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: 1630 / 1630

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Exit Plan plays like a thinly concealed hatchet job on the assisted suicide industry. Review

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2020-06-17

2020

There's nothing outstanding here, but there are three fun segments that just about outweigh the weaker shorts to make this a worthwhile Friday night watch for less discerning horror fans. Review

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2020-06-14

2020

There's enough here to fill out a bloated-bellied Sunday afternoon on the couch with your old man, and veterans of combat may find themselves raising a glass in memory of their own Normans. Review

7.0

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2020-06-10

2020

I guess A Rainy Day in New York sounds more appealing than A Drizzly Day in Dayton, but Allen's latest makes for a damp 90 minutes. Review

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2020-06-07

2020

While This Teacher broaches some very serious issues, it's not short on laughs. Review

7.0

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2020-06-04

2020

Cut out Neyman's segments and you'll have a very effective 20 minute video essay on the strengths of Showgirls. The remaining 70 minutes or so are patchy at best. Review

6.0

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2020-06-02

2020

For all of its magical unbroken takes and ADD editing, Patterson's film too often relies on forcing us to listen to supporting characters relate expository soliloquies about generic alien encounters. Review

6.0

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2020-05-30

2020

Guest of Honour's greatest strength lies in the casting of Thewlis, whose performance keeps us enraptured in spite of the film's narrative issues. Review

7.0

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2020-05-29

2020

It doesn't help that Confessional feels like a product of the '90s, with plot revelations that simply don't carry the same sort of social weight they might have a couple of decades ago. Review

4.0

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2020-05-27

2020

Tedeschi's scenes with Tereszkiewicz, who is surely a star in the making on the strength of her turn here, give the film its heart and cement its theme of the trouble we can find ourselves in when we refuse to remain true to our real identities. Review

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2020-05-25

2020

The Final Wish is more successful if viewed not as a horror movie but as one of those dramas about a struggling protagonist who reluctantly returns to his hometown upon a parent's death. Review

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2020-05-23

2020

Bird's direction is similarly subtle, but he employs some beautiful little moments of editing... Review

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2020-05-20

2020

It's staggeringly impressive what Hernandez and Joly-Gonfard and their crew have managed to pull off on a relatively miniscule budget. Review

7.0

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2020-05-18

2020

Thank the stars for the independent sector, which is giving us women protagonists that we can relate with regardless of our gender or shared cultures. Review

8.0

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2020-05-14

2020

It almost feels like the movie's first and second halves were written by completely different authors, such is the noticeable absence of thrills and spills in its back end. Review

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2020-05-11

2020

Blood Quantum simply doesn't do enough to stand out in a genre that refuses to stay dead. Review

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2020-05-07

2020

Z

Z keeps us gripped with just the right mix of slowburn menace, occasional and effective jump scares, and an earnest performance by Tracy. Review

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2020-05-05

2020

The dynamic between Paul and Mickey makes for a fascinating watch, but as Get In nears its explosive climax, it begins to switch tone into something closer to a horror movie, and it all gets a bit silly. Review

6.0

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2020-05-02

2020

Hagazussa is merely a more highbrow variation of torture porn, asking us to passively observe a woman's emotional, psychological and ultimately physical destruction. Review

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2020-04-29

2020

Ema

Those of us who can appreciate the thrill of watching a bad girl using her body and brains to pull off a deliciously destructive plan, Ema is a delight. Review

8.0

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2020-04-27

2020

Writer/director Kitty Green and Garner's insular performance leave Jane's motivations for contacting HR ambiguous. Review

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2020-04-25

2020

It's a shame that Cristofer's house of cards collapses so spectacularly with his pathetic attempt at a twist, as despite the blandness of his direction and the inconsistencies of his plot, I was still somewhat on board, thanks largely to Sheridan and de Armas' awkward but endearing chemistry. Review

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2020-04-22

2020

Director Sun-dong struggles to establish any atmosphere, and the various stalking/kill sequences are rendered with little to no visual flair or imagination. There's literally nothing here that you haven't seen in countless low budget teen horrors. Review

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2020-04-19

2020

A shame that the movie never quite makes the most of what should be a unique and fascinating antagonist. Review

6.0

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2020-04-16

2020

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