Aaron Hillis

Aaron Hillis is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • Vetted by Sundance and Cannes, and nominated for three Spirit Awards, Chloé Zhao's modestly rewarding dramatic portrait of Lakota Native Americans is the kind of poetically restrained, largely unscripted, ethnographically focused...

  • Much like the Oscar-winning Holocaust horror Son of Saul, Atom Egoyan's atypically linear revenge fantasy disingenuously evokes the ghastly legacy of Auschwitz as an artsploitation thriller. Working with first-time screenwriter Benjamin...

  • Few would understand the trials and tribulations of living with a special-needs child, but as the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, director Janet Grillo (Fly Away) ably and unsentimentally immerses viewers in that demanding...

  • It's on record that Soviet filmmaking pioneer Sergei Eisenstein (Strike, October, and the film school staple Battleship Potemkin), after his professional endeavors in Hollywood were thwarted by anti-communist bias, ventured to...

  • The beauty of watching a soapy period piece as escapist "corset porn" is that its shortcomings can be ignored as long as the costumes and production design are sumptuous enough -- or, as a trump card, the immortal Kate Winslet is the headliner....

  • Desperately needing more idiosyncratic delight, narrative substance, or at least jokes per minute, writer-director Kenny Riches's wannabe cult comedy is a quasi-naturalistic but too-slack-by-half imitation of Jared Hess's studied stoner-quirk...

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