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

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, […]


The Meddler

“The Meddler” Movie Review

  “The Meddler”  (2015) Marnie (Susan Sarandon) is a recent widow, whose husband left a substantial amount of money to live on, so much so that Marnie can buy the latest iPad without having to […]


ATX Television Festival 2015

5th Annual ATX Television Festival Announces Its Lineup

5th Annual ATX Television Festival Announces Its Lineup   The 5th Annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX is just around the corner, happening on June 9 – 12, 2016. The ATX Television Festival is […]


Morris from America

“Morris from America” ATLFF Movie Review

“Morris from America” Film is reviewed from the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival screening. When we first meet Morris (Markees Christmas), he is being taught about old-school rap from the 90s by his father, Curtis (Craig […]




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