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: 1633 / 1633

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Mulan is a visually vivid but thematically tedious retelling of the Chinese legend. Review

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2020-09-07

2020

A British based Italian transplant, Biancheri combines both nation's cinematic legacies to give us a beautifully acted piece of social realist drama that's also very easy on the eye. Review

7.0

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2020-09-06

2020

With Blinders, Savage takes a well-worn stalker storyline, adds some contemporary fears, gives us a three-dimensional protagonist and weaves a solid thriller of the sort we just don't see all that often anymore. Review

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2020-09-02

2020

The New Mutants is the most boring kind of superhero movie, one where nobody wants to be a superhero and everyone spends the film moaning about the burden of their powers. Review

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2020-08-31

2020

The documentary broaches various subjects - such as how the filmmakers initially fell in love with the genre, how it provides great roles for women etc - but it moves so quickly between each topic that nothing gets covered with any satisfying substance. Review

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2020-08-29

2020

Nightmare Radio is a typical horror anthology, populated by some good, bad and ugly shorts. Review

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2020-08-27

2020

But if you're willing to indulge Kaufman, his film will get under your skin. Review

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2020-08-26

2020

Like the vacuous models that populate its story, Crystal Eyes looks fantastic but there's not a lot going on beneath its pretty exterior. Review

6.0

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2020-08-25

2020

Coming in under 85 minutes with relentless pacing and a minimum of dialogue, Ravage doesn't reinvent the grindhouse wheel in the manner of Coralie Fargeat's Revenge, but it does give it a shiny new set of hubcaps. In... Review

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2020-08-24

2020

She Dies Tomorrow seems like a novel idea, but it has its roots in films like Stanley Kramer's On the Beach and Don McKellar's Last Night, in which characters resign themselves to imminent destruction. The difference here is that while previous films have featured a very concrete threat, the vessel of death is left ambiguous here. Review

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2020-08-23

2020

Dunne's performance is palpably real and relatable, and she even integrates her self-consciousness regarding a birthmark under her left eye into her character's low self-esteem. Review

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2020-08-22

2020

Tenet contains some of the most objectively impressive action set-pieces of modern mainstream cinema, but subjectively it's a bit of a bore. Review

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2020-08-20

2020

If you can look past Baruchel's shoddy subtext-made-text, Random Acts of Violence offers enough thrills to keep genre fans engrossed. Review

6.0

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2020-08-18

2020

Thankfully, Almereyda finds a way to turn Tesla's story into a cinematic delight by focussing not on the man himself but by finding a way to celebrate and integrate his achievements through a postmodern storytelling. Review

8.0

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2020-08-17

2020

As with the social media it critiques, the best way to approach Spree is to view it as a trivial distraction. Don't take it too seriously and you might have some fun with it. Review

6.0

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2020-08-14

2020

You have to applaud Savage for pulling this off, but it compares poorly to similar movies like Searching and the Unfriended series, which have managed to use the limited real estate of a laptop screen to tell stories that offer more than simply a series of spookhouse set-pieces. Review

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2020-08-12

2020

So endearing are the central performances here, that if the movie took all four acting categories at the Oscars, it would be difficult to argue against such a sweep. Review

9.0

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2020-08-11

2020

But much like the alien living inside Konstantin, Sputnik struggles to break free from its sci-fi influences to stand on its own feet. Review

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2020-08-10

2020

While it provides some one-dimensional and one-sided laughs, Yes, God, Yes is ultimately little more than a secular sermon. Review

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2020-08-08

2020

She's found joy in the sport she loves, and you'll find much joy in the sparkling delights of this thoroughly likeable movie. Review

8.0

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2020-08-06

2020

There's a lesson here for low-budget filmmakers. Day 13 works best when it keeps things intimate, and for its opening 30 minutes or so it's a pretty effective little thriller, even if its protagonist's behaviour is hard to swallow. But it feels like a script that began with its final twist, and it ties itself in knots working backwards to deliver its denouement. Review

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2020-08-04

2020

We get no real backstory of how Ahmed came to be this way. Review

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2020-08-02

2020

Borte's filmmaking isn't exactly subtle, but it's economical and effective. Review

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2020-07-29

2020

If you grew up in the '80s and now have kids of your own reaching the age where they can indulge in the genre's delights, the four and a half hours of In Search of Darkness should serve as quite the primer for leading them down the path to horror geekdom. Review

7.0

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2020-07-28

2020

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