Movies

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

The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs

I saw The Silence of the Lambs at the Regal theaters in the Carousel Mall in 1991. And while it pretty much took over pop culture for what felt like years afterward, I...
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

The Keanussance is real. Ok, it's not real, real, but a guy who was once an acting school punchline has come through the other side as a bonafide action star. Or, more...
Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

I'm trying to remember how many of these Mission: Impossible movies I've seen. Even after watching this one, I recall nothing about any of them save the 1996 original in...
Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

It seems Hollywood is always looking for a return to some time in its past that they consider the golden age. For some I'm sure that involves male/female road movies with...
War Dogs

War Dogs

I suppose this would be Todd Phillips' other film. The one that isn't Old School or The Hangover or even Joker. In fact, I had little recollection that this was even a...
Little Women

Little Women

I am just killing it with these year-old movies! Movies based on 152-year-old books. I'm honestly not sure why I wanted to see this to begin with. It is definitely not...
The Social Network

The Social Network

Thanks Mark Zuckerberg for making a platform that my mom thinks is email, but it's not. Thanks for creating something that stresses me out on each Hallmark holiday and...
Okja

Okja

Apparently this site has just become a Bong Joon Ho tribute site of late. But, my god, this is a strange movie. It's all over the place in terms of tone and approach. At...
Parasite

Parasite

Yes, I am the last person on Earth to see Parasite. And I've decided that's okay. It's almost a challenge these days to avoid spoilers. It's not just like the old days...
Good Time

Good Time

I do love a crime drama. And there is no better backdrop for these types of stories than NYC. And Good Time takes full advantage of the chaos and dinginess of the city...
Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

I'd had Snowpiercer sitting in my queue for quite a while. It's so right up my alley I have no clue what was keeping me from firing it up. Maybe it was the fear that it...
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

What's better than watching a semi-violent Dwayne Johnson movie with children when stuck home during a global pandemic? A movie loosely connected to a very successful...
Jumanji the Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

This is what happens when you let the kids pick the movie. It's like letting the kids name the pets. That's why there are so many cats out there named Kitty and Fluffy...
Glass

Glass

God only knows what possessed me to want to finish this Shymalan trilogy. I alone seemed to like Unbreakable back in the day. And then finally got around to seeing the...
Bombshell

Bombshell

I honestly had no interest in seeing this movie. And after seeing it I'm sticking to my initial resistance. First, you know they're going to try to make me care about...
Vice

Vice

How do you watch and enjoy a movie about deplorable people? The Mother Theresa story this ain't. But when you think about it, Vice is hardly alone in having us revel in...
True Romance

True Romance

Watching True Romance in the theater back in 1993, I felt like I was experiencing a different kind of cinema. One that challenged the senses and took dialogue to a...
Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari

There are movies where the moviemaking overcomes the movie itself. In other words, the script or narrative may be lacking, but the sheer spectacle of the thing makes it...