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

The Armstrong Lie

“The Armstrong Lie” Review

Lance Armstrong decided to mount a comeback, to prove he was the best and that he was clean. Filmmaker Alex Gibney was given unprecedented access to film his comeback that resulted in his downfall.

CW69–12/13/2013

Nebraska

“Nebraska” Review

The first time we meet Woody (Bruce Dern) he is walking by the side of a Montana highway in what appears to be very cold weather.  He has both a determined gait and look to [...]

CW69–11/27/2013

Kill Your Darlings

“Kill Your Darlings” Review

“Kill Your Darlings” (2013) Recently, a slew of films have been exploring the Beat Generation, and it’s driving force it’s writers. Last year was “On The Road” (2012) which was based on the legendary Jack [...]

CW69–11/22/2013

Dallas Buyers Club

“Dallas Buyers Club” Review

“Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) When we first meet Ron (Matthew McConaughey) it’s 1985 in Dallas, Texas. He is at a rodeo, having sex with a girl hidden in the back with the horses. Then we see him [...]

CW69–11/15/2013

A.C.O.D.

“A.C.O.D.” Review

“A.C.O.D.”  (2013) Carter (Adam Scott) is a successful restaurant owner, who happens to be a “Adult Child of Divorce.” His parents, Hugh (Richard Jenkins) and Melissa (Catherine O’Hara), have been divorced for over 15 years [...]

CW69–10/18/2013

Wadjda

“Wadjda” Review

“Wadjda”  (2012) First, let’s start with a little background about “Wadjda.” There are no movie theatres in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In creating this film it made it the first movie to be completed [...]

CW69–10/18/2013

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“Parkland” Review

“Parkland”  (2013) “Parkland” is a film about the John F. Kennedy assassination on that fateful day in Dallas, Texas.  Instead of exploring the conspiracy theories that films such as Oliver Stone’s 1991 film “JFK” did, [...]

CW69–10/04/2013

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“Don Jon” Review

“Don Jon”  (2013) Don (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), called “Don Jon” because of his ability to sleep with the best looking woman in the club every night, is devoted to his family, his friends and his church.  [...]

CW69–09/27/2013

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“Thanks for Sharing” Review

Thanks for Sharing (2013) Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is a dedicated environmental consultant, Neil (Josh Gad)  is an emergency room doctor, and Mike (Tim Robbins)is a contractor; all come from different backgrounds and seem like they [...]

CW69–09/20/2013

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“Short Term 12″ Review

Short Term 12 (2013) Grace (Brie Larson) works as a supervisor of a foster-care facility for at risk teenagers called Short Term 12. Her boyfriend, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.) also works with her at the home, their relationship while [...]

CW69–09/13/2013

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