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

Blade of the Immortal

‘Blade of the Immortal’ Movie Review

Blade of the Immortal (2017) We see in black and white a samurai named Manji (Takuya Kimura) fighting and killing a man in a street. He runs into a house, pulls back a blanket in the corner that is hiding a young woman. The young woman, named Machi (Hana Sugisaki), smiles at the samurai and […]



Interview with ‘Wonderstruck’ screenwriter Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck is movie about Ben (Oakes Fegley) goes on a journey to New York to try and find his long-lost father, and we also see a young deaf girl named, Rose (Millicent Simmonds), 50 years ago, making her way through the streets of New York to see her mother (Julianne Moore). I interviewed Brian Selznick […]


The Walking Dead

Walker Stalker Con Oct 27-29

Walker Stalker Con  Oct 27-29 If you are a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead you will want to be at the Georgia World Congress Center this weekend for Walker Stalker Con, a convention by fans for fans. Scheduled to appear from The Walking Dead are Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Norman […]


Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

‘Mark Felt’ Movie Review

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) It’s 1972, and Mark Felt (Liam Neeson) is getting ready for work while listening to the news, most of which is about President Richard Nixon and his campaign reelection. We see Mark standing outside by his pool silently smoking a cigarette. We cut to […]



‘Lucky’ Movie Review

Lucky (2017) We open on a road out in the desert, watching a tortoise slowly make his way across. We cut to a house nearby, and we see some light a cigarette, puts on slippers and turn on the radio to some ‘Ranchero” music. The man washes his body with a washcloth, brushes his teeth […]


The King's Choice

‘The King’s Choice’ Movie Review

The King’s Choice  (2017) In 1905 the people of Norway voted to establish a parliamentary form of government. They created a position for the monarchy that was mostly ceremonial and brought Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark to be their new king, His Majesty Kong Haakon VII. He brought his young son and wife to the […]


Smokey and the Bandit

 2017 Y’allywood Film Festival Oct. 9th – 15th

2017 Y’allywood Film Festival Oct. 9th – 15th It’s time for the fourth annual Y’allywood Film Festival from Oct. 9th to 15th at the 7 stages theatre. The Y’allywood Film Festival is an Atlanta based organization showcasing the finest in Southern Cinema. Over the past four years, they have built a reputation of being a […]


Loving Vincent

‘Loving Vincent’ Movie Review

Loving Vincent (2016) We first see a newspaper report telling us that “one van Gogh, aged 37, Dutch painter, staying at Auvers, shot himself with a revolver in the fields, but being only wounded, returned to his room, where he died two days later.” We are told that the events in this film take place […]



‘Trophy’ Movie Review

Trophy (2017) The documentary opens up with a father and son heading to a hunting blind. They climb inside, and the discuss the strategy for getting a big deer. The son can barely control his excitement when done deer appear in their line of fire. The father gives the son last minute advice, and then […]


Year by the Sea

‘Year by the Sea’ Movie Review

Year by the Sea (2016) We first see old super 8 films of two brothers growing up, experiencing Halloween in Captain Hook and Peter Pan outfits, singing Christmas carols, and the first day of school. You can hear the mother of the kids interact with them off screen, apparently running the camera. As the school […]




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