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: 1327 / 1327

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Any longer and the lack of substance in Potter's drama might start to show, but the brevity gives it an anecdotal quality, and it doesn't make you wait too long for its punchline to knock you out. Review

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2017-10-03

2017

As lifeless as a retired replicant, Blade Runner 2049 is as much fun as counting electric sheep. Review

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2017-10-02

2017

I can't speak for every viewer, but I found it impossible to sympathise with a man who, by rights, should have served time in jail for child abuse. Review

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2017-10-01

2017

Aside from an early animal attack, there's a lack of obstacles for the film's protagonists to overcome, and most of the movie simply consists of Alex and Ben trudging through the snow during the day, and engaging in tedious fireside chats at night in the caves and abandoned log cabins they conveniently stumble upon. Review

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2017-09-19

2017

This reboot is undoubtedly awful, but when the source material is as uninspiring as the 1990 original, what can you really expect? This is one property that should never have been revived. Review

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2017-09-18

2017

Had Bruckner taken advantage of Spall's comic talents and gone down the Dog Soldiers route, this could have been a future Friday night six-pack and pizza classic. In its current state, it's barely worth watching on a wet Wednesday. Review

4.0

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2017-09-17

2017

There are times when Jolie's direction still feels rough around the edges, such as the distracting jump cuts of the opening act, but for the most part this is a giant artistic leap for the actress turned filmmaker. Review

7.0

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2017-09-16

2017

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Hardcore devotees of such Far East fantasy will likely embrace the madness, but everyone else will begin to suspect Sono is making all this up on the fly, and the film's ultimate explanation resembles the type of ending a schoolboy might slap on his short story assignment when he finally reaches the designated word count. Review

6.0

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2017-09-15

2017

Let Goodbye Christopher Robin bring a little joy into your world for a couple of hours; it has a hundred acres of heart, but it will also make you think, think, think. Review

8.0

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2017-09-14

2017

Thanks in no small part to an instant star-making turn from Beecham (perhaps the year's finest work on the acting front), Daphne is one of the most complex, intricate and fascinating characters to appear on a screen in recent years. If the only true love is the love of cinema, I'm head over heels for Daphne. Review

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2017-09-13

2017

The cast assembled for TGC is quite staggering, but everyone is wasted here... Review

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2017-09-12

2017

Offers two thoroughly charming protagonists... Review

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2017-09-11

2017

Suffice to say the situation grows increasingly absurd until it reaches apocalyptic levels in the final act (think 8½ meets Children of Men). It's a Monty Python sketch stretched out to two hours, or a Eugene Ionesco play with too many actors. If you can tolerate it, good for you, but halfway through I began wishing cinema auditoriums came equipped with ejector seats. Review

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2017-09-10

2017

What ultimately saves the film is its cast. It's refreshing to see a movie in which most of the performers are over the age of 60, and The Death of Stalin benefits significantly from the combined wealth of experience on display here. Review

6.0

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2017-09-09

2017

While it's difficult for a neutral viewer to invest in Borg Vs McEnroe the way the film would like you to, it's the film's strong performances that will hold your attention. Review

6.0

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2017-09-08

2017

Fans of the western genre, feminists and anti-clerics will all find just about enough to keep themselves amused by Brimstone, but much of it feels like a mishandled mis-opportunity. Review

6.0

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2017-09-07

2017

The biggest failing of The Bad Batch is that it's all constructed with far too much sanity. It seems inspired by genuine cult movies like Alejandro Jodorowsky's psychedelic western El Topo, but you're always aware it's the creation of a control freak rather than a genuine lunatic. Review

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2017-09-06

2017

It's at this point that Bonello's film becomes a lot less interesting, a half-baked commentary on consumer culture that fails to hold a candle to its obvious inspiration, George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Review

7.0

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2017-09-05

2017

A film that will make you question how you might react in a similar scenario, Killing Ground is survival horror with a capital S and a capital H, the most refreshing take on the genre in quite some time. Review

8.0

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2017-09-04

2017

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The kids are a delight to watch, Skarsgard is effectively deranged as Pennywise and the movie doesn't shy away from the darkness of its subject matter. But 135 minutes just isn't enough. Review

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2017-09-03

2017

While in the west we have to settle for the mini-skirt clad Wonder Woman, ironically, it's the male-dominated cultures of the Middle East and South Asia that have been offering us the most defiantly feminist role models. Review

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2017-09-02

2017

In Between is by no means a perfect film, and its protagonists are equally flawed. But that's what makes them so real. Hamoud isn't interested in making her characters 'likeable'. They're not seeking our approval, just our acceptance. Review

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2017-09-01

2017

Una

I can't speak for Harrower's play, but the film he has fashioned as a scriptwriter suggests he has scant interest in anything other than exploiting a shocking subject. Review

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2017-08-15

2017

Insyriated offers an intriguing setup for a chamber drama, but it quickly veers into over the top melodrama that too often relies on character behaviour that's difficult to swallow. Review

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2017-08-14

2017

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