Aaron Hillis

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  • 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...

  • Playing upon the universality of being anxiously broke, Bulgarian filmmaking duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's stark, stealthy and dispassionately shot social-realist drama traps viewers in what turns out to be a precisely paced,...

  • In northwestern New Mexico, the city of Gallup has been nicknamed the "Heart of Indian Country" for its large, culturally significant Native American population, though it was also controversially dubbed "Drunk Town, U.S.A." by 20/20 in a...

  • 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...