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


“Synchronicity” Movie Review

“Synchronicity” (2015) “Synchronicity” opens with a group of three scientists, led by Jim Beale (Chard McKnight), along with Chuck (AJ Bowen) and Matty (Scott Poythress), are working on a machine that they think will open a wormhole. Their […]



“Mustang” Movie Review

“Mustang” (2015) Sisters Lale (Günes Sensoy), Nur (Doga Zeynep Doguslu), Selma (Tugba Sunguroglu), Ece (Elit Iscan), and Sonay (Ilayda Akdogan) are orphans, living with their grandmother (Nihal G. Koldas) and uncle (Ayberk Pekcan). It’s the […]


The Hateful Eight

Interview with “The Hateful Eight’s” Walton Goggins

Interview with “The Hateful Eight’s” Walton Goggins “The Hateful Eight” takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming; John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is escorting fugitive Daisy “The Prisoner” Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Red Rock […]



Mike’s 15 Worst Films of 2015

Here are my 15 worst films of 2015 (in no particular order): 1). “Hot Pursuit”  (2015) A by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) and a widow of a drug kingpin (Sofia Vergara) are on the run as […]


The Big Short

“The Big Short” Movie Review

“The Big Short” (2015)   Ever wonder what caused the banking crisis of 2008 to happen? You know the one where major banks collapsed and died, where millions of people lost their homes and their […]


Inside Out

My Top Fifteen Films of 2015

Here are my top 15 films of 2015 (in no particular order): 1). “Spotlight”  (2015) The true story of how a group of reporters from the Boston Globe uncovered the huge scandal of child molestation […]



“Spotlight” Movie Review

“Spotlight” (2015) Media can entertain, inform and at times, bring about change and shed light on today’s problems. Churches can unite, heal and do good work in their communities. In some cases, Churches are not […]


Labyrinth of Lies

“Labyrinth of Lies” Movie Review

“Labyrinth of Lies” (2014) When terrible things happen, often a country will try to forget that it ever happened or rationalize that it wasn’t as bad as they first thought it was. It’s 1958 and […]



“Room” Movie Review

In a 10×10 room, a mother and five year old son, cope with kidnapping, imprisonment and a violent kidnapper.


Rock the Kasbah

“Rock the Kasbah” Movie Review

“Rock the Kasbah” (2015) Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is a rock promoter who has seen better days, or at least, he claims to have. He tells stories of the days when he discovered Madonna and […]




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