Movies

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

Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake

Let's get the straight: Under the Silver Lake is not a good movie. It's scattered, nonsensical, amateurish and an obvious attempt to do some sort of Hitchcock...
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Why? Why! Why do I keep watching these movies? Because I love Hipster Jr. Jr. and my movie watching life has become slightly less important to me as a result...
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

For the forty-millionth time, I will claim not to be a superhero guy. Or an animation guy for that matter. But Hipster Jr. Jr. has dragged me into the world of Marvel...
White Boy Rick

White Boy Rick

In yet another film where the most remarkable thing is Matthew McConaughey's wig, I can't help but feel that squishing the life story of a single human into 111...
BlacKkKlamnsman

BlacKkKlansman

It turns out I've seen quite a few Spike Lee movies over the years. The first one was School Daze back in 1988. The second I saw in the theater was Do the Right Thing...
mid90s

mid90s

Full disclosure: I was a full-fledged adult in the mid-nineties. I had graduated college, moved to NYC and had a job and an apartment and everything. Despite this...
Hot Summer Nights

Hot Summer Nights

I mean how do I not watch a coming-of-age crime drama set in 1991? And starring this Timothy (sorry, it's spelled Timothée?!) Chalamet kid I've been hearing so much...
Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper

If you like Kristen Stewart, you’re gonna love Personal Shopper. Personally, the only thing I’ve seen her in is Panic Room, a movie in which she was twelve. She was...
Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

This 1995 film is supposed to be a Gen-X classic. Like a seminal piece of art that boiled down an entire generation into one wry indie movie. The thing is, the...
The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

It's always tough reviewing children's movies. After all, these things aren't meant for me. However, they are made for small-ish people like Hipster Jr. Jr. Tho...
Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Remember back in the day when all indie movies were about small crimes? Like every single film involved someone heisting or robbing or generally shooting something...
Unsane

Unsane

Steven Soderbergh, the man behind the Ocean’s movies and all sorts of other commercial-type stuff both decent and not as much, is now apparently an “experimental”...
A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

It’s always nice when they tell you right in the title what the movie is about. In this case, the world has actually become a quiet place. Or at least the corner of...
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Oh my lord. Yorgos, what the hell are you doing to me? I watched The Lobster. And boy if that wasn’t one fucked up film. Stylized within an inch of its life, but...
Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

Man, I’m super-torn about Hold the Dark. Well, not torn so much as confused. It’s a literally dark movie filled with symbolism and lots and lots of wolf stuff that...
The Florida Project

The Florida Project

I hate Florida. No, seriously, it’s a canker in the mouth of the United States and its general culture needs to be destroyed. Although, to be fair, it has provided...
First Reformed

First Reformed

Holy Jesus! No, seriously, holy Jesus. I had no idea this movie was a thing until some end-of-year list wrap-ups that mentioned a shockingly good performance from...