Movies

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

Welcome to Happiness

Welcome to Happiness

2016 ∙ Fantasy Comedy ∙ 1h 48min 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 naturali...
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...
A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

I recall seeing the trailer for this movie and being intrigued. After watching movies and television shows that take crime super-seriously, it's always cool to see...
Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

I read the novel on which this movie is based. I didn't really like it. So, to summarize, I decided to waste 90 minutes of my life watching a film based on a book...
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...