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

‘First They Killed My Father’ Movie Review

First They Killed My Father (2017) We see news reports on the screen from the 1960s about the United States involvement and bombing of Cambodia in the US war with Vietnam. The US first says that they respect and honor the neutrality of Cambodia. Then America secretly sends bombers to Cambodia to attack Vietnamese forces […]



Cirque du Soleil ‘Luzia’ Sept. 14 – Nov. 19

Cirque du Soleil ‘Luzia’ Sept. 14 – Nov. 19   The big tents are up next to Atlantic Station, and that can only mean one thing that Cirque du Soleil is back in Atlanta. ‘Luzia, A Waking Dream of Mexico’ is the latest in the Cirque du Soleil lineup.  ‘Luzia’ opens up at Atlantic Station […]



‘Columbus’ Movie Review

Columbus (2017) We see a woman walking through a very stylish house calling out in Korean for the professor. She heads outside under an umbrella and walks around the house, still calling out of the professor. She finds him standing in the rain admiring the view of a lush lawn with a row of trees […]


I Do Until I Don't

‘I Do…Until I Don’t’ Movie Review

I Do…Until I Don’t (2017) As a narrator talks about marriage and how it’s for life, we see a funeral taking place. We see a bunch of tombstones with inscriptions such as “Beloved Wife” or “Fidelity and Death.” The narrator talks about the word ‘betrothed’ which is another word for ‘pledge’ and how we give […]


Dragon Con 2016

Dragon Con 2017 – Sept. 1st – 4th

Labor Day weekend is upon us once again. For many passionate fans, Labor Day weekend means that it’s the time of year for one of Atlanta’s greatest events, Dragon Con. Located in 5 downtown hotels, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree Plaza and at  AmericasMart 1 and […]


BronzeLens Film Festival

8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival – August 23-27, 2017

8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival – August 23-27, 2017   It’s time for the 8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival. Over 60 films with works representing the United States, Spain, France, Australia, Columbia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago including shorts, features, documentaries and webisodes. BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is […]


The Midwife

‘The Midwife’ Movie Review

The Midwife (2017) As the film opens up, we hear someone trying to help a woman give birth, working on when to breathe, when to push. We see Claire (Catherine Frot) helping a woman deliver, offering encouragement and advice. Claire is firm but reassuring as the worried husband looks on from his wife’s side. We […]


Brigsby Bear

‘Brigsby Bear’ Movie Review

Brigsby Bear (2017) As credits roll, we hear a VCR being loaded with a tape. We see that we are about to watch a rather worn tape of a show called Brigsby Bear Adventures. Once the credits have played, the person that is watching this tape knows it well as they fast forward through some […]


Whose Streets?

‘Whose Streets?’ Movie Review

Whose Streets? (2017) The killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath was covered by the mainstream media, but writer and co-director Sabaah Folayan traveled to the Ferguson area and realized that the media was missing the story. The national press was concentrating on the big picture, the riots, and confrontations with […]


13 Minutes

’13 Minutes’ Movie Review

13 Minutes  (2016) We start out in black, but we hear someone who is struggling while working on something. A flash light appears and shines a light into a hole in a wall. A man is stuffing dynamite into that hole. We see the man, named Georg Elser(Christian Friedel), is holding a flashlight with his […]




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