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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While I never bought into Cassandra's predicament, the strength of Wizemann's direction and Saylor's performance kept me involved. Review

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2021-11-27

2021

The Unforgivable has a card up its sleeve, but refusing to reveal its full hand until its dying moments turns out to be a misjudged play. Review

5.0

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2021-11-25

2021

Mixing Shakespeare with folk horror and the Manson family sounds like a winning idea, but in Lapwing it results in an over-cooked stew that leaves a sour taste. Review

4.0

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2021-11-23

2021

Ultimately this is the Clint Eastwood show, and your tolerance for Cry Macho's geriatric pacing and lack of high stakes drama will depend on how much you enjoy spending time in his company. Personally I can't think of too many faces I'd rather spend 105 minutes looking at. Review

8.0

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2021-11-11

2021

With a little more work on honing the story, West might have created an eye-catching debut. What we get here is closer to an acting showreel for a promising young woman in Mix. Review

5.0

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2021-11-09

2021

This lightness clashes with the title character's impending fate and his deep sense of regret. Yet somehow Hanks and the voice work of Landry-Jones combine to make this work. Review

7.0

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2021-11-05

2021

He may be working within his comfort zone here, but Schrader's idea of comfort is still more disruptive than most American filmmakers working today, and of the Movie Brat generation filmmakers, he's arguably the one who's done the most interesting work in the past decade. Review

7.0

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2021-11-04

2021

If there's little in the way of profound political insight on offer here, there are at least a couple of very entertaining performances from Marmaï and particularly Tedeschi, hilariously embodying the sort of angry woman destined to find her way onto the internet as the Karen of the day at some point. Review

6.0

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2021-11-03

2021

Larrain's film keeps an open mind about its protagonist, but it's truly enamoured of the young woman she's portrayed by. Review

8.0

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2021-11-02

2021

If Audiard occasionally fluffs his lines in a genre he seems ill-suited to here, visually he certainly keeps things interesting. With its bland and brutal architecture, the titular setting is an unconventional one for a romantic comedy, but Audiard and cinematographer Paul Guilhaume manage to find a beauty in the straight lines and sharp edges of the sort of tower blocks usually coded as dangerous in French cinema. Review

6.0

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2021-10-30

2021

The Sanz twins deliver remarkable performances. Review

7.0

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2021-10-29

2021

Sadly, such sequences are few and far between here, and whenever we're stuck in modern day London it's shot with the blandness of an episode of Hollyoaks, with writing to match. Review

5.0

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2021-10-28

2021

Given its favouring of character over action, Azor relies heavily on the strength of its cast. The quiet Rongione, who has something of Truffaut about him, is a perfect foil for the larger than life Argentinian character actors he's pitted against. Review

7.0

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2021-10-27

2021

Along with telling her story in confident visual terms, Hall has mined a pair of equally stunning, but very different performances from her leading ladies. Review

7.0

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2021-10-26

2021

Shepherd establishes Owen as someone who understands how to craft a horror movie, but there's little here that fans of the genre will find fresh or novel. Review

6.0

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2021-10-21

2021

It's strongest in its first half as we grow accustomed to Herbert's fascinating setting and political dynamics. When the big action scene does arrive it gets in and out without a fuss, unlike say the Marvel movies, which drag their dull set-pieces out to an interminable length. Review

7.0

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2021-10-16

2021

Carpenter has always been (unfairly) dismissive of his script for 1981's Halloween 2, claiming he wrote it while drunk on beer. What's Green's excuse? Review

1.0

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2021-10-15

2021

But for all its genre interrogation and visual style, it's the central performances of Poelvoorde and rising star Bellugi that keep us invested... Review

8.0

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2021-10-14

2021

It feels churlish to be so down on a movie that is so lovingly crafted, but for all its visual splendour (and I can't stress enough how visually splendid this film is), The French Dispatch rarely reels you in emotionally. Review

6.0

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2021-10-13

2021

The Beta Test doesn't always work, with the storytelling a little too chaotic and unfocussed at times. But you don’t really watch a Jim Cummings movie for its story. You watch it for his unique screen presence, which keeps you gripped throughout, hanging on his characters' every word. Review

7.0

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2021-10-12

2021

There's much to admire from a technical filmmaking viewpoint here, and it's a reminder that we'll miss the likes of Scott when they're gone. There are also some very entertaining moments. But amid all this the central drama of a woman's violation and her husband's narcissistic reaction gets lost in the blood and mud. Review

6.0

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2021-10-08

2021

With Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Hamaguchi gives us two great dramatic sketches and one quite satisfying one. But what's great about all three is that they leave us wondering where their protagonists will go from here. The great movie characters continue to exist once the credits roll, something that occurs not once but three times within the two hours of Hamaguchi's film. Review

8.0

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2021-10-01

2021

No Time to Die isn't the best movie of the Craig era, but it's the first one to stir my long suppressed childhood fondness for the series. Review

6.0

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2021-09-29

2021

Barrett has a lot of fun transplanting a very masculine genre into a world of teenage girls, and frankly, I'd rather face a pistol-packing bandit over an angry 17-year-old girl any day. Review

7.0

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2021-09-27

2021

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