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Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

I believe the last time I was in Gettysburg, PA was on a teen tour that left Los Angeles and meandered across the US and…


Star Wars: The Last Jedi

What can I say about The Last Jedi that hasn’t already been said? Well, nothing, really. Other than to say ho-hum. Maybe it’s age. Or…

Album Reviews

Check out the albums that have left Mr. H with permanent hearing loss in his left ear, but a song in his heart.
All Belief is Paradise

Fits: All Belief is Paradise

Fits, uh, fits in this nice little corner of my listening habits: the short-ass LP that I can put on when I get in the…

Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry

I can’t remember how many years I’ve been listening to Wolf Parade, though it seems like forever. I look back on the 90s and think,…

Teenage Grown Ups

Lovely Bad Things: Teenage Grown Ups

There is definitely a seed from which Lovely Bad Things has sprouted. It’s that mid-90s female-led college radio rock genre that had CDs that splayed…

Television Reviews

They say TV will rot your brain. Mr. Hipster does his best to prove them right.
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Top of the Lake: China Girl

I watched the original Top of the Lake when it came out back in 2013. The title made sense, as the town in the show…

Snowfall: Season 1

I came of age during the crack epidemic in Los Angeles. I had very little understanding of the socioeconomic and cultural impact the drug had…

Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete: Season 1

I first watched Sneaky Pete when it was one of Amazon’s pilots. It had some potential, but felt way too traditional and safe. Some of…

The Lowe Files: Season 1

I’m honestly not sure who asked for some show called The Lowe Files. I’m not sure who asked for this show called The Lowe Files….

Movie Reviews

Enjoy the rantings as Mr. Hipster proves he slept through his film criticism courses in college.
Dunkirk 4.1


I suppose that Christopher Nolan had to try some new genre in order to add to his already impressive canon. And why not give the…

Patti Cake$ 4

Patti Cake$

There’s nothing like watching a movie about New Jersey in New Jersey. Well, not about New Jersey, so much as enveloped by New Jersey. Such is…

Win It All 3.5

Win It All

It’s funny. Win It All is an utterly predictable film. Which, in the land of the indie film, makes it an anomaly. Add to the…

Anomalisa 3.8


Do you like to watch puppets fuck? I mean, not in like a weird way. Like in a cinematic, artsy way? Because, if you do,…

Booze & Grub Survey

Reviews of New York City’s most popular (and least popular) bars and restaurants.
Dig Inn - Union Square

Dig Inn – Union Square

Options in the Flatiron and Union Square area used to be slim. In fact, back in the day, Union Square was a complete shithole. I…

Dos Caminos - Third Avenue

Dos Caminos – Third Avenue

Not to be confused with Dos Toros, or even Tres Carnes, Dos Caminos is Spanish for “Two Sweatsocks.” Wait, what? Sorry, Google translate fail. Apparently…

Momofuku Ssam Bar

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

I’m still not sure I know what a ssäm is, but I assume it’s some Asian (possibly Korean) wrap type thing that involves meat, rice…

Book Reviews

This much ignorance about literature can only lead to hurt feelings and a whole lot of nonsense.
Stranger In a Strange Land

Stranger In a Strange Land

I should know better than to read old sci-fi and assume I won’t get annoyed by the fact it is outpaced by reality. In other…

Before The Fall

Before the Fall

Is he a showrunner or an author? Or an author/novelist who’s a showrunner? The man behind such excellently twisted shows as Fargo and Legion breaks…

The Tiger's Wife

The Tiger’s Wife

No matter how many times I reminded myself that The Tiger’s Wife didn’t take place in India, (and is actually situated in an unnamed Balkan…

Tapping the Source

Tapping the Source

So I’d read that Tapping the Source was, in fact, the source material for the movie, Point Break. I mean, sure, there’s surfing and some…

Hipster Diary

I have a lot on my mind. Sometimes it causes insomnia. Maybe this will help.
Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

I believe the last time I was in Gettysburg, PA was on a teen tour that left Los Angeles and meandered across the US and…

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