Movies

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

Vice

Vice

How do you watch and enjoy a movie about deplorable people? The Mother Theresa story this ain't. But when you think about it, Vice is hardly alone in having us revel in...
True Romance

True Romance

Watching True Romance in the theater back in 1993, I felt like I was experiencing a different kind of cinema. One that challenged the senses and took dialogue to a...
Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

There are movies where the moviemaking overcomes the movie itself. In other words, the script or narrative may be lacking, but the sheer spectacle of the thing makes it...
Knives Out

Knives Out

I recall the first time I saw a trailer for Knives Out. And I recall that I was excited as hell to see it. Never mind the fact it looked like a 2019 update of the movie...
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Ok, I've hit rock bottom. No, seriously, this is me pretty much giving up. Hipster Jr. Jr. didn't even have to lead me into the abyss. I asked her if she wanted to watch...
Marriage Story

Marriage Story

I recall someone saying that they should technically call this Divorce Story. Accurate. And then someone else I know asked why in the hell anyone would want to watch a...
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Ms. Hipster read The Goldfinch some time ago. So did like half the planet. It seems, on the surface, like something I'd enjoy. But she and almost every review I read...
Good Boys

Good Boys

I always feel weird watching movies that star kids. In fact, at my advanced age, I feel strange watching films that star teenagers, college students, young adults and even...
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Nobody needs to hear yet another Star Wars take. But here it is. This series has outlived its usefulness. The trilogy, as they've concepted it, has outlived its usefulness...
Split

Split

Yes, I'm going to start my 2020 movie reviews with a film from 2016. Because why not? Plus, it seemed that Split would describe 2019 pretty well. After all, we all lived...
Annihilation

Annihilation

I spent entirely too long not seeing Annihilation. I mean, I have Ex Machina on DVD. DVD! And this is that but like way different. But both are directed by Alex Garland...
Booksmart

Booksmart

Is it creepy that I'm watching this movie? Maybe. Maybe not. I mean, it's not quite Losin' It or The Last American Virgin, but any time I — an adult male — watch...
Long Shot

Long Shot

Long live the romantic comedy. No, seriously. I'm a sucker for them. They make for the perfect background entertainment. Or, in this case, the perfect in-the-air...
The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don’t Die

Jim Jarmusch is one of those directors I think I'm supposed to like. He's like a slightly less weird David Lynch with Kicking and Screaming energy. Or maybe Slacker-era...
El Camino

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Did we really need the Jesse Pinkman post-Breaking Bad story? Seriously. After a beloved five-season series wrapped up in what felt like a very satisfactory manner...
Welcome to Happiness

Welcome to Happiness

Oh, indie film. I know it’s not a genre in itself, but there is a look and feel that just screams indie. It’s that naturalistic sound, mix of comedy and drama and, of...
Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

You know what accent is hard to pull off? Pull off without sounding completely ridiculous? Or like without sounding like a dumb vampire? A Russian accent. And what...
Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

There is a weird, rambling quality to Bad Time at the El Royale. As if the title and the 140-minute runtime weren't enough of a clue, its feels like in a perfect...