Movies

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

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense

Rating:  First, I must say that I was not as taken with this film as everybody else seemed to be. I think it definitely…

Sin City

Sin City

RRating:  Let’s start this off with the admission that I don’t know anything about graphic novels. Shit, I still called ’em comics until about…

Signs

Signs

Rating:  I feel like a giant loser. I can’t figure out how I feel about this film–at all. It has more problems than I…

The Siege

The Siege

Rating:  If there’s one thing I can’t stand is a movie with an annoyingly transparent message. If there’s one thing I hate even more,…

Sideways

Sideways

Rating:  I can’t even tell you how many movies have been ruined for me by that insidious devil, hype. That and seeing way too…

Sicko

Sicko

Rating:  I’ve always found Michael Moore’s movies interesting, but ultimately a little too Michael Moor-ish for their own good. The guy is a showman,…

Shutter Island

Shutter Island

Rating:  Second rate schlock. I know it’s almost not fair saying this about a film created by one of our best living directors, but…

Shrek

Shrek

Rating:  Are we this desperate for entertainment that a rehashed telling of Beauty and the Beast/The Frog and the Princess/Repunzel/Lyle [Lovett]& Julia [Roberts] deserves…

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Rating:  This thing honestly lingered on my shelf for quite a while, the guilt and curiosity a telltale heart of wasted gigs on my…

Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast

Rating:  It is amazing that there can be so many movies with the exact same plot. In fact, the last movie I reviewed, Heist,…

A Serious Man

A Serious Man

Rating:  Finally. Finally the Coen Brothers getting back to what they do best–a symbolic, intellectual movie that is both entertaining and utterly dense at…

Secret Window

Secret Window

Rating:  Oh, Jesus. The second you see John Turturro in that Amish getup, you know this movie is gonna suck. Plus, we know Stephen…

The Secret Lives of Dentists

The Secret Lives of Dentists

Rating:  Well, the title is intriguing, right? What’s not intriguing is Campbell Scott’s mustache. That thing is just plain creepy. The funny thing is,…

Saving Silverman

Saving Silverman

Rating:  Ugh, this movie is atrocious. With a plot straight out of a bad high school a.v. club short film and more bad slapstick…

The Savages

The Savages

Rating:  This is what I would call a “quiet” movie. The tone and tenor never really changes throughout, there are no sharp edges, no…

Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

Rating:  I’ve been plowing through the mumblecore pantheon of late. It’s been a kind of hit-or-miss affair, but I’ve stayed away from shit like…

Rushmore

Rushmore

Rating:  If there was any justice in the world, star Jason Schwartzman’s eyebrows would win an Academy Award. One word would sum up this…

Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

RRating:  This book is a tough act to follow. Burroughs, and his absolutely insane life growing up, was a totally engrossing read. It was…

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Rating:  I’m a sucker for Wes Anderson. I love quirky movies filled with bizarre, angst ridden people. Owen Wilson makes me laugh just looking…

Roger & Me

Roger and Me

Rating:  Michael Moore has been both demonized and deified. He’s almost as polarizing as the people he attacks. Some of this stems from his…

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

Rating:  It seems that Sylvester Stallone took a page out of his own book here and went kind of back to the future. Like…

RocknRolla

RocknRolla

Rating:  One cannot question Mr. Ritchie’s dedication to his craft (except for that foray into p-whipped nepotistic tomfoolery). The man clearly has a damn…

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Rating:  Oh my god this movie is nuts. I mean, I’ve seen tons of movies about drug addiction, but they all seem to have…