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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Army of the Dead simply doesn't function as a horror movie, and as an action movie it lacks sufficient creativity and craziness. Review

4.0

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2021-05-22

2021

Not the most visually oriented of directors, Ritt's film is overly reliant on dialogue to detail its twists and turns. Luckily for Ritt his Welsh leading man possesses one of the most iconic voices ever recorded. Review

8.0

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2021-05-21

2021

Too much of Frankie consists of characters telling us their backstories, and every time someone new enters the screen they begin to tell the nearest character of their troubles. None of it feels remotely natural... Review

5.0

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2021-05-20

2021

I suspect some viewers may miss the point here and find Dinner in America as abrasive as its male protagonist, but anyone willing to embrace its skanky charms is in for a treat. Review

7.0

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2021-05-19

2021

Visually, Rare Beasts is exactly the sort of movie you might expect from a first time director, all quick cuts and indulgent fantasy sequences. Review

4.0

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2021-05-18

2021

Psycho Goreman never quite fully exploits its premise, but it resolutely refuses to take itself seriously and avoids getting unnecessarily bogged down in its plot. Review

7.0

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2021-05-17

2021

On the surface it's little more than a slick erotic thriller, but look under the bed and you'll find Verhoeven wielding a sharp weapon of his own. Review

7.0

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2021-05-15

2021

The only bright spark here is Adams, who, God love her, really does her best to add some depth to the proceedings. Review

3.0

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2021-05-14

2021

It's certainly cold, with Ostrochovsky's camera viewing events with a dispassionate distance, but it's never quite as chilling as this story of paranoia and fear of authoritarianism should be. Review

5.0

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2021-05-12

2021

Complimenting the directorial skills of Charbonier and Powell is the young Dewey, whose silent performance is immensely impressive. Review

8.0

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2021-05-11

2021

For a movie that tackles such a hot button issue, And Tomorrow the Entire World is surprisingly lacking in political depth. Review

6.0

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2021-05-07

2021

Kruger certainly has a distinctive in-your-face style, which may win him some fans of an edgelord nature, but if you're looking for originality in narrative terms, well, forget about it. Kruger's film is probably best enjoyed if your brain is as fried as its protagonist. Review

4.0

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2021-05-06

2021

Oxygen plays its story with a straight face, and its sober tone and lack of emotional engagement makes its real time 100 minutes suffocating for the wrong reasons. Review

5.0

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2021-05-05

2021

Zhao is as poetic a filmmaker as it gets, the closest to a John Ford figure we have today; and like that great American master, she knows where to find poetry in America, in its people and its panoramas. Review

9.0

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2021-05-03

2021

There's an interesting movie somewhere in Here Are the Young Men, or maybe a better adaptation of Doyle's book. Ironically, it suffers from a filmmaker who seems intent on following the example of others rather than forging his own creative path. Review

5.0

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2021-05-01

2021

Things Heard & Seen desperately wants to be a horror movie for our moment, but it's unlikely to haunt your thoughts for more than a minute. Review

4.0

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2021-04-30

2021

It's difficult to imagine audiences clamouring for the further adventures of John Kelly/Clark, as this potential franchise runs out of ideas halfway through its first instalment. Review

5.0

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2021-04-29

2021

These characters are so uninteresting and their journey so monotonous that by the time they're in danger you couldn't care less who makes it off the island. Review

4.0

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2021-04-28

2021

Beast Beast doesn't quite coalesce as neatly as it might like, but there's something affecting about its rough edges. Mining three striking performances from his young leads and displaying a talent for structuring a story to elicit the maximum build-up of tension, Madden has marked himself as one to watch. Review

7.0

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2021-04-27

2021

Regardless of the racial issues, it never really grapples with its central theme of how human lives are valued by education level and skills. After all its tortured moodiness, it ultimately comes down to another protracted scene in which someone has to venture outside the shuttle and take a dangerous space walk to repair a doohickey. Review

5.0

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2021-04-24

2021

Laid out on paper, The Oak Room may not spin the most original story, but in Calahan, Genoway and their grizzled ensemble of motormouths, we're treated to a captivating spin on some old standards. Review

7.0

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2021-04-23

2021

Using limited means, Robinson and Young have crafted an engaging horror story that focusses on the one element so often overlooked by low budget practitioners of the genre – the people at its centre. Review

8.0

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2021-04-17

2021

O'Brien is affable enough as Joel, but after setting him up as a nebbish in the opening scenes, the film fails to exploit the comic potential of how out of depth he is. Review

6.0

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2021-04-15

2021

Agutter perfectly captures Wynne's contradictory mix of naivete and precociousness. Review

8.0

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2021-04-14

2021

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