Aaron Hillis

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  • Nineteenth-century Italian violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini was rumored to have made a Faustian pact in order to play like the devil, though the flexibility that enabled him to cover three octaves across four strings with one hand was more...

  • When the coal dust settles, writer-director Sara Colangelo's soberly compassionate debut — a West Virginia mining-town drama, well-acted and impressively shot on location, as reworked from her 2010 short of the same title —...

  • In 2004, four ambitious Hispanic high schoolers in Phoenix — three of them undocumented immigrants, all of them underdogs with limited resources and prospects — defeated MIT's brightest (and better-bankrolled) in an...

  • Shot down over Singaporean rainforest during WWII, an Australian fighter pilot (Khan Chittenden) wakes up in a tree, swinging from his parachute in writer-director Aaron Wilson's ambitiously immersive, thinly plotted debut -- a minimalist...

  • Supernatural teen angst and romance are in the chilly air of fashion photographer–turned-filmmaker Carter Smith's (The Ruins) brooding and mostly naturalistic psychodrama, ripped from the pages of Christopher Barzak's young-adult...

  • A generic title befits director Gregory W. Friedle's lethargic, Connecticut-set and otherwise undistinctive indie thriller, which attempts to offer the white-knuckle gratifications of a studio procedural with a conspicuous lack of production...