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.

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  • Retitled to sound like a PlayStation first-person shooter, the frenzied pan-Asian action import formerly known as SPL 2: A Time for Consequences is only a thematic follow-up, requiring no familiarity with 2005's martial-arts crime drama...

  • Radiantly restored in 4K, King Hu's superlative 1971 wuxia (literally "martial hero," a frequently misunderstood staple of Chinese storytelling typically defined by chivalrous lower-class men fighting oppression or misdeeds) is an obvious...

  • Attractive, humorless Canadian yuppies golf and play tennis in slow motion, ski, hunt geese, grow marijuana and cheat on their partners in this feeble soap opera that's as stilted and unsexy as an adolescent dry hump. There's not much reason or...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    That light-gray Glen plaid suit, topped with a bright red bowtie and white kicks. That precociously naive predilection for absurdly oversized or miniaturized household gadgets. Those impatient eye rolls, mischievous tongue darts and sweetly dement...

  • 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...

  • In the manically imaginative and very funny Pee-wee's Big Holiday — Paul Reubens' first movie as the easily amused man-child since his 1991 indecent-exposure arrest set off an idiotic array of career-stalling media attention —...

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