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: 1662 / 1662

Options

It's certainly cold, with Ostrochovsky's camera viewing events with a dispassionate distance, but it's never quite as chilling as this story of paranoia and fear of authoritarianism should be. Review

5.0

List

Rate

2021-05-12

2021

Complimenting the directorial skills of Charbonier and Powell is the young Dewey, whose silent performance is immensely impressive. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2021-05-11

2021

For a movie that tackles such a hot button issue, And Tomorrow the Entire World is surprisingly lacking in political depth. Review

6.0

List

Rate

2021-05-07

2021

Kruger certainly has a distinctive in-your-face style, which may win him some fans of an edgelord nature, but if you're looking for originality in narrative terms, well, forget about it. Kruger's film is probably best enjoyed if your brain is as fried as its protagonist. Review

4.0

List

Rate

2021-05-06

2021

Oxygen plays its story with a straight face, and its sober tone and lack of emotional engagement makes its real time 100 minutes suffocating for the wrong reasons. Review

5.0

List

Rate

2021-05-05

2021

Zhao is as poetic a filmmaker as it gets, the closest to a John Ford figure we have today; and like that great American master, she knows where to find poetry in America, in its people and its panoramas. Review

9.0

List

Rate

2021-05-03

2021

There's an interesting movie somewhere in Here Are the Young Men, or maybe a better adaptation of Doyle's book. Ironically, it suffers from a filmmaker who seems intent on following the example of others rather than forging his own creative path. Review

5.0

List

Rate

2021-05-01

2021

Things Heard & Seen desperately wants to be a horror movie for our moment, but it's unlikely to haunt your thoughts for more than a minute. Review

4.0

List

Rate

2021-04-30

2021

It's difficult to imagine audiences clamouring for the further adventures of John Kelly/Clark, as this potential franchise runs out of ideas halfway through its first instalment. Review

5.0

List

Rate

2021-04-29

2021

These characters are so uninteresting and their journey so monotonous that by the time they're in danger you couldn't care less who makes it off the island. Review

4.0

List

Rate

2021-04-28

2021

Beast Beast doesn't quite coalesce as neatly as it might like, but there's something affecting about its rough edges. Mining three striking performances from his young leads and displaying a talent for structuring a story to elicit the maximum build-up of tension, Madden has marked himself as one to watch. Review

7.0

List

Rate

2021-04-27

2021

Regardless of the racial issues, it never really grapples with its central theme of how human lives are valued by education level and skills. After all its tortured moodiness, it ultimately comes down to another protracted scene in which someone has to venture outside the shuttle and take a dangerous space walk to repair a doohickey. Review

5.0

List

Rate

2021-04-24

2021

Laid out on paper, The Oak Room may not spin the most original story, but in Calahan, Genoway and their grizzled ensemble of motormouths, we're treated to a captivating spin on some old standards. Review

7.0

List

Rate

2021-04-23

2021

Using limited means, Robinson and Young have crafted an engaging horror story that focusses on the one element so often overlooked by low budget practitioners of the genre – the people at its centre. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2021-04-17

2021

O'Brien is affable enough as Joel, but after setting him up as a nebbish in the opening scenes, the film fails to exploit the comic potential of how out of depth he is. Review

6.0

List

Rate

2021-04-15

2021

Agutter perfectly captures Wynne's contradictory mix of naivete and precociousness. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2021-04-14

2021

I suspect Marshall may have been aiming to create a sort of b-horror Passion of Joan of Arc, along the lines of how Roger Corman and Vincent Price gave us a glorious drive-in take on Shakespeare with Tower of London, but the movie doesn't embrace its trashiness enough to compensate for how dull the whole affair is. Review

3.0

List

Rate

2021-04-11

2021

It is Ahmed’s tight performance which keeps Sound of Metal’s emotional rhythm on point. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2021-04-10

2021

But for all its structural smarts, Palm Springs works because of its charm. It's a light-hearted delight anchored by two winning performances from Samberg and Milioti. Review

7.0

List

Rate

2021-04-09

2021

It's ironic that a filmmaker from China found a natural home in this corner of America – what a shame that she too has now been tempted by the bright lights of Los Angeles, as you can't help but feel that Pine Ridge has many more stories to tell. Review

9.0

List

Rate

2021-04-07

2021

Though A Common Crime is set in modern day Argentina, it's very much dealing with the ghosts of that era, how those who kept silent are haunted by the spirits of the dead. Review

7.0

List

Rate

2021-04-07

2021

While Silent Action is never quite as gripping as it might have been, it's an entertaining distillation of everything that was occurring in both Italy's cinema and its politics in the '70s, a fruitful time on screen if a fearful era on the streets. Review

7.0

List

Rate

2021-04-06

2021

It's a shame The Power couldn't explore its theme in a more nuanced, genre-savvy fashion. Review

6.0

List

Rate

2021-04-05

2021

I hated Antebellum, but I found myself interrogating just why it rubbed me the wrong way. Review

3.0

List

Rate

2021-04-04

2021

What is Veboli?

Veboli provides personal movie advice, so you can easily choose the right movie to watch. Learn more

Stay up to date?

Read the Veboli blog

Instagram
Instagram
LinkedIn
Twitter

Got a question?

Send us a message

English