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

Microbe & Gasoline

“Microbe & Gasoline” Movie Review

“Microbe and Gasoline” (2016) Daniel (Ange Dargent) is sometimes called Microbe by teasing classmates because he is small, though he is quick to say that he isn’t the smallest in his class. He is a […]


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” Movie Review

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2015) Ricky (Julian Dennison), a 12-year-old Maori boy, obsessed with rap songs, is brought to a remote New Zealand farm run by Hec (Sam Neill) and his wife, Bella (Rima Te […]


Zero Days

“Zero Days” Movie Review

 “Zero Days” (2016) Oscar-winning writer/director Alex Gibney has brought us such documentaries as “The Armstrong Lie” (2013) and “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” (2015). With Gibney’s films, you know you are going […]


Swiss Army Man

“Swiss Army Man” Movie Review

“Swiss Army Man” (2015) Hank (Paul Dano) has been barely surviving on a deserted island with no hope of rescue, very few resources and his will to live dwindling day by day. Just as he […]


Swiss Army Man

Interview with Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull And Robert McDowell

I got to talk with Atlanta’s own singer-songwriter Andy Hull and lead guitarist Robert McDowell, from the band Manchester Orchestra, about their composing and recording the score for the upcoming film “Swiss Army Man” from […]


It Had to Be You

“It Had To Be You” Terminus Movie Review

“It Had To Be You”  (2015) Film is reviewed from the 2016 Terminus Film and Gaming Festival screening. When we first meet Sonia (Cristin Milioti) she is sitting on the toilet with her shorts down […]


Janey Makes a Play

Local filmmaker’s dream comes true with “Janey Makes a Play”

Jared Callahan’s “Janey Makes a Play” was a big hit at the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival when it made its world premiere. The documentary begins a theatrical run on Friday, June 17th at the Plaza […]


Maggie's Plan

“Maggie’s Plan” Movie Review

“Maggie’s Plan” (2016) Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a single woman living in New York City. She works at a local university, connecting art students with potential employers. When we first see Maggie, she is meeting […]


Dark Horse

“Dark Horse” Movie Review

“Dark Horse”  (2015) There are some stories that may be improbable but are so heartwarming and uplifting that you just want them to be real. In the case of “Dark Horse,” the rags to riches […]



“Weiner” Movie Review

“Weiner” (2016) Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was known as a firebrand congressman from New York. He was respected for speaking out for the middle class. He married Hillary Clinton’s most trusted advisor, Huma Abedin, […]




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