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: 2126 / 2126

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As a director, Mortensen makes great strides with his second film, displaying a knack for placing and moving his camera subtly so as to embellish the human drama rather than distract from it. Review

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31 may

31 may

Birthday Girl engages in the nuanced character building of great European cinema while also delivering the sort of adult-oriented thrills that were once Hollywood's stock in trade. Review

7.0

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30 may

30 may

This black and white production may not boast the technicolor and lavish sequences of the Archers' more famous works, but it's a visually striking film nonetheless. Review

9.0

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30 may

30 may

Danger is ever-present, death never more than one mistake away. Everyone is respected, but nobody can be trusted. Review

9.0

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29 may

29 may

We know how a movie like this will climax, but Nightsiren doesn't build up to its harrowing denouement so much as decide to arbitrarily drop it once it realises there are only 20 minutes left to go. Review

6.0

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29 may

29 may

Nash understands that there's something explicitly life-affirming about witnessing fictional characters meet wildly violent demises. Review

9.0

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28 may

28 may

With Hollywood intent on not just embracing AI but propagandising it with films like The Creator and Atlas, auteurs like Bonello and films like The Beast are set to play an important role. Review

8.0

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26 may

26 may

Twilight of the Warriors is a comic book movie in a way Hollywood comic book movies haven't been for a long time. It's not afraid to look silly and delivers a series of larger than life heroes and villains ripped from colourful splash pages and embodied by a cast that understands the job at hand. Review

7.0

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24 may

24 may

There's probably a very effective 30 minute short to be edited from The Coffee Table, but as a feature film it's something of a patience tester. Review

5.0

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22 may

22 may

But thankfully such moments are few and far between as this is mostly a movie built around practical effects and stunts, of men and motors, women and wheels, all smashing into one another for our viewing pleasure. Miller, you mad bastard, you've done it again. Review

8.0

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16 may

16 may

Harlin's direction is so uninspired that you can almost predict the exact sequence of shots he's about to unspool in every scene. Review

5.0

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16 may

16 may

Amid all the passionate pleading and pseudo-philosophy is a striking turn by Faure, an actress who has spent the past decade in minor roles but who delivers a performance here that suggests she's destined for full-on movie star status. Review

7.0

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14 may

14 may

It has that Lynchian quality of looking like our world but being just off enough to make us wonder if this was actually made by humans. Douglas Burke returns in a second role that is widely offensive but undeniably hilarious. Review

7.0

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11 may

11 may

It's a shame Double Blind fumbles its storytelling as in every other aspect it's an impressive, polished production that squeezes every cent out of its limited budget. Review

5.0

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10 may

10 may

If it doesn't quite offer enough originality in its storytelling to make for a great standalone entry, Kingdom fills its obligations as a new trilogy kickstarter, laying the foundation for an exciting new round of the ongoing conflict between man and ape. Even those who are unconvinced by this chapter will be pumped for the potential its ending sets up. Review

7.0

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9 may

9 may

Thanks to Hoffman's late intervention, the audience may leave the film with a curiosity for O'Connor that the rest of the film fails to inspire. Review

4.0

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8 may

8 may

There's a ton of evidence here to suggest Carmoon is an exciting talent, as indeed are her two young leads. Hoard is a movie that teems with life, in all its messiness. Review

7.0

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7 may

7 may

For over two hours this is a magical and moving tribute to a lost era of filmmaking and film appreciation. Review

9.0

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6 may

6 may

When it comes to mining scares from its own premise, Tarot isn't playing with a full deck. Review

3.0

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6 may

6 may

I'm unconvinced if it all really amounts to anything substantial, but La Chimera is often intoxicating, the sort of movie that makes you feel like you're on an adventurous holiday. Review

7.0

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2 may

2 may

Demons Are Forever never gets under your skin like its grittier predecessor. Review

6.0

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30 april

30 apr

Chavleishvili's performance is simultaneously alive and closed, forcing us to work hard to figure out what Etero really wants from her life. Review

6.0

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29 april

29 apr

Far from faceless victims, Rosman makes sure to humanise these people so that we're genuinely affected by their fates, and later the toll the realisation of her condition takes on Jessica. Review

7.0

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29 april

29 apr

For all the flashy visuals - which ironically come courtesy of Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – this is a movie that's all about performance, both of the athletes at the centre of its story and of the three young stars embodying them. Review

7.0

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27 april

27 apr

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