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 Unknown Known

“The Unknown Known” Review

“The Unknown Known” (2014) Donald Rumsfeld is one of the most fascinating political figures of the last 50 years. Besides serving four terms in Congress, Rumsfeld was the youngest person to serve as the Secretary [...]

CW69–04/11/2014

Anita

“Anita” Review

“Anita” (2014) In 1991, the country was glued to their TV’s watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings where a young, African-American woman law professor out of the University of Oklahoma, Anita Hill, was testifying. She [...]

CW69–04/04/2014

The Lunchbox

“The Lunchbox” Review

“The Lunchbox” (2013) In India, it is not uncommon for housewife’s to send their husbands lunches by way of an elaborate delivery system called the Dabbawalas. The Dabbawalas, even though some of the delivery men [...]

CW69–03/28/2014

Bad Words

“Bad Words” Review

“Bad Words” (2014) We first meet Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) as he enters a school auditorium that is getting ready for a spelling bee.  A nearby parent sees Guy and tries to start up a [...]

CW69–03/21/2014

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” Review

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” (2014) Elaine Stritch is a Tony and Emmy winning actress who has appeared on Broadway since 1946. She has appeared in movies such as “A Farewell to Arms” (1957), Woody Allen’s [...]

CW69–03/14/2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Review

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) Writer/Director Wes Anderson is back with the rollicking film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”  M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) is a concierge extraordinaire, running with aplomb the Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s a [...]

CW69–03/14/2014

Better Living Through Chemistry

“Better Living Through Chemistry” Review

“Better Living Through Chemistry”  (2014) Douglas Varney (Sam Rockwell) is a mild mannered Pharmacist who is married to “Type A” personality Kara (Michelle Monaghan). Douglas doesn’t make any decisions in the family, whether is dealing [...]

CW69–03/14/2014

the Bag Man

“The Bag Man” Review

“The Bag Man” (2014) When we first meet Jack (John Cusack) it’s obvious that he is having a bad day.  Driving at night in the Louisiana backwoods, he has a hand that is bleeding and [...]

CW69–03/07/2014

Tim's Vermeer

“Tim’s Vermeer” Review

“Tim’s Vermeer” (2014) Have you ever wondered how some artist can make their paintings look realistic that they almost look like a photograph? Well, Tim Jenison, was always fascinated by the paintings of the Dutch [...]

CW69–03/07/2014

Kids for Cash

“Kids for Cash” Review

“Kids for Cash” (2014) Judge Mark Ciavarella was a young rising judge who ran on a ticket of treating juveniles as adults. He won a 10 year judgeship in the Pennsylvania county of Luzerne Country.  [...]

CW69–02/28/2014

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