Dramedy

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...

Wilson

Woody Harrelson has had a weird career. Or at least that's kind of what it looks like from afar. I mean, he's Matthew McConaughey's stoner buddy and was best kn...
Digging for Fire

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. I thought wrong. It's l...
While We're Young

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. Thi...
Wish I Was Here

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 joint -- the second Zach Braff jo...
Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Rating:  Good idea. Poor execution. It's so sad when a movie that seems to have all the potential in the world goes down the tubes. From the first minute...
Solitary Man

Solitary Man

Rating:  There are a bunch of these movies out there that are vehicles for aging actors to do some acting. Even decent actors like Michael Douglas, w...
Greenberg

Greenberg

Rating:  I sat with this DVD for a long time. Well, I didn't sit with it exactly; Ms. Hipster gently disregarded my bi-weekly pleas to throw the thing ...
Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

Rating:  I'm one of those people who find Jack Black funny for about 2.5 seconds and then want to chuck him in a dumpster with Jamie Kennedy, Tom Green...
Happiness

Happiness

Rating:  This movie should have been called "Horniness," or, more appropriately, "Blech." There is, in fact, little to no happiness going on in this ...
The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

Rating:  Oh Jesus, I kinda don't want to write this one. This thing was such a giant disaster by a guy I really like, and he deserves better. I gu...
Waitress

Waitress

Rating:  This thing had all the earmarks of a successful indie movie. It had some marginally recognizable actors, a simple premise about simple people ...
I Heart Huckabees

I Heart Huckabees

Rating:  Wow, I mean, wow. Never have I seen a poorer imitation of decent filmmaking. Why try to make a Wes Anderson movie when you're obviously not ...
The Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Rating:  When I first saw the promos for this movie, I nearly burst with joy. Wes Anderson and Bill Murray together again? It was like a deadpan drea...
Garden State

Garden State

Rating:  New Jersey takes a lot of flak. Sure its citizens drive like shit and portions of it stink of the same, but it certainly has its positive qual...
The Station Agent

The Station Agent

Rating:  For some bizarre reason I thought for the longest time that this was a French film. I'm not really sure why other than the fact it's unusual...
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 many clips and getting ar...
Adaptation

Adaptation

Rating:  My God, where do I start? This flick makes Being John Malkovich seem like a leisurely jaunt in the country. Is this the story of a man struggl...