]


Don't Think Twice

“Don’t Think Twice” SXSW Movie Review

“Don’t Think Twice” (2016) At a small club in New York City, an improv troupe called The Commune performs nightly. The troupe is made up of 6 members, all who have ambitions to either write […]


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“Midnight Special” SXSW Movie Review

“Midnight Special” (2016) A report of a missing child is playing on a TV in a motel room. We know something is up because the windows are covered with cardboard, and the front door peephole […]


Everybody Wants Some!

“Everybody Wants Some!” SXSW Movie Review

“Everybody Wants Some!” (2016) It’s 1981 in a small Texas college town where most of the sports teams of the college suck, all but the baseball team. The team rules the campus and just about the […]


Only Yesterday

“Only Yesterday” Movie Review

“Only Yesterday”  (1991) In 1991, Studio Ghibli was only six years old but already had a major hit in the animated film “Kik’s Delivery Service” (1989). In 1991, director/writer Isao Takahata brought us the animated […]


Pee-Wee's Big Holiday

2016 SXSW Film Festival

It’s that time again for the SXSW Film Festival, and I will once again be attending. The festival runs March 11 – 19th in Austin, Texas and has become one of the premiere film festivals […]



“Zootopia” Movie Review

“ Zootopia”  (2016) All her life, Judy Hopps (Gennifer Goodwin) has wanted to make a difference. We see when she puts on a school play that she not only has the flair for the dramatic, […]


2016 Academy Awards

Mike’s Oscars Reaction

Mike’s Oscars Reaction   First things first, I didn’t have my best night picking the Oscars. I missed 8 out of 24, 3 to 4 more than I usually miss. I will say this, I […]


The Big Short

Mike’s Fearless 2016 Oscar Picks

Mike’s Fearless 2016 Oscar Picks I am picking who I think will win, not who I want to win. I also, when necessary, I pick a possible upset winner. Best Short Film, Live Action Shok – […]




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