Movies

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

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

2019 ∙ Period Drama ∙ 2h 15min 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 se...
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...
Knives Out

Knives Out

I recall the first time I saw a trailer for Knives Out. And I recall that I was excited as hell to see it. Never mind the fact it looked like a 2019 update of the movie...
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Ok, I've hit rock bottom. No, seriously, this is me pretty much giving up. Hipster Jr. Jr. didn't even have to lead me into the abyss. I asked her if she wanted to watch...
Marriage Story

Marriage Story

I recall someone saying that they should technically call this Divorce Story. Accurate. And then someone else I know asked why in the hell anyone would want to watch a...
The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Ms. Hipster read The Goldfinch some time ago. So did like half the planet. It seems, on the surface, like something I'd enjoy. But she and almost every review I read...