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 known for...
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 like, "Yeah...
This is Where I Leave You

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 when they get all these great, compelling...
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. Thing is, I...
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 joint, once...
Frances Ha

Frances Ha

This is one of those stammery movies. If you've seen one, you know what I'm talking about. I weird mixture of scripted and unscripted moments that feel both realistic...
Solitary Man

Solitary Man

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, who is at his best in parts...
Greenberg

Greenberg

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 in the ol' player. "I'm...
Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

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 and Robin Williams during...
Happiness

Happiness

This movie should have been called "Horniness," or, more appropriately, "Blech." There is, in fact, little to no happiness going on in this film. Instead there's a lot...
The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

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 guess the term "self-indulgent"...
Waitress

Waitress

This thing had all the earmarks of a successful indie movie. It had some marginally recognizable actors, a simple premise about simple people and some built-in buzz due...
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...