Mike Berner Real Name
Michael Berner






Ever since I was a little kid I have directed my energy into arts and creative pursuits, from building fake buildings out of newspaper to making movies with action figures. Now I channel my passion for humanities, culture, and creative thought into writing – fiction, commentary on business, economics, and politics, and of course movie criticism. I enjoy a wide variety of films, especially those in the action, adventure, drama, crime, and science-fiction genres.

In 2016 I graduated with degrees in finance and economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. There I wrote a paper on the economics of parking lots that won the department’s top writing prize, and I later did a stint as a research assistant. I also slogged through two years of Chinese language and spent four months studying in Shanghai. Currently I work as a government economist at the Army Corps of Engineers.

In addition to writing and watching movies, I spend my spare time reading and working on modern art. You can find my business blog at HERE.

I am extremely excited to join the awesome team at Movie Blogger, and I look forward to hearing your feedback and geeking out about movies!



My Posts

Life movie review

Life: We Were Better Off At Home

Other reviews pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to Life. It feels a lot like ...
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea: A Few Misfires, but Still Oscar-worthy

There is not much to say about this movie that has not already been said. The acting is outstanding and ...
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Arrival movie review

Arrival Review

Although I’m a bit late on the arrival of my Arrival review, I figured I would resurrect this unpublished assessment ...
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Becoming Warren Buffett review

Get to Know Warren Buffett in New HBO Documentary

“Warren Buffett, the boy from Nebraska who grew up to be the Wizard of Omaha. What was it about him ...
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Shyamalan’s “Split” is An Unscary Mess

As the trailers for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror flick imply, Split’s main antagonist suffers from a disorder that allows ...
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Ep. VIII: What Will the Big Twist Be?

Earlier this week we learned that the next Star Wars film will be titled The Last Jedi. You know what that ...
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The Walking Dead Is Now Dead Man Walking

Like its spiritual predecessors on the big screen, The Walking Dead signifies the very worst of what the silver screen ...
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Westworld TV series review

Westworld Will Blow Your Mind

While one character in HBO’s Westworld describes consciousness as a journey through a maze, I would liken the audience’s own ...
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Rogue One: A Gigantic Step in the Wrong Direction

My initial reaction after seeing Rogue One was more or less “meh.” I told people the movie was good, drawing ...
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