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: 2069 / 2069

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The Truth doesn't quite have the emotional heft of Kore-eda's best work but it's nonetheless a seamless shift to European filmmaking for a director whose work had seemed distinctly Japanese, if global in its themes. Review

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2020-03-13

2020

The Most Dangerous Game entered the public domain in 2020, so expect a lost of opportunist reworkings of its premise over the next few years. The Hunt is a worthy standout addition to its canon, a movie for our time for those of us who are sick to death of movies for our time. Review

8.0

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2020-03-12

2020

Unlike Anna's pupil, Weisse has the technique down pat, but in failing to bring her own personality through, she's simply hitting the notes in the right order. Review

6.0

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2020-03-11

2020

As an actress, Mulligan continues to fulfil her promise of becoming one of the most talented performers of her generation, but on the evidence of this ramshackle debut, I'll need more convincing regarding her director's potential for greatness. Review

5.0

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2020-03-09

2020

VFW

In the hands of a director more comfortable with action, VFW might become a modern cult classic. But for now it's worth a watch for the moments in between the action, when its cast of veteran supporting players grasp the opportunity to take centre stage. Review

7.0

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2020-03-08

2020

Its main issue is that it never decides whether it's a horror movie or a Brady Bunch Movie/Starsky & Hutch style parody of the original show, and neither horror buffs nor Fantasy Island fans (if any of the latter even exist) will be satisfied by this mess. Review

1.0

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2020-03-07

2020

The trouble is, Ditte & Louise struggles to find a way to mine humour from this dynamic, instead opting for a level of toilet humour that is little more than a gender reversal of those awful sex comedies that were so popular in the 1980s. Review

4.0

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2020-03-05

2020

In Rose Plays Julie, revenge is a dish served cold indeed. Review

8.0

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2020-03-04

2020

Like so many of these British comedy-dramas, Misbehaviour boasts some stellar performances, will provoke a few chortles, and offers the odd moment of pathos. But ultimately it leaves you yearning for another (documentary?) film that might better explore its subject and setting. Review

6.0

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2020-03-02

2020

It's also a chronicle of the life of a ruthless man, following the tradition of such greats as Citizen Kane, Barry Lyndon and There Will be Blood, but it falls far short of such exalted company as it struggles to stake a claim of its own. Review

5.0

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2020-03-01

2020

While Proxima is a lot more grounded that the likes of Gravity, Arrival and Ad Astra, but it's arguably more awe-inspiring because it reminds us that Sarahs really do exist. Review

8.0

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2020-02-28

2020

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll develop an ulcer, and you might grow to appreciate the sacrifices your parents made to keep you safe, if not happy. Review

8.0

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2020-02-27

2020

So global are the themes highlighted by Spring Tide that I suspect for a large portion of its audience it will prove uncomfortable viewing, a scratching of the sort of societal and interpersonal itches we often leave untended. Review

7.0

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2020-02-26

2020

To deliberate on Hope Gap's post-marital trial, this jury needs more substantial evidence. Review

6.0

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2020-02-25

2020

The Jesus Rolls is desperate not to offend its audience, except for its Latin contingent. Review

1.0

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2020-02-24

2020

Some of these questions are eventually answered, while some are left dangling, but even when we get answers it's too late, as we've been so distracted by what felt like plot inconsistencies that our level of engagement has dropped substantially. Review

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2020-02-23

2020

The Perfect Candidate is strongest when it's hanging out with Maryam, Sara and their teenage sister Selma. Review

7.0

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2020-02-22

2020

Vivarium might be dismissed as a deeply cynical view of suburban life, but its take on the strength of relationships is ultimately uplifting. Review

7.0

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2020-02-16

2020

It may be decked out in eye-singeing pastel colours and attempt to tickle our ribs with Nighy's usual assortment of tics, but it's ultimately the sort of stodgy, overly reverent period drama that we thought had died out a couple of decades ago. Review

5.0

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2020-02-13

2020

As bad as the film around her is, Stewart gives it her all, proving she can seamlessly flit between European arthouse fare and Hollywood dross in a manner rarely seen. Review

3.0

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2020-02-10

2020

What's most interesting about You Go to My Head is also its most frustrating element. You're never quite sure whose side de Clercq wants you to take. Review

7.0

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2020-02-06

2020

You might think twice about drinking your tap water after watching Dark Waters, but that's a result of factoids that you could have learned from a documentary on the subject. Much like Dupont, Dark Waters would benefit from caring more about its people. Review

6.0

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2020-02-03

2020

It's a gloriously sunny piece of cinematic poptimism that seems to set up a more interesting movie than the generic thriller that follows. Review

5.0

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2020-01-27

2020

It's a shame that The Rhythm Section is such a narrative and tonal mess, because there's enough here to lay the foundations for a promising franchise. Review

5.0

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2020-01-26

2020

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