Dramedy

Digging for Fire 1.5

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….

While We're Young 3

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…

Wish I Was Here 3

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…

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 and…

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…

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…

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…

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 at…

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…

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

Rating:  Taken from one of the best “guy” books of the 90’s, High Fidelity had all the earmarks of great film. First, you got your…

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 film….

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…