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

La La Land

Mike’s Top Twenty Five Films of 2016

My Top Twenty Five Films of 2016 1).  La La Land  (2016)  PG-13   A musical about a determined jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los […]



Mike’s 10 Best Documentaries of 2016

Here are my 10 best documentaries of 2016 (in no particular order): 1).  Tower (2016) Fifty years ago a man rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened […]


Mother's Day

Mike’s 20 Worst Films of 2016

  Here are my 20 worst films of 2016 (in no particular order) 1). Why Him?  (2016) Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is having a bad year.  His printing company may be going out of business, […]


La La Land

“La La Land” Movie Review

La La Land (2016) Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is in his aged beaten down convertible, playing a piano jazz solo on an old tape machine, listening to one section of the tape over and over. Mia […]


Jacob Latimore - Collateral Beauty

Jacob Latimore talks about “Collateral Beauty”

  Collateral Beauty is a film about a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) whose life has been in a downward spiral since he suffered a tremendous loss.  When he writes letters to Love, […]


Things to Come

“Things to Come” Movie Review

Things to Come (2016) Nathalie Chazeaux (Isabelle Huppert) is a married philosophy teacher who is awakened in the early-morning hours by the ringing of the phone. She fumbles for the phone, answering to discover it’s […]


The Eagle Huntress

“The Eagle Huntress” Movie Review

The Eagle Huntress (2016) There are quite a few documentaries about young women going through their early teen years trying to figure out what they want to become and accomplish, which is especially tough in […]


Manchester by the Sea

“Manchester by the Sea” Movie Review

Manchester by the Sea (2016) On a fishing boat, uncle Lee (Casey Affleck) is teaching his nephew, Patrick (Ben O’Brien) about fishing with a rod and reel, while Patrick’s dad, Joe (Kyle Chandler) is at […]


The Edge of Seventeen

“The Edge of Seventeen” Movie Review

“The Edge of Seventeen” (2016) We see Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) swiftly walk down her high school hallway to Mr. Bruner’s (Woody Harrelson) classroom, then plops down in front of his desk as she dramatically proclaims […]



“Christine” Movie Review

 “Christine” (2016) When we first see Christine (Rebecca Hall), a reporter for a small television station in Sarasota, Florida, she is sitting at an empty table in front of some Television cameras. She is practicing […]




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