Aaron Hillis

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  • It may be true that Argentinian filmmaker Hernán Guerschuny was formerly a critic, but his innocuously agreeable meta rom-com does nothing to dispel the myth that it's a job only for self-important, cine-hating blowhards keen to sharpen...

  • Defining comedy can be as subjective as enjoying it, particularly when it comes to the cinematic meta-absurdities of French electro musician turned filmmaker Quentin Dupieux -- whose instant-cult career rolled out with a telekinetic,...

  • Much like his 2009 social-realist psychodrama Tony — starring a chilling Peter Ferdinando as a council-estate loner on a Dahmer-esque murder bender — writer-director Gerard Johnson's equally ruthless and arrestingly gritty...

  • Like a Kiwi cousin to Mel Gibson's historical indigenous spectacle Apocalypto, director Toa Fraser's feral action epic drops viewers into the warring rivalries of Maori tribes (subtitled for your pleasure) in some indiscriminate,...

  • The generational catchall "millennial" may conjure prejudices of internet-weaned babies with Peter Pan complexes, but debut filmmaker Garrett Bradley's relaxed, impressionistic depiction of twentysomethings in New Orleans takes a microcosmic...

  • In 1983 — as chronicled in Dutch investigative reporter Peter R. de Vries's best-seller — five financially desperate childhood pals turned to crime, capturing wealthy beer magnate Freddy Heineken (and his chauffeur, Ab Doderer) in...