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 the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at: LastOnetoLeavetheTheatre.com
“Magic in the Moonlight” (2014) Stanley (Colin Firth) is one of the world’s greatest magicians, and he knows it. He practices his profession, like so many of his peers in the age of the roaring [...]
“Happy Christmas” (2014) To say that Jenny (Anna Kendrick) is a slacker and not very motivated would be an understatement. She comes to live in her brother’s basement (Tiki bar style decorated by the previous [...]
“Boyhood” (2014) There are certain films that are so unique and special, you know it ten or fifteen minutes into the movie. “Boyhood” is one of those films. Richard Linklater has brought to the screen [...]
In this film from director/writer Mike Cahill, we ponder the question of science versus spirituality.
“Wish I Was Here” (2014) We meet Aidan (Zach Braff) an unemployed actor, husband and father to two kids, as he is fantasying about being a spaceman running from a mysterious man clad in all [...]
“Third Person” (2013) “Third Person” involves three sets of couples. In New York, Julia (Mila Kunis) is fighting for her rights as a parent after being accused of trying to kill her young son. Her [...]
“Life Itself” (2014) I was a big fan of the late film critic Roger Ebert. Not because I agreed with his reviews because truth be told, I agreed more with his “And the Movies” partner, [...]
“Begin Again” (2014) “Begin Again” starts with Greta (Keira Knightley) being pulled on stage by a fellow musician to sing a song. She refuses at first, trying to sink into the cushions of the couch [...]
“Obvious Child” (2014) Donna (Jenny Slate) is a struggling stand-up comedian that works at a legendary New York City bookstore so that she can continue her dream of making it big doing comedy. She has [...]
“We Are the Best!” is a fun, joyous film that allows the audience to relive their youth, including the trials and tribulations of those teenage years. After all, when you are a teenager it’s a blast to make a little noise called music with your friends.