Movies

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

Dunkirk 4.1

Dunkirk

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

Anomalisa

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,…

The Lobster 3.5

The Lobster

Look, I knew The Lobster was going to be a weird hang. I knew it the second I saw that crumb catcher gracing the upper lip…

Digging for Fire 1.5

Digging for Fire

Digging for Fire is apparently part of this whole mumblecore genre. A genre I thought I was okay with. Not thrilled with, but okay with….

Steve Jobs 3

Steve Jobs

Am I a bad person for kind of liking this movie? Me, the person who constantly rails against biopics in all their forms? Even after…

Snowden 3.5

Snowden

I have to admit that I knew fuck-all about Edward Snowden before heading into this movie. I mean, I’d seen the dude on the news…

Straight Outta Compton 3.5

Straight Outta Compton

I’m not sure why my name isn’t on the masthead of Straight Outta Compton. I mean, I grew up a mere 20 miles from the heart…

Big Eyes 1.5

Big Eyes

I feel like I was a Tim Burton apologist for years. Well, not an apologist per se, but a fan, I guess. I mean, the…

This is Where I Leave You 2.5

This Is Where I Leave You

Oh the joy of a good ensemble cast. It always feels to me like they’re trying to re-create St. Elmo’s Fire or Diner or something…

Soaked In Bleach 2.5

Soaked in Bleach

Kurt Cobain took up a pretty large spot in my life as a young adult. Like many others, he spoke for that side of me that…

While We're Young 3

While We’re Young

There are always claims that so-and-so is the “voice of a generation.” It spans media, from film writers and directors to singer-songwriters to politicians. Thing…

The Martian 3

The Martian

Ms. Hipster read this book. She liked it to some extent, but remarked at how detailed and relatively dry it was. You know, lots of…

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2

Kingsman: The Secret Service

I generally stay away from comic book movies. Especially modern comic book movies, which seem to be nothing more than vehicles to blow up NYC…

Under the Skin 3.5

Under the Skin

There are movies and then there are films that stay with you for days after you finish watching them. Sometimes it’s because the thing is…

Jurassic World 2

Jurassic World

Yes, I saw this on the small screen. And, no, it wasn’t the lack of 3-D and IMAX and all the other bells and whistles…

Jobs 1.5

Jobs

No, this isn’t THAT Steve Jobs movie. This is the other one with the dude from Dude, Where’s My Car? Yeah, that guy. And while…

Whiplash 2.5

Whiplash

Let me start by saying that I resisted seeing this movie for quite a while. Despite all the awards and praise and the 1001 people…

Ex Machina 3.5

Ex Machina

Give me more fucking robots! That was my war cry before putting this DVD in the tray. Give me more DVDs! That was the second…

Edge of Tomorrow 3.5

Edge of Tomorrow

There is something inherently amazing about Tom Cruise. He’s the most insecure cocky guy on the face of the planet. At least that’s how we…

Wish I Was Here 3

Wish I Was Here

This is a movie that feels eerily similar to Garden State. I’m not sure why… Oh, wait, I totally know why! It’s a Zach Braff…

Intersteller 3.5

Interstellar

For a very large film, this thing felt remarkably small. Maybe it’s the silence of space or the oddly myopic view of the world we’re…

Trance

Trance

Rating:  This movie is such an amazingly over-engineered pile of crap, it’s shocking that Danny Boyle didn’t Alan Smithee the shit out of it. Like drown…