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

Black Lightning

Interview with ‘Black Lightning’ creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil

My interview with ‘Black Lightning” creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil. Black Lightning premieres on Atlanta’s CW Tuesday Jan. 16th.


The Snowman

Bottom Ten Films of 2017

My Bottom Ten Films of 2017 Note: I had to have seen the film to put it on my list The Snowman  (2017)  R Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) gets put on the case of a woman who has disappeared, and her pink scarf is wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.  Oh, man this is a […]


Baby Driver

Top Ten Films of 2017

My Top Ten Films of 2017 Baby Driver  (2017)  R Baby (Ansel Elgort) is the best getaway driver out there, and he works for a veteran kingpin (Kevin Spacey) who he owes big money to. Baby’s world changes when he meets a young waitress (Lily James) who gives him something other than driving to live […]


What Happened to Monday

‘What Happened to Monday’ Movie Review

What Happened to Monday (2017) As the movie opens, we see scenes of overcrowded places like city streets, subways, and beaches. We learn that the world is overpopulated and is getting worse every year. We hear people like President Obama talk about climate change and overpopulation. We learn that South America has been declared a […]


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 […]




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