Hipster has written 26 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★½

    Nick Fury: Lost his eye to a cat
    Thor: Lost his eye to his sister
    Eddie: Lost his eye to dirt

  • Secret Sunshine

    Secret Sunshine

    ★★★½

    This film can be different things to different people and be equally effective in any of its interpretations. Even as the film piles awkwardness and suffering upon its character, it never feels exploitative or emotionally manipulative, maintaining a restrained tone entirely devoid of melodrama. Put simply, Secret Sunshine shows how religion uses us and how we use religion. A film about the lies we tell ourselves in order to live, it suggests that there may be no bigger lie than religion—but also acknowledges that sometimes lies are necessary.

  • Stronger

    Stronger

    ★★★½

    David Gordon Green's Stronger is a more thoughtful and sophisticated film, which has the guts to admit that nobody won that day and addresses the subject of human frailty -- in many forms -- in a distinctly un-Hollywood way. Never manipulative yet always captivating, this portrait of one ordinary man is an extraordinary motion picture. The road to recovery is filled with both the good and bad sides of Jeff Bauman, and thankfully so, as that's what makes a biopic…

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    ★★★½

    The entire Maze Runner series is basically the choice between saving the world or saving their friends. Thomas chose his friends and Teresa chose the world. Both are not wrong but both could not cope with the other’s choice. For me, Thomas' and Newt's friendship carried the film, I was convinced by all of the performances. Props to the sound design and music as well.

    Surprisingly well directed film in terms of the action, I'm looking forward to see what…

  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner

    ★★★½

    Minho's hair was absolutely perfect in the entire movie despite the fact he hadn't had a proper shower in 3 years. Dude must have stashing some shampoo back in that hut of his.

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★½

    God this movie was a breath of fresh air. I came into this movie with some assumptions but none of these were upheld. Efficient and highly effective in its style, relying on sound, creepy production design, and the men's own fear and misjudgment to create the sense of pervasive doom.

    I respect the director for not going for not going the easy jumpscare route and creating believable conflict that makes us invested in the characters. It had both solid practical…

  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters

    ★★★½

    Really dug how the movie had bright colors, sunny skies, bright vistas. Most post apocalyptic movies tend to go for muted colors, overcast weather. Really help sell that the world was still alive even after humans retreated. Such a nice change of pace.

  • The Wolverine

    The Wolverine

    ★★★½

    Logan: “Go ahead, ask me where I found it”
    Him: Whimpers “where’d you find it?”
    Logan : “Oh well it’s funny you should ask”
    Gets me every damn time 😂😂

    They did a really good job with this movie. But I couldn't help to feel that this movie really should have been Rated R so we could get some gruesome kills.

  • X2

    X2

    ★★★½

    "You are a god among insects. Never let anyone tell you different."
    “Never trust a beautiful woman specially the ones that’s interested in you.”
    - That's some wise words from Magneto...

    Ian McKellen did a great job of portraying Magneto. He is just one of those few people who can make an old man in prison PJs look ridiculously bad ass.

  • The Accountant

    The Accountant

    ★★★½

    This may be the only movie I've ever seen where siblings on a trajectory for a final death battle just end up talking it out and bonding, making plans to meet up next week.

    A thriller should be entertaining and smart, both of which The Accountant is. The fighting scenes and the choreography were great, there was some pretty sweet dry-erase board action as well and the Barrett .50cal sound is amazing. I love that weapon. I was really glad…

  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

    ★★★½

    Walker: y’all don’t wanna do this.
    Bucky: yeah, we do.
    Zemo: and my work here is done.

    I didn't think I would like Zemo this much but he's probably my favourite MCU character in general now, he's so swag <3

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★½

    Move over everyone, give Best Actor to Paul Rudd for his role playing Michelle Pfieffer.

    Also, The way these actors lip-sync to Luis (Peñas) story time is amazing. Expressions and all.