Movie reviews of Eric Hillis

These are all the movies and series that Eric has reviewed. Read more at: The Movie Waffler.

Number of movie reviews: 2069 / 2069

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The Flash moves along nicely when it's being anchored by a 70-year-old actor, but when we're left in the company of the titular speedster it halts to a snail's pace. Review

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7 june

7 jun

At times the camera moves through the world in a way that seems inspired by those Lucasarts video games from the late '80s and early '90s, and the lack of narrative thrust gives the act of watching Asteroid City the appearance of watching someone explore the setting of an elaborate video game while ignoring the actual gameplay. Yes, it's a lovingly detailed world but can we get back to the mission? Review

5.0

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5 june

5 jun

Geoghegan's ensemble are a well-drilled unit, delivering performances that draw on the sort of larger than life acting style that was popular in the mid 20th century before the likes of Brando and Dean started mumbling their way to stardom. Review

7.0

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4 june

4 jun

The superficial storytelling means Mescal and Barrera never quite click as a screen couple, except when they're sharing a dancefloor, at which points the film erupts into life. Review

6.0

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3 june

3 jun

Savage calls on some classic childhood fears – the monster under the bed or in the closet, the thing that lurks in the shadows – and builds effective set-pieces around them. Review

7.0

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1 june

1 jun

This is very much a movie of vibes rather than plot, of sensuality rather than seriousness. Watch it on a sticky summer night for best effect. Review

7.0

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31 may

31 may

It's credit to Cavalli's writing and Porcaroli's performance that the crazier Amanda behaves, the more we warm to her. Review

8.0

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28 may

28 may

Sweeney is excellent in what are essentially dual roles: that of Winner and of the role of wide-eyed innocent Winner adopts before she's backed into a corner and forced to confess. Review

7.0

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27 may

27 may

It's the very fact that Gravel is willing to present us with a flawed protagonist that makes it so easy to empathise with Julie, and it also highlights how the system forces those on the lowest rungs to climb over others. Review

7.0

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26 may

26 may

Did Rodriguez employ some hypnotic powers of his own to convince everyone involved they were working on a good movie? Review

2.0

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25 may

25 may

Technology may change, but thrillers always rely on a compelling villain and a twisty plot, both of which are very much present here. Review

7.0

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24 may

24 may

Sisu employs old school filmmaking, filled with practical effects that go a long way to hammering home the visceral nature of combat. Review

7.0

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19 may

19 may

If you want to see a master filmmaker making peace with the world as he prepares to leave it, Master Gardener should be top of your watch list. Review

8.0

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17 may

17 may

If you like the movies of Ruben Ostlund, Quentin Dupieux, Peter Strickland and Yorgos Lanthimos, you should be able to get on board with this, though all of those filmmakers have managed to employ absurdism in a more accessible manner. Review

7.0

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15 may

15 may

Le Bon's debut suggests great things to come. She's made a movie with a universal theme everyone can relate t0, but which feels intensely personal. Review

8.0

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13 may

13 may

Cervera employs some clever compositions to generate the maximum amount of suspense. Review

7.0

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9 may

9 may

Baisho is immensely watchable as Mishi, even though the character never does anything particularly dramatic beyond signing up for her own demise. Review

7.0

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4 may

4 may

It's more interested in being a trashy erotic drama (albeit one with a curious lack of nudity) than an insightful look at a period in a poet's life. That said, as trashy erotic dramas go, it's rarely dull. Review

6.0

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2 may

2 may

Hardwicke shoulders the bulk of the movie, appearing in every scene, and by the end we feel like we know Cian better than he might know himself. While given less screen time, Galligan is equally impactful... Review

8.0

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28 april

28 apr

The pagan energy of Pamfir transcends its conditional contexts and, in its final scenes especially, becomes a universal treatise on what it means to be a man. Review

10

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26 april

26 apr

Park is a sensation, the sort of presence that glues your eyes to the screen, the kind of woman you can't look away from. Review

8.0

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24 april

24 apr

It's hard to think of more troubling subject matter than Dalva's backstory, but Nicot has created a movie that is thoroughly charming. Review

8.0

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22 april

22 apr

After a few too many wheelies, Rodeo ends up on its arse, but there's an undeniable rush of adrenaline along the way. Review

6.0

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21 april

21 apr

It's a rather blandly written piece but Reed lends it a gravitas, his face betraying his confused feelings regarding the villainess. It's too easy to simply think of Reed as a drunken hellraiser today, but this is a reminder of just what a fine actor he was. Review

6.0

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20 april

20 apr

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