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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Even if you've never had any self-doubt, it's impossible not to empathise with Beth. Louis-Dreyfus plays the part like a wounded animal, and her embodiment of the emotional hurt she's suddenly engulfed by is akin to a lighter version of seeing Jimmy Stewart depressed and suicidal at the end of It's a Wonderful Life. Review

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8 august

8 aug

Ridley is really only known for her role in the Star Wars franchise, so her performance here almost feels like we're seeing her for the first time, and she's revelatory. Review

8.0

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7 august

7 aug

Such distractions are thankfully brief and the core of the movie is a simple and endearing tale of two people finding family just when they need it most. Review

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4 august

4 aug

The biggest problem with Meg 2: The Trench is that it fundamentally misunderstands the appeal of sharksploitation movies. Almost none of them are good, and the few that work manage to pull off the feat of making us care about the human characters. Review

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3 august

3 aug

While there's little here to mark her out as a writer/director to watch, it's clear she has a bright future in front of the camera. Review

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2 august

2 aug

Kudos to Kim, whose performance leads us to overlook some of her character's inconsistencies, at least while viewing. Lloyd's structuring of the film means that we're too busy guessing what's at play to interrogate some of the flaws in the script. Review

6.0

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1 august

1 aug

As you would expect from Peckinpah, the film's action scenes are intense and as memorable as any he created during his career. Review

9.0

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27 july

27 jul

While the movie is calm and calculated in its storytelling for much of the running time, Zarcilla isn't afraid to give us an old-fashioned bonkers climax, riffing on The Fall of the House of Usher and William Lustig's Maniac. Review

7.0

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25 july

25 jul

Annoyingly, all this insufferable performative white liberalism is capped off with a genuinely great pun. Whether you can make it to the end to experience it is another question. Review

3.0

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22 july

22 jul

Perhaps Oppenheimer's biggest flaw is how little insight it gives us into the man himself. Review

6.0

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19 july

19 jul

Is a fitting end to Loach's career, one filled with small moments of humanity that have more impact than any angry monologue. Review

7.0

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14 july

14 jul

Quicksand gets bogged down (sorry) in Josh and Sofia trashing out the reasons why their relationship failed. Review

5.0

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12 july

12 jul

Rather than exploiting our knowledge of this world to create suspense, The Red Door too often makes us sit through what feels like a retread of the first movie, right down to another boring climax in The Further. Review

4.0

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7 july

7 jul

The action is massive, the very definition of spectacle, but it never loses sight of the people involved. Review

10

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5 july

5 jul

Even if the script never really gives them anything of note to chew on, Beckinsale and Cox are very engaging, making Prisoner's Daughter an easy watch. But should a movie with this premise be an easy watch? Review

6.0

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1 july

1 jul

The Dial of Destiny probably isn't going to be a crowd-pleaser, but it seems to have made one old man happy. That's good enough for me. Review

6.0

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26 june

26 jun

Nazaire's performance is objectively amateurish but subjectively compelling. Review

7.0

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22 june

22 jun

Like so many of the Tarantino knockoffs of the '90s, Cinnamon revels in its violence but lacks the maturity to reckon with its consequences. It also shares that annoying '90s tendency for overwritten dialogue, with various characters monologuing in a self-satisfied manner that the bland writing really doesn't justify. Review

5.0

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20 june

20 jun

Harington is surprisingly good here, and he plays the role with something of a homoerotic frisson, like Rob Lowe in Curtis Hanson's Bad Influence. Review

7.0

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17 june

17 jun

Galán often seems to be lacking direction, particularly in the lengthy sequences in which she's simply walking or driving, and her performance too often lapses into a one-note snarl. Review

4.0

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16 june

16 jun

The effectiveness of the "twist" is a moot point however, as this is essentially a tender drama of reconnection and reconciliation. Review

7.0

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15 june

15 jun

For the most part, The Line is a drama about the lengths people will go to in order to fit in with those they really have little in common with. And thanks largely to some captivating performances, it works as such. Review

6.0

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14 june

14 jun

Je'vida is a remarkably well acted film, testament no doubt to her capabilities as a director of people who were likely eager to have their stories told as a vital means of preserving their dwindling society. Review

7.0

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13 june

13 jun

Our familiarity with narratives of this ilk means we suspect Matho and Bill's paths are headed for tragedy, and there's always a suspicion around white liberal filmmakers playing in a minority sandbox. Review

8.0

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9 june

9 jun

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