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

Queen and Country

“Queen and Country” Movie Review

“Queen and Country” (2014)   In 1950s England, Bill (Callum Turner) would rather spend his days on the banks of the Thames river, watching for pretty girls walking by or seeing a movie being shot […]


Kill Me Three Times

“Kill Me Three Times” Movie Review

“Kill Me Three Times” (2104) The film opens with a man desperately running down a road in the desert. He keeps looking back, hoping that the person or persons chasing him have given. He looks […]


Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine

“Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine” SXSW Movie Review

“Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” (2015) Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney brought his latest film, “Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine,” to the SXSW Film Festival for it’s World Premiere. Playing to a […]


Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” SXSW Movie Review

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” (2015) One of the most anticipated and in demand screenings at SXSW was the documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” It’s an intimate look at the man, done with the […]


Ex Machina

“Ex Machina” SXSW Movie Review

“Ex Machina” (2015) The highlight of SXSW Film Festival and my favorite movie of the year so far, “Ex Machina” is a masterpiece of simplistic Sci-Fi at its best. A film that combines elements of […]


Red Army

“Red Army” Movie Review

How the best hockey team ever lost the Olympic gold.


Mr. Turner

“Mr. Turner” Movie Review

Mr. Turner (2014) Mr. Turner is British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall), considered one of the preeminent painters in the 18th century. Turner grew up a son of a barber and uses the workmanlike attitude […]


Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

“Kidnapping Mr. Heineken” Movie Review

“Kidnapping Mr. Heineken” (2015) A group of friends are trying to resurrect their construction company in the wake of the bad economy in Amsterdam. Cor Van Hout (Jim Sturgess) is the ringleader of the group. […]


What We Do In the Shadows

“What We Do in the Shadows” Movie Review

“What We Do in the Shadows” (2014) Four vampires are living together in a large house and decide to let a documentary team in order to capture the months leading up to the big vampire […]



“Leviathan” Movie Review

“Leviathan” (2014) In a Russian coastal town, Kolya ( Aleksey Serebryakov) has been told that his house will be torn down to make way for some sort of official town development. Kolya, married to Lilya […]