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

Lady Bird

“Lady Bird’ Movie Review

Lady Bird (2017) From Lady Bird’s first scene to its last, the film nails the angst, wonder, sorrow, and fun of one young woman’s journey as she navigates the halls and parties of her senior year in the high school. The film opens with Christine ‘Lady Bird ‘McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), and her mother are coming […]


Dragoncon 2017

‘Arrow’ Echo Kellum Inteview

During the Labor Day Weekend at Dragon Con, we got to talk with Echo Kellum, who plays nerdy computer specialist Curtis Holt and his crime-fighting alter-ego Mr. Terrific, an integral part of the Arrow team trying to keep their city safe. So how are you enjoying Dragon Con? Echo Kellum:  I am enjoying it a […]


‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Neil McDonough Interview

On Labor Day weekend at Dragon Con, we got to interview Neil McDonough, who has played the evil Damien Darhk on both Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. So how has Dragon Con been for you? Neil McDonough:  It’s not like any other con I have been to There is no real theme to it. Everyone […]


‘And Then I Go’ Movie Review

And Then I Go (2017) The film was reviewed while attending the 2017 Rome International Film Festival Edwin (Arman Darbo), a young high-school student, is having a bad day. The problem is that his day hasn’t really started yet, and it’s not just today, every day is a bad day. He battles the halls of high […]


Tragedy Girls

‘Tragedy Girls’ Movie Review

Tragedy Girls (2017) The camera pans down, and we see a car parked on the Sweetheart Bridge. The windows are fogged up, and the camera goes inside the car to see a young couple making out. Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) stops the boy from kissing her and asks, “Did you hear that?” Sadie wipes the condensation […]


Smokey and the Bandit

2017 Rome International Film Festival

2017 Rome International Film Festival The 2017 Rome International Film Festival  (RIFF) opens Thursday, Nov. 9 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12th. The 14th annual festival never disappoints, with once again a stellar lineup of films and special events all taking place in beautiful Rome, Georgia. To kick-off the fest, RIFF will showcase feature-length documentary […]


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 […]




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