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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

Latest Stories

  • 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 culture-deadening Marvel Cinematic Universe has already shanghaied the world into giving over hearts, minds and wallets, so — as Tina Turner could've sung about Nick Love's superpowered-loser indie — we don't need another hero....

  • So unpretentious that it could be accused of lacking style or vigor, writer-director Marya Cohn's maturely conceived, Kickstarter-budgeted debut swaps genders on the more traditionally male-driven story of a stunted coming-of-age. (Think...

  • Through American eyes, Israeli writer-director Tom Shoval's tense and striking debut — which smoothly flits between familial melodrama, psychological thriller and socioeconomic allegory — may trigger false foreshadowing of an...

  • A life-after-prison chronicle that might seem emotionally or even narratively absurd if it were a scripted drama, Ireland-based filmmaker Viko Nikci's undeniably poignant doc surprisingly chooses to follow threads of hope and forgiveness over the...

  • Mary Agnes Donoghue — the septuagenarian screenwriter who adapted Beaches and White Oleander — hangs her second directorial effort (after 1991's Paradise) on some old-fashioned, disgustingly patriarchal values in...

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