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


“Amy” Movie Review

“Amy” (2015) When Amy Winehouse was alive, I didn’t know much about her. The only things I did know about her were from the news reports about her bad behavior, and the late-night jokes that […]


In Stereo

“In Stereo” Movie Review

“In Stereo” (2015) David (Micah Hauptmann) seems to have it all. He has a great apartment in NYC, he is an up and coming photographer, and he has a wonderful girlfriend in Brenda (Beau Garrett). […]


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” Movie Review

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2014) Greg (Thomas Mann) has mastered the art of surviving high school. He interacts with each group of students, whether it’s the jocks, the stoners, the weirdos or […]


The Wolfpack

“The Wolfpack” Movie Review

“The Wolfpack” (2014) This documentary is one of the stranger stories you will see at the cinema. Six boys and one girl have grown up in a New York City four bedroom apartment sheltered from […]


The Connection

“The Connection” Movie Review

“The Connection” (2014) Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) is a French police magistrate who works in the Juvenile division. When we first meet Pierre, he is working to reach a young girl hooked on heroin. He’s […]


Barely Lethal

“Barely Lethal” Movie Review

“Barely Lethal” (2015) There is a secret organization run by a man named Hardman (Samuel L. Jackson) that trains young girls from an early age to become Prescott’s, cold-blooded assassins. Agent 83 (Hailee Steindfeld) has […]


I'll See You in My Dreams

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” Movie Review

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” (2015) Carol (Blythe Danner) is a widow of over twenty years. She lives alone with her dog and has a daily routine that she sticks to without fail. She […]


Good Kill

“Good Kill” Movie Review

“Good Kill” (2014) Thomas (Ethan Hawke) is an Air Force pilot, or at least, he used to be. He has traded his cockpit of an F-16 flying over Afghanistan for a seat in an air-conditioned […]


Slow West

“Slow West” Movie Review

“Slow West” (2015) The film opens up with a shot of Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a 16-year-old Scottish aristocrat as he lays on a blanket and stares at the sky full of stars. He points […]


Where Hope Grows

“Where Hope Grows” Movie Review

“Where Hope Grows” (2015) Calvin (Kristoffer Polaha) isn’t doing very well. He is raising his 16-year old daughter (McKaley Miller) by himself, and she is dating a boy who is much too old for her. […]




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