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 the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at: LastOnetoLeavetheTheatre.com

2014 Macon Film Festival

9th Annual Macon Film Festival

It’s almost time for the 9th Annual Macon Film Festival, and I will be there covering it for Atlanta’s CW69. The festival, picked by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in  [...]

CW69–02/22/2014

Gloria

“Gloria” Review

“Gloria” (2013) In this film from Chilean director/cowriter Sebastian Lelio, Gloria (Paulina Garcia) is a 58 year old divorcee. She has a good job, two adult children who love her and she has a love [...]

CW69–02/07/2014

At Middleton

“At Middleton” Review

“At Middleton” (2013) George Hartman (Andy Garcia), a stodgy, bow tie wearing, heart surgeon,  is taking his teenage son, Conrad(Spencer Lofranco) to tour the campus of Middleton University. Conrad is only doing this because his [...]

CW69–01/31/2014

The Past

“The Past” Review

“The Past” (2013) Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) has not seen his wife in four years since leaving her behind in Paris to go back to his life in Iran. He has come back to sign the [...]

CW69–01/31/2014

The Invisible Woman

“The Invisible Woman” Review

“The Invisible Woman” (2014) The film starts out in 1883, where Nelly (Felicity Jones) is teaching at a grade school on the coast.  She is mounting a production of Charles  Dickens play.  This brings her [...]

CW69–01/24/2014

Gimme Shelter

“Gimme Shelter” Review

“Gimme Shelter”  (2014) My interview with Vanessa Hudgens and director Ronald Krauss Apple Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) has lived a hard life, living in foster homes when her-drug addicted mother (Rosario Dawson) is in jail. Her [...]

CW69–01/24/2014

Her

“Her” Review

Her is a film about love and how it can rescue even the biggest lost cause. It’s a movie that pushes us to consider just what love is and how it is defined, asking the question, can a man fall in love with a computer?

CW69–01/10/2014

Grown Ups 2

Top Ten Worst Films of 2013

I did not see the following films that are making several bottom tens lists: “Girl Most Likely”, “Planes”, “Battle of the Year”, “The Big Wedding”, “The Canyons”, “A Haunted House”, “Movie 43.”       [...]

CW69–01/02/2014

12 Years a Slave

Top Ten Films of 2013

Here are my top ten films of 2013: 1).  “12 Years a Slave”  (2013) Based on a true story, this film is about Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free Black man living in upstate New [...]

CW69–12/26/2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Review

“Inside Llewyn Davis”  (2013) Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is a struggling folk musician, who, after his musical partner dies, attempts to make it as a solo act by playing at clubs around the Greenwich Village [...]

CW69–12/20/2013

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